verb (used with object)
- tokara islands,
- tokelau islands,
- token economy,
- token money,
- token payment,
- token strike,
- token vote
- 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
Examples from the Web for tokening
Over their coffee, they heard the rumble of an anchor-chain through a hawse-pipe, tokening the arrival of a vessel.A Son Of The Sun|Jack London
I have brought thee myrrh for mortality; In tokening those shalt mankind restore To life by thy death upon a tree.
A cup full of gold here I have thee brought In tokening thou art without peer.
So that he bare with him always till his death day, in tokening to think of his father's death.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
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.