- the representation of things by use of symbols, esp. in art or literature
- a system of symbols
- symbolic meaning
- [usuallyS-] the theories or practices of the Symbolists
The Christiam cross is an example of symbolism.
Symbolism is the practice of giving special meaning to objects, things, relationships or events.
An example of symbolism is Christians making the cross a representation of Jesus.
- The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.
- A system of symbols or representations.
- A symbolic meaning or representation.
- Revelation or suggestion of intangible conditions or truths by artistic invention.
- Symbolism The movement, theory, or practice of the late 19th-century Symbolists.
(countable and uncountable, plural symbolisms)
Coined between 1645 and 1655 from symbol and -ism.
- The Anglican Church retains only the Biblical symbolism of " the blessing of the hand."
- "In a language which is singularly poor in mystical works it stands with the Divina Commedia as one cf the two supreme attempts to express the eternal in the symbolism of a day, to paint the union of the soul with the supra-sensible while still imprisoned in the flesh."
- 2t), a design for its own sake without the tie of symbolism or history.
- This church, decorated with elaborate symbolism, was styled the "Ark of the Covenant," and in it the elect were to await the coming of the Lord.
- It was characterized by the grossest symbolism, in honour of the fertility of nature.