|Origin:||symbolum, from Greek symbolon 'proof of who someone is, checked by comparing its other half', from symballein 'to throw together, compare', from syn- ( SYN-) + ballein 'to throw'|
sym‧bol W3 [countable]
a picture or shape that has a particular meaning or represents a particular organization or idea [↪ sign]:
The symbol on the packet is a guarantee that the food has been produced organically.
The dove is a symbol of peace.
a letter, number, or sign that represents a sound, an amount, a chemical substance etc
Fe is the chemical symbol for iron.
someone or something that represents a particular quality or idea
Space exploration provides a symbol of national pride.