from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


French emblématique, from Medieval Latin emblēmaticus, of an emblem, from Latin emblēma, emblēmat-, emblem; see emblem.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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