An object associated with and serving to identify something else
A conventional mark used in a writing system
To serve as an example, image, or symbol of
Her hand went to the symbol around her neck.
His eyes went to the symbol at her neck, and one eyebrow shot up.
The box was marked with a biohazard symbol on the outside.
She touched it, as thrilled to wear his symbol as she had been her father's.
The proper symbol of episcopacy is not so much the mitre as the ring and pastoral staff.