emblem

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1em·blem

noun \ˈem-bləm\

: an object or picture used to suggest a thing that cannot be shown

: a person or thing that represents an idea

Full Definition of EMBLEM

1
:  a picture with a motto or set of verses intended as a moral lesson
2
:  an object or the figure of an object symbolizing and suggesting another object or an idea
3
a :  a symbolic object used as a heraldic device
b :  a device, symbol, or figure adopted and used as an identifying mark

Examples of EMBLEM

  1. The flag is the emblem of our nation.
  2. He has come to be regarded as an emblem of conservatism.

Origin of EMBLEM

Middle English, from Latin emblema inlaid work, from Greek emblēmat-, emblēma, from emballein to insert, from en- + ballein to throw — more at devil
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Heraldry Terms

blazon, cachet, couchant, dormant, escutcheon, potent, standard, totem

2emblem

transitive verb

Definition of EMBLEM

First Known Use of EMBLEM

1584

Other Heraldry Terms

blazon, cachet, couchant, dormant, escutcheon, potent, standard, totem

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