1. special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

Definition categories: man–made, design, figure, pattern

2. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

Similar word(s): allegory

Definition categories: communication, symbol, symbolization

Sentences with emblem as a noun:

- The trucks were emblazoned with the emblem of the Red Cross and were not supposed to be targeted.

- The rampant poverty in the ethnic slums was just an emblem of the group's disenfranchisement by the society as a whole.