Symbolic
Symbolic Sym*bol"ic, Symbolical Sym*bol"ic*al, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko`s: cf. F. symbolique.] Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge. -- {Sym*bol"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Sym*bol"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{Symbolical delivery} (Law), the delivery of property sold by delivering something else as a symbol, token, or representative of it. --Bouvier. Chitty.

{Symbolical philosophy}, the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics. [1913 Webster]


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  • symbolic — symbolic, symbolical Both words mean ‘serving as a symbol’ or ‘involving the use of symbols’, but symbolic is much more common (roughly 200 times more in the OEC): • On the day before Easter, there is a symbolic burning of a cloth draped wooden… …   Modern English usage

  • Symbolic — Sym*bol ic, n. [Cf. F. symbolique. See {Symbolic}, a.] (Theol.) See {Symbolics}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbolic — index nominal, representative, suggestive (evocative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • symbolic — c.1600 (implied in symbolically); see SYMBOL (Cf. symbol) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • symbolic — [adj] representative allegorical, characteristic, denotative, emblematic, figurative, indicative, indicatory, significant, suggestive, symptomatic, token, typical; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • symbolic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving as a symbol. 2) involving the use of symbols or symbolism. DERIVATIVES symbolically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • symbolic — [sim bäl′ik] adj. [LL symbolicus < Gr symbolikos] 1. of or expressed in a symbol or symbols 2. that serves as a symbol (of something) 3. characterized by symbolism: Also symbolical symbolically adv …   English World dictionary

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