Definitions for: Emblematic


[adj] 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"
[adj] being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";



Webster (1913) Definition: Em`blem*at"ic, Emblematical Em`blem*at"ic*al, a.
[Cf. F. embl['e]matique.]
Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem;
symbolic; typically representative; representing as an
emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is
emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity. --
Em`blem*at"ic*al*ly, adv.

Synonyms: emblematical, exemplary, representative, symbolic, symbolical, typic, typical

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