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noun (1)

ˈlō-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce logo (audio)
 also  ˈlä-
plural logos ˈlō-(ˌ)gōz How to pronounce logo (audio)
 also  ˈlä-
: an identifying symbol (as for use in advertising)
: an identifying statement : motto


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noun (2)

Lo·​go ˈlō-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Logo (audio)
: a computer programming language (see language sense 1b(5)) that employs simple English commands and is used especially for introducing school children to computers


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combining form

see log-

Examples of logo in a Sentence

Noun (1) the company's logo is instantly recognizable all over the world
Recent Examples on the Web
Wp logo Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny died Friday in a Russian penal colony. Mary Ilyushina, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 The record-breaker was a three off the dribble on the left wing near the Mediacom Court logo with 7:45 left in the first quarter. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 Among those discussed again on Thursday were the idea of the A’s name and logo being kept in Oakland, the guarantee of an MLB expansion team coming to the city, and a guarantee that the Oakland Roots and/or Oakland Soul soccer teams could play games at the Coliseum. Jason Mastrodonato, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 The Hiya Connect service means that organizations will be able to add data to their calls beyond just name and logo such as location and the reason for the call itself. Davey Winder, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 At Coach, New York caps were clipped onto the label’s mini bags; Tommy Hilfiger’s gray wool styles featured the brand’s signature red, white, and blue logo. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 The logo is a tiger with 15 stripes, one for each of his majors. Doug Ferguson, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 Ali Hussein Jaafar’s Pinnacle Imaging had been located there until 2022 and the building still bears its logos. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 11 Feb. 2024 The yard lines, each about a foot apart, are meticulously painted around the Kansas City Chiefs’ signature logo in the middle. Alison Booth, Kansas City Star, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History


Noun (2)

modification of Greek logos word

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of logo was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Logo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logo. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
ˈlō-gō How to pronounce logo (audio)
plural logos -gōz How to pronounce logo (audio)
: an identifying symbol or motto
a company logo


2 of 2 noun
Lo·​go ˈlō-gō How to pronounce Logo (audio)
: a simplified language for programming and communicating with a computer that uses drawing on a display screen as a tool for teaching programming principles

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