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symbol
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symbol /'simbəl/
  • danh từ
    • vật tượng trưng
      • white is the symbol of purity: màu trắng tượng trưng cho sự trong trắng
    • ký hiệu
      • chemical symbol: ký hiệu hoá học
  • ngoại động từ
    • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) biểu hiện, tượng trưng
    • diễn đạt bằng tượng trưng
Concise Dictionary
symbolled|symbolling|symbols'sɪmbl
noun
+an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
+something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
representation, figure, metaphor, allegory, insigne (singular; plural is insignia), token, sign, emblem, badge, image, logotype, mark, trade mark, colophon, brand, code, abbreviation, phonogram, initialism, cryptogram, acronym, monogram, password, shibboleth, watchword, code word; arms, bearing, armorial bearing, crest, escutcheon, coat of arms, banner, flag, pennant, standard, Colloq logo:
This jewel is a mere symbol of my devotion and love for you.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 ~ (of sth) a person, an object, an event, etc. that represents a more general quality or situation: White has always been a symbol of purity in Western cultures. + Mandela became a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle.
2 ~ (for sth) a sign, number, letter, etc. that has a fixed meaning, especially in science, mathematics and music: What is the chemical symbol for copper? + A list of symbols used on the map is given in the index.
See also - SEX SYMBOL, STATUS SYMBOL
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 image/object/event that is a sign of sth

ADJ.

clear, dramatic, perfect, potent, powerful, supreme, ultimate
The Berlin wall was the supreme symbol of the Cold War.
| universal
The dove is a universal symbol of peace.
| outward, physical, visual
The company car is an outward symbol of the employee's status.
| ancient, traditional | national | cultural, military, political | divine, religious, sacred | Christian, Hindu, etc. | fertility, phallic, sexual, virility
The villagers took fertility symbols into the fields to ensure a good harvest.
| sex
(= a person famous for being attractive)He is not most people's idea of a sex symbol.
| status
A stressful job can actually be a status symbol.

VERB + SYMBOL

adopt sth as, regard sth as, see sth as, use sth as
Eggs are seen as the symbol of new life.

2 letter/sign that has a particular meaning

ADJ.

identifying
All GM products carry an identifying symbol.
| abstract, geometric, geometrical | graphic, written | chemical, Chinese, linguistic, mathematical, musical, phonemic, phonetic, punctuation
A list of phonetic symbols is given in the front of the dictionary.

VERB + SYMBOL

bear, be marked with, have
The coin bears a Jewish symbol. The bottle had a skull and crossbones symbol on it.
| display, show, use
Hotels that show this symbol offer activities for children.
| look out for, see
Always look out for the special ABTA symbol at your travel agent's. You can use your tokens wherever you see this symbol.
| decipher, interpret, understand

SYMBOL + VERB

denote sth, indicate sth, mean sth, represent sth
What does this little symbol mean?

PREP.

in ~s
a message written in symbols
| ~ for
O is the chemical symbol for oxygen.



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