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to·ken

 (tō′kən)
n.
1.
a. Something serving as an indication, proof, or expression of something else; a sign: "His lifelong refusal to allow bigots to truly bother him was often considered, unfairly, a token of his weakness" (Jeremy Schaap).
b. Something that signifies or evidences authority, validity, or identity: The scepter is a token of regal status.
c. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
2. A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
3. A keepsake or souvenir.
4. A piece of stamped metal used as a substitute for currency: subway tokens.
5. Computers
a. A small electronic device issued to a user to serve as proof of identity, as for the purpose of accessing a network.
b. A piece of software that serves as proof of the user's identity.
tr.v. to·kened, to·ken·ing, to·kens
To betoken or symbolize; portend.
adj.
1. Done as an indication or pledge: a token payment.
2.
a. Perfunctory; minimal: a token gesture of reconciliation; token resistance.
b. Being a product of tokenism; merely symbolic: refused to be the token woman on the committee.
Idioms:
by the same token
In like manner; similarly.
in token of
As an indication of: a ring given in token of love.

[Middle English, from Old English tācen; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

token

(ˈtəʊkən)
n
1. an indication, warning, or sign of something
2. a symbol or visible representation of something
3. something that indicates authority, proof, or authenticity
4. a metal or plastic disc, such as a substitute for currency for use in slot machines
5. a memento
6. (Commerce) a gift voucher that can be used as payment for goods of a specified value
7. (modifier) as a matter of form only; nominal: a token increase in salary.
8. (Linguistics) linguistics a symbol regarded as an individual concrete mark, not as a class of identical symbols. Compare type11
9. (Philosophy) philosophy an individual instance: if the same sentence has different truth-values on different occasions of utterance the truth-value may be said to attach to the sentence-token. Compare type13
10. by the same token moreover and for the same or a similar reason
vb
(tr) to act or serve as a warning or symbol of; betoken
[Old English tācen; related to Old Frisian tēken, Old Saxon tēkan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn; see teach]

to•ken

(ˈtoʊ kən)

n.
1. something serving to represent or indicate some feeling, event, fact, etc.; sign: Black is a token of mourning.
2. something offered or taken as evidence or proof: This badge will be the token of your authority.
3. a memento; souvenir.
4. a stamped piece of metal, issued as a limited medium of exchange, as for bus fares or bridge tolls.
5. an item, idea, etc., representing a group; a part as representing the whole; sample.
6. a person who has been hired, admitted, enrolled, etc., to forestall charges of prejudice or discrimination, as against a minority.
7. a particular instance in speech or writing of a word, symbol, or linguistic expression. Compare type (def. 8).
v.t.
8. to be a token of; signify; symbolize.
adj.
9. serving as a token: a token male on an all-female staff.
10. slight; minimal: token resistance.
Idioms:
1. by the same token, for similar reasons; furthermore.
2. in token of, as a sign of; in evidence of: a ring in token of one's love.
[before 900; Old English tāc(e)n, c. Old Frisian tēk(e)n, Old Saxon tēcan, Old Norse teikn sign, mark; akin to teach]

token

  • jetton - A counter or token used as a gambling chip or to operate slot machines.
  • token - Etymologically, something that "shows" you something, from a base meaning "show, sign."
  • indicium - An indication, sign, or token—specifically, the stamp on mail indicating paid postage.
  • signal, sign - Signal is from Latin signalis, "of a sign," from signum, "mark, token"—from which sign is derived.

Token

 a small amount; a suspicion, of ten called a token amount.
Example: a token of paper (250 printed impressions), 1683.

token


Past participle: tokened
Gerund: tokening

Imperative
token
token
Present
I token
you token
he/she/it tokens
we token
you token
they token
Preterite
I tokened
you tokened
he/she/it tokened
we tokened
you tokened
they tokened
Present Continuous
I am tokening
you are tokening
he/she/it is tokening
we are tokening
you are tokening
they are tokening
Present Perfect
I have tokened
you have tokened
he/she/it has tokened
we have tokened
you have tokened
they have tokened
Past Continuous
I was tokening
you were tokening
he/she/it was tokening
we were tokening
you were tokening
they were tokening
Past Perfect
I had tokened
you had tokened
he/she/it had tokened
we had tokened
you had tokened
they had tokened
Future
I will token
you will token
he/she/it will token
we will token
you will token
they will token
Future Perfect
I will have tokened
you will have tokened
he/she/it will have tokened
we will have tokened
you will have tokened
they will have tokened
Future Continuous
I will be tokening
you will be tokening
he/she/it will be tokening
we will be tokening
you will be tokening
they will be tokening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tokening
you have been tokening
he/she/it has been tokening
we have been tokening
you have been tokening
they have been tokening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tokening
you will have been tokening
he/she/it will have been tokening
we will have been tokening
you will have been tokening
they will have been tokening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tokening
you had been tokening
he/she/it had been tokening
we had been tokening
you had been tokening
they had been tokening
Conditional
I would token
you would token
he/she/it would token
we would token
you would token
they would token
Past Conditional
I would have tokened
you would have tokened
he/she/it would have tokened
we would have tokened
you would have tokened
they would have tokened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.token - an individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
postage stamp, postage, stamp - a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
trading stamp - a token resembling a stamp given by a retailer to a buyer; the token is redeemable for articles on a special list
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
2.token - something serving as a sign of something else
sign, mark - a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"
3.token - a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machinestoken - a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines
disk, disc - a flat circular plate
subway token - a token that is used to pay for entry to the subway system
4.token - something of sentimental valuetoken - something of sentimental value  
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
love-token - keepsake given as a token of love
party favor, party favour, favour, favor - souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
Adj.1.token - insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"

