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rebus - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'rebus' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Rebus [ n.]
- A mode of expressing words and phrases by pictures of objects whose names resemble those words, or the syllables of which they are composed; enigmatical representation of words by figures; hence, a peculiar form of riddle made up of such representations.
- A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs. See Canting arms, under Canting.
2 . Rebus [ v. t.]
- To mark or indicate by a rebus.