Search Result for "symbolical":
1. relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols;
- Example: "symbolic logic"
- Example: "symbolic operations"
- Example: "symbolic thinking"
[syn: symbolic, symbolical]
2. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract;
- Example: "a crown is emblematic of royalty"
- Example: "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"
[syn: emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Symbolic \Sym*bol"ic\, Symbolical \Sym*bol"ic*al\, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko`s: cf. F. symbolique.] Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster] The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Symbolical delivery (Law), the delivery of property sold by delivering something else as a symbol, token, or representative of it. --Bouvier. Chitty. Symbolical philosophy, the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "symbolical": allegoric, allegorical, anagogic, associational, connotational, connotative, definable, demonstrative, denominative, denotational, denotative, designative, diagnostic, emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expressive, extended, extensional, figural, figurative, full of meaning, full of point, full of substance, glossematic, iconic, identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic, implicative, indicating, indicative, indicatory, individual, intelligible, intensional, interpretable, lexemic, lexical, meaning, meaningful, meaty, metaphorical, morphemic, naming, pathognomonic, peculiar, phrasal, pithy, pointed, pregnant, readable, referential, representative, semantic, semantological, semasiological, sememic, semiotic, sententious, signalizing, significant, significative, signifying, substantial, suggestive, symbolic, symbolistic, symbological, symptomatic, symptomatologic, transferred, typical, verbal