verb (used with object)
- in proof of which.
- moreover; furthermore: She has a talent as a painter, and by the same token has a sharp eye for detail.
Origin of token
Synonyms for token
Related Words for tokenexpression, symbol, souvenir, manifestation, badge, memento, proof, pledge, pawn, sign, sample, warning, demonstration, index, memorial, mark, note, favor, reminder, warrant
Examples from the Web for token
Contemporary Examples of token
But, but … there was a token black girl in the background, Target cried in its defense!One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
But before the former First Lady left the Obama Administration, the Tanzanian Ambassador wanted to give her a token of esteem.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs
November 11, 2014
Eventually, it was gifted to Czar Peter the Great as a token of goodwill between the Germans and Russians.The Biggest Art Heist of WWII is Still Unsolved
October 15, 2014
“I would advise any candidate to assess their viability and not just do a token run,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster.Does Team Hillary Want a Democratic Challenge?
September 25, 2014
He said some current social media efforts “border on token activism.”Ebola Tweets Are Missing the Target
August 3, 2014
Historical Examples of token
Whoever is in need of help the world over, by that token has a claim on us.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
And twice he had been oblivious to that token of their maturing understanding.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
And the women would slowly nod their heads in token of assent.My Double Life
I wish she would; she could 'bear a message and a token,' as the song says.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
But Alice responded only by moving her head slowly, in token of refusal.Alice Adams
Word Origin for token
Old English tacen "sign, symbol, evidence" (related to tæcan "show, explain, teach"), from Proto-Germanic *taiknan (cf. Old Saxon tekan, Old Norse teikn "zodiac sign, omen, token," Old Frisian, Middle Dutch teken, Dutch teken, Old High German zeihhan, German zeichen, Gothic taikn "sign, token"), from PIE root *deik- "to show" (see teach).
Meaning "coin-like piece of stamped metal" is first recorded 1590s. Original sense of "evidence" is retained in by the same token (mid-15c.), originally "introducing a corroborating evidence."
"nominal," 1915, from token (n.). In integration sense, first recorded 1960.
see by the same token; in token of.