Part of speech: noun

Something that stands for something else; an emblem; a type.

Part of speech: noun

A character, mark, etc., indicating something, as a quantity in mathematics.

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Usage examples "symbol":

  1. He wants a hero- symbol to follow. - "Border, Breed Nor Birth", Dallas McCord Reynolds.
  2. It is not some superstition or some symbol. - "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.
  3. How clearly it had stood out in the darkness, how brightly the rays of the sun had declared the symbol of Aton! - "There was a King in Egypt", Norma Lorimer.