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token


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Token  \To"ken\,  n.  (Weaving) 
  In  a  Jacquard  loom,  a  colored  signal  to  show  the  weaver  which 
  shuttle  to  use 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Token  \To"ken\  (t[=o]"k'n),  n.  [OE.  token,  taken  AS  t[=a]cen; 
  akin  to  OFries  t[=e]ken,  OS  t[=e]kan,  D.  teeken,  G. 
  zeichen  OHG.  Zeihhan  Icel.  t[=a]kan,  teiken  Sw  tecken, 
  Dan.  tegn,  Goth.  taikns  sign,  token,  gateihan  to  tell  show 
  AS  te['o]n  to  accuse,  G.  zeihen  OHG.  z[=i]han,  G.  zeigen  to 
  show  OHG.  zeig[=o]n,  Icel.  tj[=a],  L.  dicere  to  say  Gr 
  deikny`nai  to  show  Skr.  di[,c].  Cf  {Diction},  {Teach}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  memorial  of  friendship;  something  by  which  the 
  friendship  of  another  person  is  to  be  kept  in  mind;  a 
  memento;  a  souvenir. 
 
  This  is  some  token  from  a  never  friend.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Something  given  or  shown  as  a  symbol  or  guarantee  of 
  authority  or  right  a  sign  of  authenticity,  of  power,  good 
  faith,  etc 
 
  Say  by  this  token,  I  desire  his  company.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  Note:  It  is  now  made  unlawful  for  private  persons  to  issue 
  tokens. 
 
  5.  (Med.)  A  livid  spot  upon  the  body,  indicating,  or  supposed 
  to  indicate,  the  approach  of  death.  [Obs.] 
 
  Like  the  fearful  tokens  of  the  plague,  Are  mere 
  forerunners  of  their  ends  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  6.  (Print.)  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. 
 
  7.  (Ch.  of  Scot.)  A  piece  of  metal  given  beforehand  to  each 
  person  in  the  congregation  who  is  permitted  to  partake  of 
  the  Lord's  Supper. 
 
  8.  (Mining)  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. 
 
  {Token  money},  money  which  is  lawfully  current  for  more  than 
  its  real  value.  See  {Token},  n.,  4. 
 
  {Token  sheet}  (Print.),  the  last  sheet  of  each  token.  --W. 
  Savage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Token  \To"ken\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tokened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tokening}.]  [AS.  t[=a]cnian,  fr  t[=a]cen  token.  See 
  {Token},  n.] 
  To  betoken.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  token 
  adj  :  insignificantly  small  a  matter  of  form  only;  "the  fee  was 
  nominal";  "a  token  gesture  of  resistance";  (`tokenish' 
  is  informal  as  in  "a  tokenish  gesture")  [syn:  {nominal}, 
  {token(a)},  {tokenish}] 
  n  1:  an  individual  instance  of  a  type  of  symbol;  "the  word`error' 
  contains  three  tokens  of  `r'"  [syn:  {item}] 
  2:  a  metal  or  plastic  disk  that  can  be  used  (as  a  substitute 
  for  coins)  in  slot  machines 
  3:  something  of  sentimental  value  [syn:  {keepsake},  {souvenir}, 
  {relic}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  token 
 
  1.    A  basic,  grammatically  indivisible  unit  of  a 
  language  such  as  a  {keyword},  operator  or  identifier 
  Compare:  {lexeme}. 
 
  2.    (Or  "{pumpkin}")  An  abstact  concept  passed 
  between  cooperating  agents  to  ensure  synchronised  access  to  a 
  shared  resource.  Such  a  token  is  never  duplicated  or 
  destroyed  (unless  the  resource  is)  and  whoever  has  the  token 
  has  exclusive  access  to  the  resource  it  controls.  See  for 
  example  {token  ring}. 
 
  If  several  programmers  are  working  on  a  program,  one 
  programmer  will  "have  the  token"  at  any  time,  meaning  that 
  only  he  can  change  the  program  whereas  others  can  only  read 
  it  If  someone  else  wants  to  modify  it  he  must  first  obtain 
  the  token. 
 
  (1999-02-23) 
 
 




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