Emblem

Definition of Emblem

Em´blem
n.1.Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
2.A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of eternity.
3.A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verse, or the like, intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
v. t.1.To represent by an emblem; to symbolize.
[imp. & p. p. Emblemed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Embleming.]
Emblemed by the cozening fig tree.
- Feltham.

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