token

noun
1. symbol, mark, sign, note, evidence, earnest, index, expression, demonstration, proof, indication, clue, representation, badge, manifestation He sent her a gift as a token of his appreciation.
2. voucher, coupon, chit, credit note £10 book tokens
3. disc, counter, chip The older phones only accept tokens.
adjective
1. nominal, symbolic, minimal, hollow, superficial, perfunctory weak token gestures with no real consequences

token

noun
1. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
2. Something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling:
3. Something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation:
4. Something that causes one to remember:
Translations
بِطاقَه مالِيَّهعَلامَهقَسِيمَة
žetonznaksymbol
tegnværdikupon
mälestusesemärkrahamärkžetoon
merkkipolettirahake
znamen
ajándékutalványjátékpénzszuvenírtantusztelefonérme
gjafakort, afsláttarmiîitákn, merki, vottur
しるし
표시
apliecinājumsdāvanatalonsžetonszīme
bonžetonznak
pollett
สิ่งที่ใช้เป็นสัญลักษณ์
biên lai, phiếu, thẻ đổi hàng

token

[ˈtəʊkən]
A. N
1. (= voucher) → vale m; (= metal disc) → ficha f
2. (= sign, symbol) → muestra f, señal f; (= remembrance) → prenda f, recuerdo m; [of one's appreciation etc] → detalle m
love tokenprenda f de amor
as a token of friendshipcomo prueba de amistad
this is just a small token of our appreciationesto no es más que un detalle en señal de (nuestro) agradecimiento
by the same tokenpor la misma razón
B. ADJ [payment, resistance, gesture] → simbólico; [strike] → nominal, simbólico
the token blackel negro simbólico
token womanmujer-muestra f, representación f femenina

token

[ˈtəʊkən]
n
(= voucher) → bon m, coupon m
book token (British)chèque-cadeau m (pour des livres), chèque-livre m
a gift token → bon-cadeau
(= coin) → jeton m
(= sign) → témoignage m
as a token of our friendship → en témoignage de notre amitié
as a token of love → en témoignage d'amour
by the same token → de la même manière
modif [gesture] → symbolique; [fee, wage] → symbolique; [woman] → alibi

token

n
(= sign)Zeichen nt; as a token of, in token ofals or zum Zeichen (+gen); by the same tokenebenso; (with neg) → aber auch; … then by the same token you can’t object todann können Sie aber auch nichts gegen … einwenden
(= chip: for gambling, jukebox etc) → Spielmarke f
(Brit: = voucher, gift token) → Gutschein m
attrSchein-, pro forma; token gestureleere Geste; it was just a token offerdas hat er/sie etc nur pro forma or nur so zum Schein angeboten; token paymentsymbolische Bezahlung; token resistanceScheinwiderstand m; token strikeWarnstreik m; token finesymbolische Strafe; token femaleQuotenfrau f (inf); the one token womandie Alibifrau

token

[ˈtəʊkn]
1. n
a. (Brit) (voucher) → buono
record token → buono m disco inv
b. (metal disc) → gettone m
c. (sign, symbol) → segno
by the same token (fig) → per lo stesso motivo
2. adj (fee, strike) → simbolico/a; (resistance, gesture) → formale

token

(ˈtəukən) noun
1. a mark or sign. Wear this ring, as a token of our friendship.
2. a card or piece of metal, plastic etc, for use instead of money. The shopkeeper will exchange these tokens for goods to the value of $10.

token

قَسِيمَة žeton tegn Zeichen τεκμήριο vale merkki gage znamen buono しるし 표시 fiche oblat żeton ficha жетон pollett สิ่งที่ใช้เป็นสัญลักษณ์ nişan biên lai, phiếu, thẻ đổi hàng 代币
References in classic literature ?
I merely wish to say, that as a slight token of my gratitude for the honor done me, and as a means of promoting friendly relations between adjoining nations, I have set up a post office in the hedge in the lower corner of the garden, a fine, spacious building with padlocks on the doors and every convenience for the mails, also the females, if I may be allowed the expression.
There was a fable, however,--for such we choose to consider it, though, not impossibly, typical of Judge Pyncheon's marital deportment,--that the lady got her death-blow in the honeymoon, and never smiled again, because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside, in token of fealty to her liege-lord and master.
But on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-hush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him.
The fireflies, too, which sparkled most vividly in the darkest places, now and then startled him, as one of uncommon brightness would stream across his path; and if, by chance, a huge blockhead of a beetle came winging his blundering flight against him, the poor varlet was ready to give up the ghost, with the idea that he was struck with a witch's token.
But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight.
Squaring her yards, she bore down, ranged abeam under the Pequod's lee, and lowered a boat; it soon drew nigh; but, as the side-ladder was being rigged by Starbuck's order to accommodate the visiting captain, the stranger in question waved his hand from his boat's stern in token of that proceeding being entirely unnecessary.
I was glad of his coming, for even by this token I knew him for knight of mine.
Churchill had made a point of it, as a token of respect to the wife he had so very recently lost; and every body admitted it to be no more than due decorum.
I wish you all good-night, now," said he, making a movement of the hand towards the door, in token that he was tired of our company, and wished to dismiss us.
I obeyed; and hemmed, and called the villain Juno, who deigned, at this second interview, to move the extreme tip of her tail, in token of owning my acquaintance.
Thus far, Miss Garth had only interrupted his narrative by an occasional word or by a mute token of her attention.
Barkis made this abrupt announcement of their union, and could not hug me enough in token of her unimpaired affection; but she soon became herself again, and said she was very glad it was over.