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Definition of token:

  1. A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.
  2. A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
  3. A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir.
  4. A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
  5. A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value.
  6. In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
  7. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc.
  8. Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah.
  9. Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.
  10. To betoken.

Synonyms:

image, relic, point, mark, item, detail, evidence, trophy, note, indicator, signification, remembrance, particular, index, keepsake, souvenir, guaranty, manifestation, earnest, memento, witness, attribute, show, expression, warrant, reminder, remember, figure, symptom, pawn, type, gift.

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