Definition of Emblematic

1. Adjective. Serving as a visible symbol for something abstract. "The spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"

Exact synonyms: Emblematical, Symbolic, Symbolical
Similar to: Representative
Derivative terms: Emblem, Emblem, Emblem, Symbol, Symbol



2. Adjective. Being or serving as an illustration of a type. "An action exemplary of his conduct"
Exact synonyms: Exemplary, Typic
Similar to: Typical
Derivative terms: Emblem, Emblem, Example, Type

Definition of Emblematic

1. a. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem; symbolic; typically representative; representing as an emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity.

Definition of Emblematic

1. Adjective. Serving as, or relating to a symbol, emblem or illustration of a type ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emblematic

1. [adj]

Emblematic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emblematic

emblazing
emblazon
emblazoned
emblazoner
emblazoners
emblazoning
emblazonings
emblazonment
emblazonments
emblazonries
emblazonry
emblazons
emblem
emblema
emblemata
emblematic (current term)
emblematical
emblematically
emblematicize
emblematicized
emblematicizing
emblematist
emblematists
emblematize
emblematized
emblematizes
emblematizing
emblemed
emblement
emblements

Literary usage of Emblematic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1882)
"SIMEON of Cana, the pink hyacinth, emblematic of sweet temper. ... THADDEUS, the Chrysoprase, emblematic of serenity and trustfulness. ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1887)
"We propose to treat it in connection with the emblematic Mounds. ... The existence of village life among the emblematic Mound Builders will probably not be ..."

3. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1885)
"EXPLORATIONS AMONG THE emblematic MOUNDS. The editor of this journal has hcen spending several weeks in exploring the mounds of Wisconsin. ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1888)
"On the book of knowledge is perched the dove, emblematic of purity, while the olive branch at the left of the book and the palm under the Fool's Bauble give ..."

5. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... bearing, as emblematic devices, the holly bough, wassail-bowl, &c. Beside him stands a pretty little girl, carrying a branch of mistletoe. ..."

6. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by Robert Browning, W. Tyas Harden, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman, William Groser (1880)
"XX. A CALLIOPE. Half modern—the drapery rather coarse. XXI. A HERCULES ON AN emblematic BASE. The arms probably restored, for the right hand ..."

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