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Meaning of emblem

em•blem

Pronunciation: (em'blum), [key]
— n.
  1. an object or its representation, symbolizing a quality, state, class of persons, etc.; symbol: The olive branch is an emblem of peace.
  2. a sign, design, or figure that identifies or represents something: the emblem of a school.
  3. an allegorical picture, often inscribed with a motto supplemental to the visual image with which it forms a single unit of meaning.
  4. an inlaid or tessellated ornament.
—v.t.
  1. to represent with an emblem.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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