Of or pertaining to the Symbolist movement in late 19th-century and early 20th-century European arts and literature
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  • Symbolist — Sym bol*ist, n. One who employs symbols. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbolist — [sim′bəlist] n. 1. a person who uses symbols 2. a person who practices symbolism in representing ideas, etc., esp. in art or literature; specif., any of a group of French and Belgian writers and artists of the late 19th cent. who rejected realism …   English World dictionary

  • symbolist — noun Date: 1812 1. one who employs symbols or symbolism 2. one skilled in the interpretation or explication of symbols 3. often capitalized one of a group of writers and artists in France after 1880 reacting against realism, concerning themselves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • symbolist — adj. Symbolist is used with these nouns: ↑poetry …   Collocations dictionary

  • symbolist — symbolism ► NOUN 1) the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. 2) symbolic meaning attached to material objects. 3) (Symbolism) an artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical… …   English terms dictionary

  • symbolist — symbolistic, adj. symbolistically, adv. /sim beuh list/, n. 1. a person who uses symbols or symbolism. 2. a person versed in the study or interpretation of symbols. 3. Literature. a. a writer who seeks to express or evoke emotions, ideas, etc.,… …   Universalium

  • Symbolist — Sym|bo|lịst 〈m. 16〉 Anhänger, Vertreter des Symbolismus * * * Sym|bo|lịst, der; en, en [frz. symboliste, zu: symbolisme, ↑ Symbolismus]: Vertreter des ↑ Symbolismus (1). * * * Sym|bo|lịst, der; e …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Symbolist — Sym|bo|lịst 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en; Lit.〉 Anhänger, Vertreter des Symbolismus …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Symbolist — Sym|bo|list der; en, en <aus gleichbed. fr. symboliste> Vertreter des Symbolismus (1) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • symbolist — n. one who uses symbols or symbolism, one who studies the meaning of symbols; one who makes use of symbols to express ideas or emotions (i.e. an artist or writer) …   English contemporary dictionary

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