Objects emojis with their meaning

You'll find all current objects emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!

Category: Whatsapp Objects Smileys

Emoji Meaning Unicode
Watch Whatsapp U+231A ⌚ Watch
"I need to hurry" or "When will you be there?" Timekeeper and status symbol. Emoji is used in a time-related context, e.g. dates, deadlines, appointments or delays.
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Mobile phone emoji Whatsapp U+1F4F1 📱 Mobile Phone
This emoji refers less to the mobile phone itself. It is more commonly used in connection with calls: “Pick up the phone!“ or “I need to make a quick call“.
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Mobile phone with pointing arrow emoji Whatsapp U+1F4F2 📲 Mobile Phone With Rightwards Arrow at Left
Mobile phone with a pointing arrow. Stands for an incoming call or another action on the mobile phone.
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Laptop emoji Whatsapp U+1F4BB 💻 Laptop
Emoji represents the MacBook. Can generally be used in the context of computers or work. “I have to finish this“ or “I want a new laptop“.
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Keyboard smiley U+2328 ⌨‍️ Keyboard
It’s time to write a new chapter! You have been sitting in front of the computer all day, are doing office work or writing something, for example, a book, a blog article or your thesis. The keyboard can act as a tool or, just like the computer, symbolize one’s personal talent potential.
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Desktop Computer Emoji U+1F5A5 🖥 Desktop Computer
Take a look at the screen! In general, stands for working on the computer or computer games. Can also mean “I bought a new computer“.
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Printer Whatsapp U+1F5A8 🖨 Printer
I need to print something! The printer stands for office work in general, for the colleague who again caused a paper jam, or for the technology of 3D printers. And it’s always good to carefully read the fine print.
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Computer mouse smiley Whatsapp U+1F5B1 🖱 Computer Mouse
Emoticon shows a white computer mouse with three-button operation (Apple only with one button). Can be used for general computer work.
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Trackball smiley Whatsapp U+1F5B2 🖲 Trackball
Trackball to operate the computer. Works like a trackpad or a mouse. Often used in connection with computer games or equipment. Chat partner is busy working on the computer.
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Joystick emoji U+1F579 🕹 Joystick
I want to gamble another round! Joystick of a slot machine in amusement arcades. Generally refers to computers, consoles and everything that has to do with electronic games.
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Metal screw clamp emoji U+1F5DC 🗜 Compression
I'll apply a headlock on you! A metal screw clamp with C-clamp symbolizes the pinching of objects or even people.
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CD in cover emoji U+1F4BD 💽 Mini disk
I found an old Walkman! Once the revolution in sound recordings, the audio and data storage format was discontinued and replaced by MP3 players. The mini disk was the most common in Japan.
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Disk emoji U+1F4BE 💾 Disk
I will save that! Meanwhile obsolete, but a popular data storage format for the PC from 1970 to the 90s. Symbol of the function "save" in computer programs.
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CD Whatsapp U+1F4BF 💿 Digital CD
For a long time, the CD was considered the most common way to store data and play music and movies. Almost replaced by the streaming technology. Symbolically, it stands for the availability of a huge amount of information.
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DVD Whatsapp U+1F4C0 📀 DVD
We’ve got the movie on DVD! Data storage format for playing movies or music albums. May also refer to Blue Ray or (obsolete) technology in general. A DVD movie could mean that someone is in need of recreation.
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Video cassette emoji U+1F4FC 📼 Video Cassette
Let's watch a movie at home tonight. The video cassette is a nostalgic relic from the 80s. Was very popular until the late 90s. The format was replaced by the DVD.
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Camera Whatsapp U+1F4F7 📷 Camera
A new camera is required, a shooting is due or the processing of the pictures is still going on. Emoji shows a classic camera that takes pictures. Symbol for shooting, photographers or photo credit. The camera also stands for one’s memory, it reminds you of stored experiences that you should make use of.
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Camera with flash object U+1F4F8 📸 Camera With Flash
Can you take a picture of me? Refers to photography. The fired flash indicates that a picture is being taken. You want to visit a landmark and take pictures there.
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Video camera emoji U+1F4F9 📹 Video camera
Someone is watching holiday videos, has made a video of the last night or a new video is being uploaded to social media. In the 80s and 90s, home videos were shot with the video camera. Symbolically, the video camera stands for alertness, the desire for change, self-reflection, objectivity and for changing one's own perspective.
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Film camera emoji U+1F3A5 🎥 Film camera
And action! Another part has just been shot! The classic, professional film camera is used in the context of motion picture films, the film industry or the filming of broadcasts. The emoji can also be used as an invitation to shoot your own (dirty) film.
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Projector smiley U+1F4FD 📽‍️ Film projector
Roll it! Do you feel like watching a movie? The cinematograph projects a movie onto a screen. Expresses the preference or interest in movies and often serves as an invitation to a cozy evening.
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Filmstrip emoji U+1F39E 🎞‍️ Filmstrip
Is this reality or just a movie? Incidents are happening like in a movie or someone is a real movie nut! In the past, filmstrips were used for the development of moving images, hence films. From 1930, there was also sound with the pictures. From 1970, most of the films were in color.
