from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.
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- adj. Serving as, or relating to a symbol, emblem or illustration of a type
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem; symbolic; typically representative; representing as an emblem
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or constituting an emblem; using or dealing in emblems; symbolic.
- Representative by some allusion or customary association; suggestive through similarity of qualities or conventional significance: as, a crown is emblematic of royalty; whiteness is emblematic of purity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being or serving as an illustration of a type
- adj. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
On Sunday, a senior White House official pointed to a trade-off that he called emblematic of the administration's efforts: a restructuring of the Pell grant program, a key initiative of the Obama administration, to cover the maximum $5,550 benefit for a growing number of eligible college and vocational students.
These are referred to as emblematic gestures, and, like the words they represent, they're processed in the left hemisphere of the brain.
In fact in the speech announcing her selection, he called her emblematic of "the hopes and the values of working people."
"You now bear a name emblematic of timidity and inconstancy.
She calls Turkey Creek's case "emblematic" of similar problems she's trying to help address nationwide.
But, Kirk, a lot of people were wondering if that's kind of emblematic of an effort to appeal to constituencies that perhaps are not as impressed with the president as the constituencies that are.
It seems so worried about maintaining a breakneck blockbuster pace, in fact, that it skips out on drawing any kind of emblematic story or character-building in favor of VFX-filled action sequences that effectively amount to nothing.
And “Oracle” is for me a kind of emblematic piece – emblematic of a whole way of thought, perhaps of our times.
You know, she wanted a movie and it's kind of emblematic of her luck, symbolic of her luck.
Gray called the summer jobs debate "emblematic" of an interbranch relationship gone battery-acid sour.