Definitions of token

  1. a metal or plastic disk that can be used ( as a substitute for coins) in slot machines
  2. an individual instance of a of symbol; " the word` error' contains three tokens of ` r'"
  3. insignificantly small; a matter of form only (` tokenish' is informal); " the fee was nominal"; " a token gesture of resistance"; " a tokenish gesture"
  4. In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.
  5. 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.
  6. A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir.
  7. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc.
  8. 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.
  9. A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
  10. 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.
  11. A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
  12. 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.
  13. To betoken.
  14. A mark or sign; a memorial or souvenir; a symbol or sign of authority, right, pledge, etc.; a piece of money whose face value is more than its real value.
  15. A mark: something representing another thing or event: a sign: a memorial of friendship: a coin issued by a private person or civic authority redeemable in current money.
  16. A sign; memorial; indication.
  17. Anything indicative of some other thing; a sign; symbol; emblem.
  18. A keepsake.
  19. Something meant to represent another thing; a mark; a sign; a sympton; a memorial of friendship; one of stamped piece of metal used as coin to serve a temporary purpose; in the Scotch Presbyterian Churches, one of stamped metal tickets of admission to partake of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; in printing, ten and a half quires of paper.
  20. insignificantly small; a matter of form only; " the fee was nominal"; " a token gesture of resistance"; (` tokenish' is informal as in" a tokenish gesture")