Meaning of emblem in English
Etymologylate 16th century (as a verb): from Latin emblema‘inlaid work, raised ornament’, from Greek emblēma‘insertion’, from emballein‘throw in, insert’, from em-‘in’ + ballein‘to throw’
Definitions1. special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
- 2. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
- « Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk. » Maurice Sendak
- « I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. » Maurice Sendak