US: /ˈtoʊkən/
UK: /tˈə‍ʊkən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

token /'toukən/
  • danh từ
    • dấu hiệu, biểu hiện
      • as a token of our gratitude: như là một biểu hiện của lòng biết ơn của chúng tôi
    • vật kỷ niệm, vật lưu niệm
      • I'll keep it as a token: tôi giữ cái đó như là một vật kỷ niệm
    • bằng chứng, chứng
      • token payment: món tiền trả trước để làm bằng (làm tin)
    • by toke
      • by the same token
        • more by token
          • vả lại; ngoài ra; thêm vào đó
        • vì thế cho nên
        • in token of
          • để làm bằng; coi như một dấu hiệu (một biểu hiện) của

Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun
1 a round piece of metal or plastic used instead of money to operate some machines or as a form of payment: a parking token
2 (BrE) a piece of paper that you pay for and that sb can exchange for sth in a shop/store: a £20 book / record / gift token - VOUCHER
3 a piece of paper that you can collect when you buy a particular product and then exchange for sth: Collect six tokens for a free T-shirt.
4 something that is a symbol of a feeling, a fact, an event, etc: Please accept this small gift as a token of our gratitude.
Idioms: by the same token for the same reasons: The penalty for failure will be high. But, by the same token, the rewards for success will be great.
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 involving very little effort or feeling and intended only as a way of showing other people that you think sb/sth is important, when really you are not sincere: The government has only made a token gesture towards helping the unemployed. + There was one token woman on the committee (= a woman who is included in the group to make it look as if women are always included, although that is not true). + When he suggested going into business on their own, she put up only a token resistance.
2 done as a symbol to show that you are serious about sth and will keep a promise or an agreement or do more later: The government agreed to send a small token force to the area. + a one-day token strike
3 (of a small amount of money) that you pay or charge sb only as a symbol, because a payment is expected: We charge only a token fee for use of the facilities.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 coin, disc:
You need to buy a token to get through the turnstile.
2 symbol, sign, mark, marker, badge, emblem, indication, proof, evidence:
The purple trim on a Roman toga was a token of its wearer's elevated status.
3 souvenir, memento, keepsake, reminder, remembrance, Archaic remembrancer:
The miniature Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower are tokens of our trips abroad.
4 symbolic, emblematic, representative:
The panel was made up of three men and a token woman.
5 superficial, cosmetic, surface, perfunctory, minimal, slight, nominal:
We encountered only token resistance when taking over the communications centre.

Collocation dictionary


good luck, love


in ~ of
She presented them with a small gift in token of her thanks.


(as) a token of appreciation/friendship/respect
We hope you will accept this book as a small token of our appreciation.

Concise English dictionary

+an individual instance of a type of symbol
+a metal or plastic disk that can be used (as a substitute for coins) in slot machines
+something of sentimental value
+insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)