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TOKEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does token mean? 

TOKEN (noun)
  The noun TOKEN has 3 senses:

1. an individual instance of a type of symbol
2. a metal or plastic disk that can be used (as a substitute for coins) in slot machines
3. something of sentimental value

  Familiarity information: TOKEN used as a noun is uncommon.


TOKEN (adjective)
  The adjective TOKEN has 1 sense:

1. insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal)

  Familiarity information: TOKEN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOKEN (noun)


Sense 1token [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An individual instance of a type of symbol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

token; item

Context example:

the word'error' contains three tokens of 'r'

Hypernyms ("token" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "token"):

postage; postage stamp; stamp (a token that postal fees have been paid)

trading stamp (a stamp given by a retailer to a buyer; redeemable for articles on a special list)


Sense 2token [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A metal or plastic disk that can be used (as a substitute for coins) in slot machines

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("token" is a kind of...):

disc; disk (a flat circular plate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "token"):

subway token (a token that is used to pay for entry to the subway system)


Sense 3token [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something of sentimental value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

keepsake; souvenir; relic; token

Hypernyms ("token" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "token"):

love-token (keepsake given as a token of love)

favor; favour; party favor; party favour (souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party)


TOKEN (adjective)


Sense 1token [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal)

Synonyms:

token; tokenish; nominal

Context examples:

the fee was nominal / a token gesture of resistance / a toknenish gesture

Similar:

minimal; minimum (the least possible)


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