Pronunciation: (em'blum),[key] —n. 1. an object or its representation, symbolizing a quality, state, class of persons, etc.; symbol: The olive branch is an emblem of peace. 2. a sign, design, or figure that identifies or represents something: the emblem of a school. 3. an allegorical picture, often inscribed with a motto supplemental to the visual image with which it forms a single unit of meaning.
4. Obs.an inlaid or tessellated ornament.