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sym·bol·ic

 (sĭm-bŏl′ĭk) also sym·bol·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Serving as a symbol: Roses are symbolic of love.
b. Serving as a particular instance of a broader pattern or situation; representative: The new building is symbolic of the recent changes that have taken place in the neighborhood.
2. Of, relating to, or expressed by means of symbols or a symbol: the symbolic meaning of the poem.
3. Using symbolism: symbolic art.

sym·bol′i·cal·ly adv.
sym·bol′i·cal·ness n.

symbolic

(sɪmˈbɒlɪk) or

symbolical

adj
1. of or relating to a symbol or symbols
2. serving as a symbol
3. (Art Terms) characterized by the use of symbols or symbolism
symˈbolically adv
symˈbolicalness n

sym•bol•ic

(sɪmˈbɒl ɪk)

adj.
1. serving as a symbol of something (often fol. by of).
2. of, pertaining to, or expressed by a symbol.
3. characterized by or involving the use of symbols: a highly symbolic poem.
Often, sym•bol′i•cal.
[1650–60; < Late Latin symbolicus < Greek symbolikós. See symbol, -ic]
sym•bol′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.symbolic - relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols; "symbolic logic"; "symbolic operations"; "symbolic thinking"
2.symbolic - serving as a visible symbol for something abstract; "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"
representative - standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
3.symbolic - using symbolism; "symbolic art"

symbolic

adjective
1. representative, token, emblematic, allegorical The move today was largely symbolic.
2. representative, figurative, allegorical, illustrative, allusive, connotative symbolic representations of landscape

symbolic

adjective
Translations
رَمْزي
symbolický
simbólicosymbolinen
sümboolnetähistav
vertauskuvallinen
szimbolikus
táknrænn
symbolicky

symbolic

[sɪmˈbɒlɪk]
A. ADJsimbólico (of de)
B. CPD symbolic logic Nlógica f simbólica

symbolic

[sɪmˈbɒlɪk] adj [representation, association, move] → symbolique
the symbolic importance of sth → l'importance symbolique de qch
to be symbolic of sth → symboliser qch

symbolic(al)

adjsymbolisch (of für); to be symbolic of somethingetw symbolisieren, ein Symbol für etw sein; symbolic logicmathematische Logik

symbolic

[sɪmˈbɒlɪk] symbolical [sɪmˈbɒlɪkl] adjsimbolico/a
to be symbolic of sth → simboleggiare qc

symbol

(ˈsimbəl) noun
a thing that is regarded as representing or standing for another. The dove is the symbol of peace.
symˈbolic (-ˈbo-) adjective
In the Christian religion, bread and wine are symbolic of Christ's body and blood.
symˈbolically adverb
ˈsymbolize, ˈsymbolise verb
to be a symbol of or represent by a symbol. A ring symbolizes everlasting love.
ˈsymbolism noun
References in classic literature ?
The rest of his escape does not lend itself to mystic treatment and symbolic interpretation.
Voluptuousness: the great symbolic happiness of a higher happiness and highest hope.
Others picked out MacWhirr, in whom they perceived a definite symbolic intention.
Rebecca had had to stand on a chair to reach them; now she could do it by stretching; and this is symbolic of the way in which she unconsciously scaled the walls of Miss Miranda's dogmatism and prejudice.
We have learned to think of women in a sort of symbolic transfiguration, based on clothes; and one of the readiest ways in which we conceive our mistress is as a composite thing, principally petticoats.
Shame on me that I have attempted to describe it by so mean an image -- feeling, as I do, that it is one of those symbolic scenes which lead the mind to the sentiment, though not to the conception, of Omnipotence.
Lieutenant, love, and lack of money--that is a symbolic triangle, or much the same as the half of the shattered die of Fortune.
A red hair-bow was in her hair; she wore Venus's Eighth Avenue badge, the blue bead necklace with the swinging silver symbolic heart.
The long shadows of the forest had slipped down hill while we talked, had gone far beyond the ruined hovel, be- yond the symbolic row of stakes.
He saw me standing beside his bed, defenceless, symbolic and forlorn, and all he found to say was, 'Well, I am like that.
The plum-pudding was of the same handsome roundness as ever, and came in with the symbolic blue flames around it, as if it had been heroically snatched from the nether fires, into which it had been thrown by dyspeptic Puritans; the dessert was as splendid as ever, with its golden oranges, brown nuts, and the crystalline light and dark of apple-jelly and damson cheese; in all these things Christmas was as it had always been since Tom could remember; it was only distinguished, it by anything, by superior sliding and snowballs.
Meanwhile the good priest and the good atheist stood at the head and foot of the dead man motionless in the moonlight, like symbolic statues of their two philosophies of death.