(noun, adjective, verb)


1. insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)

- a token gesture of resistance

- a tokenish gesture

Similar word(s): minimal, minimum, nominal, tokenish

Sentences with token as an adjective:

- He made a token tap on the brake pedal at the stop sign.


1. an individual instance of a type of symbol

- the word `error' contains three tokens of `r'

Similar word(s): item

Definition categories: communication, symbol

2. something serving as a sign of something else

Definition categories: communication, mark, sign

3. a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines

Definition categories: man–made, disc, disk

4. something of sentimental value

Similar word(s): keepsake, relic, souvenir

Definition categories: man–made, object

Sentences with token as a noun:

- According to the Bible, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant with Noah.

- Please accept this bustier as a token of our time together.

- Subway tokens are being replaced by magnetic cards.

- A book token is the easiest option for a Christmas gift.


1. To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote

2. To betroth

3. (philosophy) To symbolize, instantiate