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Omen vs. Symbol

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Omennoun

Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.

‘the ghost's appearance was an ill omen’; ‘a rise in imports might be an omen of economic recovery’; ‘the egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen’;

Symbolnoun

A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.

‘$ is the symbol for dollars in the US and some other countries.’; ‘Chinese people use word symbols for writing.’; ‘The lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.’;

Omennoun

prophetic significance

‘a sign of ill omen’;

Symbolnoun

Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.

‘The dollar symbol has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea.’;

Omenverb

(transitive) To be an omen of.

Symbolnoun

(linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.

Omenverb

(intransitive) To divine or predict from omens.

Symbolnoun

A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.

‘The Apostles, Nicene Creed and the confessional books of Protestantism, such as the Augsburg Confession of Lutheranism are considered symbols.’;

Omennoun

An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.

‘Bid go with evil omen, and the brandOf infamy upon my name.’;

Symbolnoun

Visible traces or impressions, made using a writing device or tool, that are connected together and/or are slightly separated. Sometimes symbols represent objects or events that occupy space or things that are not physical and do not occupy space.

Omenverb

To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.

‘The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents.’;

Symbolnoun

(crystallography) The numerical expression which defines a plane's position relative to the assumed axes.

Omennoun

a sign of something about to happen;

‘he looked for an omen before going into battle’;

Symbolnoun

(obsolete) That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.

Omenverb

indicate by signs;

‘These signs bode bad news’;

Symbolnoun

(obsolete) Share; allotment.

Omennoun

an event regarded as a portent of good or evil

‘a rise in imports might be an omen of recovery’; ‘the ghost's appearance was an ill omen’;

Symbolnoun

(programming) An internal identifier used by a debugger to relate parts of the compiled program to the corresponding names in the source code.

Omennoun

prophetic significance

‘the raven seemed a bird of evil omen’;

Symbolverb

To symbolize.

Omen

An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. It was commonly believed in ancient times, and still believed by some today, that omens bring divine messages from the gods.These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals (especially humans) and behaviour of the sacrificial lamb on its way to the slaughter.

Symbolnoun

A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.

‘A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to represent the whole, or a lower form or species used as the representative of a higher in the same kind.’;

Symbolnoun

Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.

Symbolnoun

An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.

Symbolnoun

That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.

‘They do their work in the days of peace . . . and come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.’;

Symbolnoun

Share; allotment.

‘The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all appear to receive their symbol.’;

Symbolnoun

An abbreviation standing for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium (Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum), Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names and symbols under Element.

Symbolverb

To symbolize.

Symbolnoun

an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Symbolnoun

something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible;

‘the eagle is a symbol of the United States’;

Symbolnoun

a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation

‘the chemical symbol for helium is He’; ‘the symbol r in Figure 5 represents a gene which is ineffective’;

Symbolnoun

a shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization, e.g. a red cross or a Star of David

‘the Red Cross symbol’; ‘the Star of David, the Jewish symbol’;

Symbolnoun

a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract

‘the limousine was another symbol of his wealth and authority’;

Symbolverb

symbolize.

Symbol

A symbol is a mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences.

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