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Earphone emoji U+1F4DE 📞 Earphone
I am going to call you shortly! Earphone of an old-fashioned, classical landline telephone. Someone is talking on the phone or wants to call the other one. Popular icon in smartphones or graphics for everything around telephony.
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Telephone Whatsapp U+260E ☎ Telephone
Someone will call you later, call you back quickly or has been making phone calls all day. A classic landline telephone. Also serves as a symbol for the phone number.
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Pager emoji U+1F4DF 📟 Pager
It can happen any moment! Message receiving device used by emergency services. Popular communication tool of the 90s. Emoji may be an invitation to be on call in case an event occurs. Also used for professional standby duty and alertness.
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Fax Whatsapp U+1F4E0 📠 Fax machine
I’ve got news! Common communication device of the 80s and 90s for transferring documents. Is considered old-fashioned, but still used in companies. Symbolically, it stands for trouble-free communication, the establishment of a contact, the longing for communication, or something needs quick settlement and remedy.
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TV emoji U+1F4FA 📺 TV set
A cozy TV evening is coming up or you are watching a live broadcast such as a football game. Old-fashioned CRT TV, popular before the introduction of flat screen TVs in the 90s. Refers to television or the device. The emoji can also be used as a symbol of too easy-going and lazy behavior. You are missing out on many things.
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Radio Whatsapp U+1F4FB 📻 Radio
I just heard it on the radio! An old-fashioned, portable radio for receiving broadcasts or music. Refers to listening to music, news or sports. Symbolically, it stands for communication, exchange and knowledge.
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Studio microphone U+1F399 🎙‍️ Studio microphone
The microphone is used for radio or studio recordings. For the radio, for music or other recordings. The microphone ensures that music or a moderation finds its way to many ears. It can be a symbolic indication that you should not keep something to yourself, but communicate it in public – even if this is not easy (and perhaps embarrassing).
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Slider emoji U+1F39A 🎚‍️ Slider
An album is being recorded in the recording studio or you’re having a gig as a DJ. The slider can be used to tune the sound on the mixing console. Can refer to recording or the processing of music as well as music productions.
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Control dial U+1F39B 🎛‍️ Control dial
We are back in the studio! The control dials can be used to adjust the sound on the mixing console. The emoji is related to audio engineering, events or music productions. May also mean: I am capable of multitasking!
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Compass emoji U+1F9ED 🧭 Compass
Which direction should I take? The maritime symbol indicates the geographic direction and serves for orientation and navigation. Stands for self-realization and goal-oriented action but also for being rooted at home and for protection during a journey.
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Stopwatch emoji U+23F1 ⏱‍️ Stopwatch
Someone is stopping the time, wondering how long it will take or has only got little time left. The meter measures the time between start and stop. The watch is used, for example, during sports or competitions.
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Kitchen clock U+23F2 ⏲ Timer clock
You haven’t got much time left! The food is almost ready. The timer counts down a preset time. After the time has elapsed, an alarm sounds. Time is almost over! Refers to temporal processes such as time specification or deadlines.
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Alarm clock Emoji U+23F0 ⏰ Alarm Clock
“When shall we meet?” or “Don't forget our date!” The alarm clock often serves as a reminder or to indicate a deadline or urgency.
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Old clock Whatsapp U+1F570 🕰 Mantel clock
You are old-fashioned! The decorative clock can often be found on a fireplace. Subject of a classic interior design or a rather old-fashioned environment. Symbolic of a conservative attitude.
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Sand glass smiley U+231B ⌛ Sand glass
Time is up! Timing device since the beginning of the 14th century. Stands for time but also for transience. Someone is too late, time has passed quickly or you cannot wait any longer.
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Hourglass flowing sand U+23F3 ⏳ Hourglass With Flowing Sand
Time flies ... Represents elapsing time in a particular matter. Can be used as a reminder of something or a warning: “Your time is running out“.
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Battery smiley U+1F50B 🔋 Battery
You need to charge your own batteries, someone needs a break. Or the opposite is the case: You are bursting with energy! Also notification icon on the phone regarding the battery level.
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Plug U+1F50C 🔌 Power plug
I need a charge of energy! Refers to the power supply of electrical equipment, to the power outlet or your own physical energy supply. The charging cable was forgotten at home or the electrician is due.
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Nut and bolt Emoji U+1F529 🔩 Bolt And Nut
I'm stuck like a limpet! A metal screw and a matching nut. The emoji is also used in connection with an upcoming repair.
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Gear Emoji U+2699 ⚙ Gear
Emoji symbolically shows that something should be fuelled or set in motion. Can also mean “You wheel me in my life!”
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Brick U+1F9F1 🧱 Brick
Currently, our house is still a construction site! Clay bricks are the oldest building material for building houses or castles. Artificially made stone of fired clay or ceramic. May mean joy and happiness or a new beginning.
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Light smiley Whatsapp U+1F4A1 💡 Electric Light Bulb
The switched-on light bulb means: It just dawned on me! I have just had a brilliant idea!
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Flashlight Emoji U+1F526 🔦 Flashlight
The flashlight illuminates dark areas. “There is no electricity“, “You're being X-rayed“, or “I know the truth.“ The emoji is also used to symbolize camping and night walks.
