• IPA: /ˈɛmbləm/

emblem (plural emblems)

  1. A representative symbol, such as a trademark or logo.
    The medical trucks were emblazoned with the emblem of the Red Cross.
    • c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
      His cicatrice, an emblem of war, here on his sinister cheek.
  2. Something which represents a larger whole.
    The rampant poverty in the ethnic slums was just an emblem of the group's disenfranchisement by the society as a whole.
  3. Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
  4. A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verses, etc. intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
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emblem (emblems, present participle embleming; past and past participle emblemed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To symbolize.

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