Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun symbol

2 senses of symbol

Sense 1
symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)
       => signal, signaling, sign -- (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped")

Sense 2
symbol, symbolization, symbolisation, symbolic representation -- (something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States")
       => representational process -- (any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else)

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