Definition of Token

1. Noun. An individual instance of a type of symbol. "The word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"

Exact synonyms: Item
Specialized synonyms: Postage, Postage Stamp, Stamp, Trading Stamp
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Derivative terms: Itemise, Itemize



2. Adjective. Insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal). "A toknenish gesture"
Exact synonyms: Nominal, Tokenish
Similar to: Minimal, Minimum

3. Noun. Something serving as a sign of something else.
Generic synonyms: Mark, Sign

4. Noun. A metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines.
Generic synonyms: Disc, Disk
Specialized synonyms: Subway Token

5. Noun. Something of sentimental value.
Exact synonyms: Keepsake, Relic, Souvenir
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Love-token, Favor, Favour, Party Favor, Party Favour

Definition of Token

1. n. Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah.

2. v. t. To betoken.

3. n. In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.

Definition of Token

1. Noun. Something serving as an expression of something else; sign, symbol ¹

2. Noun. A keepsake, momento, souvenir ¹

3. Noun. A piece of stamped metal used as a substitute for money; a voucher that can be exchanged for goods or services ¹

4. Noun. Evidence, proof; a confirming detail; physical trace, mark, footprint; also fig. ¹

5. Noun. Support for a belief; grounds for an opinion; reason, reasoning, witcraft (see usage) ¹

6. Noun. An extraordinary event serving as evidence of supernatural power, a miracle ¹

7. Noun. An object or disclosure to attest or authenticate the bearer or an instruction; a password ¹

8. Noun. A seal guaranteeing the quality of an item. ¹

9. Noun. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, asf. ¹

10. Noun. A tally ¹

11. Noun. (philosophy) A particular thing to which a concept applies. ¹

12. Noun. (computing) An atomic piece of data, such as a word, for which a meaning may be inferred during parsing. Also called a symbol. ¹

13. Noun. (grammar) A lexeme; a basic, grammatically indivisible unit of a language such as a keyword, operator or identifier. ¹

14. Noun. (medical) A characteristic sign of a disease or of a bodily disorder, a symptom; a sign of a bodily condition, recovery, or health. ¹

15. Noun. (medical) (obsolete) A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death. ¹

16. Noun. (printing) Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides. ¹

17. Noun. (mining) A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn. ¹

18. Noun. (mining) A thin bed of coal indicating the existence of a thicker seam at no great distance. ¹

19. Noun. (weaving) In a loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use. ¹

20. Adjective. Done as an indication or a pledge; perfunctory, minimal or merely symbolic. ¹

21. Adjective. a minor attempt for appearance sake, or to minimally comply with a requirement ¹

22. Verb. To betoken, indicate, portend, designate, denote ¹

23. Verb. To betroth ¹

24. Verb. (philosophy) To symbolize, instantiate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Token

1. to serve as a sign of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Token

1. 1. Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah. 2. A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir. "This is some token from a never friend." (Shak) 3. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc. "Say, by this token, I desire his company." (Shak) 4. A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, especially. When its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value. 5. A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death. "Like the fearful tokens of the plague, Are mere forerunners of their ends." (Beau. & Fl) 6. Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides. 7. A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper. 8. A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn. Token money, money which is lawfully current for more than its real value. See Token. Token sheet, the last sheet of each token. Origin: OE. Token, taken, AS. Tacen; akin to OFries. Teken, OS. Tekan, D. Teeken, G. Zeichen, OHG. Zeihhan, Icel. Takan, teiken, Sw. Tecken, Dan. Tegn, Goth. Taikns sign, token, gateihan to tell, show, AS. Teon to accuse, G. Zeihen, OHG. Zihan, G. Zeigen to show, OHG. Zeigon, Icel. Tja, L. Dicere to say, Gr. To show, Skr. Di. Cf. Diction, Teach. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Token

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

1. The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons Preached and Revised by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1876)
"There are some, as we have said, who desire a token of their safety from man, ... "Show me a token for good " is a prayer which is*often used in a very ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"There were also that met them with harps and crowns, and gave them to them ; the harps to praise withal, and the crowns in token of honour. ..."

3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"BOOK II. ARGUMENT. THE MEETING OF FOLK IN ITHACA I THE MASTERFUL AND PROUD WORDS OF THE WOOERS. ZEUS SENDS A token. TELEMACHUS TAKES SHIP FOR PYLOS. ..."

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