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Synonyms for token
ˈtoʊ kənto·ken

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  1. tokennoun

    An atomic piece of data, such as a word, for which a meaning may be inferred during parsing. Also called a symbol.


  2. tokenadjective

    Done as an indication or a pledge; perfunctory, minimal or merely symbolic.

    He made a token tap on the brake pedal at the stop sign.

    symbol, sign

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. token

    Emblem is the English form of emblema, a Latin word of Greek origin, signifying a figure beaten out on a metallic vessel by blows from within; also, a figure inlaid in wood, stone, or other material as a copy of some natural object. The Greek word symbolon denoted a victor's wreath, a check, or any object that might be compared with, or found to correspond with another, whether there was or was not anything in the objects compared to suggest the comparison. Thus an emblem resembles, a symbol represents. An emblem has some natural fitness to suggest that for which it stands; a symbol has been chosen or agreed upon to suggest something else, with or without natural fitness; a sign does actually suggest the thing with or without reason, and with or without intention or choice. A symbol may be also an emblem; thus the elements of bread and wine in the Lord's Supper are both appropriate emblems and his own chosen symbols of suffering and death. A statement of doctrine is often called a symbol of faith; but it is not an emblem. On the other hand, the same thing may be both a sign and a symbol; a letter of the alphabet is a sign which indicates a sound; but letters are often used as mathematical, chemical, or astronomical symbols. A token is something given or done as a pledge or expression of feeling or intent; while the sign may be unintentional, the token is voluntary; kind looks may be signs of regard; a gift is a token; a ring, which is a natural emblem of eternity, and also its accepted symbol, is frequently given as a token of friendship or love. A figure in the sense here considered is something that represents an idea to the mind somewhat as a form is represented to the eye, as in drawing, painting, or sculpture; as representing a future reality, a figure may be practically the same as a type. An image is a visible representation, especially in sculpture, having or supposed to have a close resemblance to that which it represents. A type is in religion a representation of a greater reality to come; we speak of one object as the type of the class whose characteristics it exhibits, as in the case of animal or vegetable types. An attribute in art is some accessory used to characterize a figure or scene; the attribute is often an emblem or symbol; thus the eagle is the attribute of St. John as an emblem of lofty spiritual vision. Compare SIGN.

    attribute, attribute, emblem, figure, image, sign, symbol, type

Princeton's WordNet

  1. token, itemnoun

    an individual instance of a type of symbol

    "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"

    item, souvenir, detail, keepsake, point, particular, relic

    maximal, maximum

  2. tokennoun

    something serving as a sign of something else

    souvenir, keepsake, relic, item

    maximum, maximal

  3. tokennoun

    a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines

    souvenir, keepsake, relic, item

    maximum, maximal

  4. keepsake, souvenir, token, relicadjective

    something of sentimental value

    souvenir, item, keepsake, relic, memento

    maximal, maximum

  5. nominal, token(a), tokenishadjective

    insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)

    "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture"

    maximum, maximal

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tokennoun

    mark, sign, indication, note, symbol, index, manifestation

  2. tokennoun

    memorial (of friendship), souvenir

  3. tokennoun

    ten quires (of paper)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tokennoun

    sign, symbol, index, indication

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "token":

    symbolic, gage, symbol, vein, tokens, mode, nominal, chip

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  1. South Carolina:

    To think that on this day, as we try to make sure that fewer people lose confidence in this nation -- to have the senator from Illinois refer to this process, this bill, this opportunity to restore hope and confidence and trust from the American people, from African Americans, from communities of color, to call this a token process hurts my soul for my country, for our people.

  2. Autonomous NEXT:

    Unless you believe in the continued presence of mega deals, token offerings have indeed been dragging due to continued regulatory uncertainty, tax overhang, and a lack of tangible progress in software adoption by the mainstream consumer.

  3. Ruth Hopkins:

    He seeks to champion classic Americana. Fine. So be it. But, there's one problem. We aren't your token Indians.

  4. Melissa Mays:

    I'm not going to be used like that. I'm not going to be a token, do something first, then I'll show up.

  5. Madison Cawthorn:

    Remember when Americans portrayed peace through strength? now our military believes in peace through token diversity. We should be prioritizing the recruitment of the fiercest, most intelligent warriors the world has ever seen, no matter who they are.

Translations for token

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  • žetonCzech
  • polet, mærke, minde, tegnDanish
  • Andenken, Souvenir, Erinnerung, Zeichen, SymbolGerman
  • simbólicoSpanish
  • rahamärk, žetoon, mälestusese, märkEstonian
  • ژتونPersian
  • merkki, rahake, polettiFinnish
  • jeton, symbole, symboliqueFrench
  • játékpénz, tantusz, zseton, szuvenír, telefonérmeHungarian
  • tókiIcelandic
  • segno, gettone, simboloItalian
  • טוקןHebrew
  • ნიშანი, სუვენირიGeorgian
  • žetonsLatvian
  • kōtuaMāori
  • merke, nøkkel, symbolNorwegian
  • aandenken, teken, jeton, souvenir, symbool, symbolisch, token, muntDutch
  • símbolo, vale, ficha, sinalPortuguese
  • символи́ческий, пода́рок на па́мять, жето́н, сувени́р, си́мвол, знакRussian
  • nödmynt, jetong, minnesgåva, minne, tecken, pollett, kännetecken, bevisSwedish
  • 象征Chinese

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