(noun, verb)


1. an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Definition categories: communication, sign, signal, signaling

2. something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

- the eagle is a symbol of the United States

Similar word(s): symbolization

Definition categories: thought

Sentences with symbol as a noun:

- $ is the symbol for dollars in the US and some other countries.

- '#' is the octothorpe symbol.

- Chinese people use word symbols for writing.

- The lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.

- The dollar symbol has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea.

- The Apostles, Nicene Creed and the confessional books of Protestantism, such as the Augsburg Confession of Lutheranism are considered symbols.


1. To symbolize.