noun (1)
\ ˈlō-(ˌ)gō also ˈlä- How to pronounce logo (audio) \
plural logos\ ˈlō-​(ˌ)gōz How to pronounce logos (audio) also  ˈlä-​ \

Definition of logo

 (Entry 1 of 3)

2 : an identifying symbol (as for use in advertising)
3 : an identifying statement : motto


noun (2)
Lo·​go | \ ˈlō-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Logo (audio) \

Definition of Logo (Entry 2 of 3)

: a computer programming language (see language sense 1b(5)) that employs simple English commands and is used especially for introducing school children to computers

Definition of logo- (Entry 3 of 3)

— see log-

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Synonyms for logo

Synonyms: Noun (1)

emblem, ensign, hallmark, impresa, symbol, totem, trademark

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Examples of logo in a Sentence

Noun (1)

the company's logo is instantly recognizable all over the world

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Danny Shirley, lead singer for country rock band Confederate Railroad, which lost out on two gigs because of its name and logoThe number of teeth found inside the mouth of a 7-year-old boy who had been complaining of jaw pain Indoor skydiving? Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things to know for August 2: Politics, SEALs, Saudi Arabia, Cyntoia Brown, climate," 2 Aug. 2019 The lure of national attention from next year’s All-Star game could prompt a corporate sponsor to pay up to put its name and logo on the field. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, "Could sports betting be coming to Dodger Stadium?," 23 July 2019 Danielle Baskin of San Francisco started Branded Fruit initially as a joke but now has a thriving business of printing company names and logos on all types of produce, from avocados to peaches to sweet potatoes. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "It’s free. It’s fun. Why Silicon Valley loves swag — and how it’s changing," 21 July 2019 Young noted that the company has not authorized Hugo to use the company’s name or logo in any way. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Referencing Queen, Madonna, and Cher, TripAdvisor blasts ‘Straight Pride Parade’ over alleged trademark infringement," 20 July 2019 If the tribe finds the name and logo offensive, the BOE will look for alternatives. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Residents Divided On Redmen Name, Symbol," 8 July 2019 Besides beginning to sign players, the names and logos of the eight teams are expected to be unveiled. Joe Reedy, The Denver Post, "XFL’s plans for upcoming season starting to take shape," 2 July 2019 For the most part, fashion copyright laws are set up to protect more tangible things — proprietary fabrics and other technical components, brand names, and logos — which can be patented or easily trademarked. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Can Vans really sue Target for a cheap look-alike of its most famous skater shoe?," 26 Dec. 2018 FedEx Field flashed Huawei’s name and logo on electronic signs for at least two games. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Huawei Had a Deal to Give Washington Redskins Fans Free Wi-Fi, Until the Government Stepped In," 24 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of logo

Noun (1)

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for logo

Noun (2)

modification of Greek logos word

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The first known use of logo was in 1937

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English Language Learners Definition of logo

: a symbol that is used to identify a company and that appears on its products

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