From Old French embleme, from Latin emblema (“raised ornaments on vessels, tessellated work, mosaic”), from Ancient Greek ἔμβλημα (émblēma, “an insertion”), from ἐμβάλλειν (embállein, “to put in, to lay on”). Doublet of emblema.
emblem (plural emblems)
- A representative symbol, such as a trademark or logo.
- c. 1604–1605 (date written), William Shakespeare, “All’s Well, that Ends Well”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i], page 235:
- His ſicatrice, with an Embleme of warre, heere on his ſiniſter cheeke;
- Something that represents a larger whole.
- The rampant poverty in the ethnic slums was just an emblem of the group's disenfranchisement by the society as a whole.
- 2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years – sport afforded no protection against his tragic fallibilities […] ”, in The Daily Telegraph (Sport):
- Yes, there were instances of grandstanding and obsessive behaviour, but many were concealed at the time to help protect an aggressively peddled narrative of Pistorius the paragon, the emblem, the trailblazer.
- Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
- A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verses, etc. intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
- “emblem”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “emblem”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- an emblem
- an emblem
- “emblem” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
emblem n (plural embleme)
- Obsolete form of .
- emblem in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN
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