Translation of "token" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈtəʊ.kən/ us /ˈtoʊ-/

something that you do, or a thing that you give someone, that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect

As a token of our gratitude for all that you have done, we would like you to accept this small gift.
It doesn’t have to be a big present – it’s just a token.

UK US gift certificate a piece of paper with a particular amount of money printed on it that can be exchanged in a shop for goods of that value

a £20 book/gift/record token

a round metal or plastic disc that is used instead of money in some machines

adjective uk /ˈtəʊ.kən/ us /ˈtoʊ-/

Token actions are done to show that you are doing something, even if the results are limited in their effect.

The troops in front of us either surrendered or offered only token (= not much) resistance.
They were the only country to argue for even token recognition of the Baltic statesindependence.

disapproving used to refer to something that is done to prevent other people complaining, although it is not sincerely meant and has no real effect

simbólico, para salvar las apariencias
The truth is that they appoint no more than a token number of women to managerial jobs.

(Translation of “token” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈtəukən/

a mark or sign

señal, prueba
Wear this ring as a token of our friendship.

a card or piece of metal, plastic etc, for use instead of money

The shopkeeper will exchange these tokens for goods to the value of $10.

(Translation of “token” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)