verb (used with object)
Origin of emblem
Examples from the Web for emblem
The Pahonia, emblem of the Belarusian nation drawn from the insignia of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, is banned under Lukashenko.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.|Kapil Komireddi|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.
In 2006, when I was a visiting professor at Marquette, I found an envelope with the Esquire emblem on it in my campus mailbox.
But it's also more--it's an emblem of how much worse we are as a society than we used to be.
Max McGuinness on an afternoon devoted to the emblem of a generation of writers, thinkers, and, yes, revolutionaries.The Christopher Hitchens Memorial: Without God, but With Style|Max McGuinness|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Will ye join in the toast to the emblem of Erin—the shamrock, Phil and Pat?'The Celt and Saxon, Complete|George Meredith
She was the goddess of married love, she became later the emblem of lust.The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
Is it credible that a Clarendon Press editor should be ignorant that ivydoctarum heder prmia frontiumis the emblem of the poet?Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
The cross, which was in those days the gibbet of the vilest malefactors, was to all the world an emblem only of shame and horror.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
To the emblem writers the Plane was an example of something good to the eye, but of no real use.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare|Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Word Origin for emblem
1580s, from French emblème "symbol" (16c.), from Latin emblema "inlaid ornamental work," from Greek emblema (genitive emblematos) "embossed ornament," literally "insertion," from emballein "to insert," literally "to throw in," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).