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Examples of emblem in a Sentence
The flag is the emblem of our nation.
He has come to be regarded as an emblem of conservatism.
Recent Examples of emblem from the Web
Police in San Antonio, Texas are investigating the alleged assault of a teen who was wearing one of the Make America Great Again hats that were an emblem for President Donald Trump's White House victory.
Sheldon sets her film in West Virginia, which has become something of an emblem for the opiate crisis in the U.S., at Jacob’s Ladder, an unusual rehab facility founded by Dr. Kevin Blankenship, the father of a recovering addict.
The emblem, which was unveiled Friday at a ceremony at Fort Lauderdale's Esplande Park, traces back to the franchise's beginning and pays homage throughout to the Sunshine State.
The worker bee is often used as an emblem for Manchester, representing the city's industrial past and appearing in its crest.
His other work included helping make emblems for the uniforms of some of the NASA astronauts, his family said.
Its emblem here is pieced together with scrappy dignity, stuff of the earth repurposed as the roof of heaven.
And many of us have tangled on Twitter in the past with eggs — discontinued as the default avatar for the pic-less in 2017 as harassment hit a fever pitch on the platform, and the egg became its emblem.
Eagles Nest Park: Named for its use as a nesting site for our national emblem, this expansive park also offers many walking trails and recreational sports options.
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emblem Has Greek Roots
Both "emblem" and its synonym "symbol" trace back to the Greek verb ballein, meaning "to throw." "Emblem" arose from emballein, meaning "to insert," while "symbol" comes from "symballein," Greek for to throw together. "Ballein" is also an ancestor of the words "parable" (from "paraballein," "to compare"), "metabolism" (from "metaballein," "to change"), and "problem" (from "proballein," "to throw forward"). Another (somewhat surprising) "ballein" descendant is "devil," which comes from Greek diabolos, literally meaning "slanderer." "Diabolos" in turn comes from diaballein, meaning "to throw across" or "to slander."
EMBLEM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emblem for English Language Learners
: an object or picture used to suggest a thing that cannot be shown
: a person or thing that represents an idea
EMBLEM Defined for Kids
Synonym Discussion of emblem
- The eagle is one of our national emblems.
- The lion is the symbol of courage.
- This gift is a token of our love.
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