Emblem vs Pennant - What's the difference?

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Emblem is a related term of pennant.

As nouns the difference between emblem and pennant

is that emblem is emblem while pennant is a flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition.




(en noun)
  • A representative symbol, such as a trademark or logo.
  • The trucks were emblazoned with the emblem of the Red Cross and were not supposed to be targeted.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His cicatrice, an emblem of war, here on his sinister cheek.
  • Something which represents a larger whole.
  • The rampant poverty in the ethnic slums was just an emblem of the group's disenfranchisement by the society as a whole.
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  • Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
  • (Milton)
  • A picture accompanied with a motto, a set of verses, etc. intended as a moral lesson or meditation.
  • Synonyms

    * symbol * token (to betoken)




    (en noun)
  • A flag normally used by naval vessels to represent a special condition.
  • # The broad pennant flown by commodores.
  • # The church pennant indicating religious services are taking place aboard ship.
  • # The commissioning pennant flown on ceremonial occasions.
  • (sports) The winning of a competition, represented by a flag.
  • The New York Yankees have won the American League pennant far more often than any other team.
  • A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.
  • Usage notes

    Not to be confused with pedant (one overly concerned with correctness), nor with pendant (a piece of jewellery).