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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something that represents something else.

Usage examples (37)
  • The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
  • The eagle is a symbol of the United States
  • My mention of the word symbol is justified by its English language definition.
  • Without encoding and decoding, the idea of a "symbol" is meaningless at that point in history. for more
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