Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “token”

token

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtəʊkən/
LOVE/THANKS something that you give to someone in order to show them love, to thank them, etc: I gave Helen some chocolates as a token of thanks for all her help.Presents and giftsGifts in the form of money
INSTEAD OF MONEY a round piece of metal or plastic that you put in some machines instead of money: You need a token to get out of the car park.Forms of money and methods of payment
PAPER UK (US gift certificate) a piece of paper that you give someone which they can exchange for a book, CD, etc: a book/record/gift token Forms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of token noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “token”

Definitions of “token” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More