symbol symbol  /ˈsɪm bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  2. (n) something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Just like Madonna and Michelle Pfeiffer, the peace symbol is turning 50 this year.
  2. The Da Vinci Code's master symbologist, Robert Langdon, returns to unlock the key to mystical wisdom in The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
  3. In June, a new political party unveiled its logo a symbol resembling a swastika.

News

  1. #Bostonstrong Pride Is Driving Prices For Bruins Stanley Cup Tickets To New Records

    Teams are often a symbol of their city's character. After one of the worst tragedies in Boston history, The Bruins unexpected run to the Stanley Cup Finals seems to be a reflection the city?s unyielding will to overcome, and advance. The run has produced a wellspring of city pride that has also driven ticket prices way up compared to the Bruins last Stanley Cup visit in 2011.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Clean Enviro Tech (OTCBB: CETC / Berlin & Stuttgart: A1KB22, ISIN: US18452C1080, SYMBOL: S03A) Enters Into Licensing ...

    LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Clean Enviro Tech ( OTCBB : CETC ) ( BERLIN : A1KB22 ) (ISIN: US18452C1080) (SYMBOL: S03A) ( www.cleanenvirotech.com ) ( www.cleanenvirotech.de ) an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-ion powered batteries worldwide and a leading developer of residential, Solar Concentrating, Electric Power Generation ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  3. University Mound, true diversity symbol

    University Mound, true diversity symbol [...] that is exactly what stands shrouded by cypress trees on obscure University Mound, the ranch-house home of the Convent of the Good Shepherd. "When I came here three years ago, I was struck by how cosmopolitan the city is," said Sister Barbara Beasley, community leader for the seven sisters who share meals and prayers under a dark pitched roof. The ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "I'm definitely concerned about what has happened in London and in Paris," Rogge said. "I'm deeply saddened by the fact that such an important symbol has been attacked. We recognize the right for people to protest and express their views but...
    on Apr 8, 2006 By: Jacques Rogge Source: 940 News

  2. "It was a dreadful day, but it is also a day that will remain, I believe, a symbol of the enduring bravery of the British people," Cameron told the House of Commons.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Of the New Moon star, Daniel said, "Rob Pattinson is a genuine sexy guy. He's got the height. If girls like short and nerdy, then I'm a sex symbol!"
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Daniel Radcliffe Source: Socialite Life (blog)

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