A symbol is a representation [something that shows or expresses something] of an idea, concept [an abstract idea], or object [physical thing] that stands for [in the place of] something else. Symbols are used to communicate and convey meaning.
- The heart symbol is often used to represent love.
- The green traffic light is a symbol meaning “go.”
Very Simple Definition:
A symbol is something that stands for something else. It helps communicate what we want to say or show.
- A heart shape can mean love.
- An arrow pointing upwards can mean “go up.”