noun (1)
\ ˈlō-(ˌ)gō also ˈlä- \
plural logos\ˈlō-(ˌ)gōz alsoˈlä- \

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 \

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, 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The only difference is the missing home button, except that its rear now sports a Samsung logo. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "This is what Samsung’s next tablet might look like," 2 July 2018 Clermont is known as the Choice of Champions, with the phrase and a logo trademarked as such. Michael Candelaria, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Clermont Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 The woman in the video — who appears to be wearing a Walmart logo T-shirt along with camouflage leggings — grabs containers and napkin dispensers off the counter and throws them, video shows. Jared Gilmour, star-telegram, "Ice cream shop wouldn’t give her a refund. She started throwing cakes, Texas cops say," 18 June 2018 What followed was an incredibly short trailer that showed a rolling camera shot over a giant, lush mountain range and then a logo that got the crowd roaring: Elder Scrolls VI. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Bethesda at E3: Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield confirmed for “next generation”," 11 June 2018 Two are generally reserved for a secondary logo or wordmark insignia, and the others are the team’s respective state flag and year of inception. Richard Morin, azcentral, "New Era reveals 2018 NBA draft hats for all 30 NBA teams," 5 June 2018 It's not decorated with a psychedelic band logo or any such thing. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "New Orleans band Naughty Professor's van reported stolen," 5 June 2018 Instead of the brand’s signature red, Virgin opted for a silver-gray exterior — but with touches of red across the ship, particularly in a new mermaid logo on the hull. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Virgin promised its ships will be unlike any other cruise. Here are the first images | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018 Returning as sixth-graders last fall, the student teams went back to work finalizing details and helping create a logo for the Tween Space. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "STEM Middle School students design 'Tween Space' for Akron-Summit County Public Library (photos)," 11 May 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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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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