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Candle emoji U+1F56F 🕯 Candle
Power outage, light a candle (in the church), bring something to light or romantic dinner. The illuminant with a wick is usually made of wax. Represents enlightenment, awareness and insight.
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Fire extinguisher U+1F9EF 🧯 Fire extinguisher
It is getting pretty hot or someone is playing with fire. The chat partner needs a cooling-down! The fire extinguisher serves as a precautionary measure to fight against a fire.
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Barrel Whatsapp U+1F6E2 🛢 Oil barrel
Metal barrel for the storage or transport of oil. The car is leaking oil and must be taken to the garage, you ate too much and feel like a barrel or something is dangerous and can explode in your face like a bursting barrel.
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Stack of banknotes emoji U+1F4B8 💸 Money With Wings
A stack of banknotes with wings. Chat partner was on shopping tour and spent a lot. The money just flies away.
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Dollar note emoji U+1F4B5 💵 Dollar banknote
Bundled stack of banknotes. The dollar is the currency of the United States and an important lead currency. Used in conjunction with money in general and the US. In rap videos used as an expression of lavish wealth and luxury.
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Yen banknote emoji U+1F4B4 💴 Yen banknote
In 1871, the Japanese currency yen was introduced. The 500 yen coin is the most valuable circulating coin in the world (about 4.20 euros). The emoji represents the country or money and fortune in general.
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Wad of banknotes euro Whatsapp U+1F4B6 💶 Euro Banknote
A wad of euro banknotes with package band. The official currency in most European countries. You live in the lap of luxury, spend money like water, or you can have a real good time on vacation.
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Pound Whatsapp U+1F4B7 💷 Pound banknote
Fancy a trip to England? The British pound is the currency of the United Kingdom. Refers to the country, currency or money in general.
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Gemstone smiley Whatsapp U+1F48E 💎 Gem Stone
Diamonds are a girl's best friends. You are important to me and as precious as a diamond. Diamonds are for eternity. Symbol of luxury and wealth.
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Scales emoji whatsapp U+2696 ⚖ Scales
The scales are balanced – both sides weigh the same. It is difficult to come to a decision, neither advantages nor disadvantages predominate. Symbol of Justitia (goddess of justice) and the legal system as well as the zodiac sign Libra.
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Tool box U+1F9F0 🧰 Tool box
I need to call a craftsman or “No problem, I will fix it myself!“ Practical box for storing and transporting a collection of tools. To announce that you are technically skilled and practically-minded, or that you are in need of (professional) help.
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Gun symbol Whatsapp U+1F52B 🔫 Pistol
To hold a pistol to someone's head. Originally presented as a weapon, now appears as a toy gun. The gun can cause great damage. Is posted if someone is very angry or as a threat.
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Money bag Emoji U+1F4B0 💰 Moneybag
A tightly filled moneybag with dollar sign. Used very often in well-known comics, such as those of Scrooge McDuck or the Beagle Boys. Caution! If the emoji is used, the conversation is about money.
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Credit card Whatsapp U+1F4B3 💳 Credit card
The bill is on me! Have no money on you or make your credit card red hot when shopping. The back of a credit card has a magnetic strip, signature and security code. May relate to online trading, credit card theft or payment transactions in general. Furthermore, it symbolizes easy access to resources.
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Chain emoji Whatsapp U+26D3 ⛓ Chain
Stop yanking my chain! or “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link“. Symbol for things that are interconnected.
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Magnet smiley U+1F9F2 🧲 Magnet
You are like a magnet to me! or “The band mates are babe magnets“. A magnet always has two poles: Opposing poles attract each other, the same ones repel each other. Someone or something exerts a strong pull.
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Bomb smiley U+1F4A3 💣 Bomb
„Let's bomb down the motorway!“, „This place looks like it's been hit by a bomb.“ or „Thanks a bomb“! Emoticon of a bomb that will explode any moment. Could mean anger or a very tense feeling on the side of the chat partner.
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Firecracker Whatsapp U+1F9E8 🧨 Fireworks
You are a grenade! or “Beware, explosive!“ Firecrackers or bangers denote the pyrotechnic object that produces a bang. Fireworks for New Year's Eve, signal ammunition or artistic performances (stage bang).
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Japanese kitchen knife emoji U+1F52A 🔪 Japanese Kitchen Knife
A Hocho is a Japanese kitchen knife. Used for mincing food. You are belligerent or something is terrifying. Known idioms are e.g. “to get one's knife out“ in disputes or “to stab someone in the back“ in betrayal.
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Crossed swords U+2694 ⚔‍️ Crossed swords
Don’t come too close! In the past, the sword was a weapon but also a status symbol. The crossed swords can stand for a battle or war, either in real life or in a computer game, for instance. They also symbolize that someone prefers the direct route or a friend died in war.
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Shield Emoji U+1F6E1 🛡 Shield
We must protect ourselves! The buckler emoji conveys protection and security. This symbol can often be found with antivirus software.
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Cigarette Whatsapp U+1F6AC 🚬 Cigarette
“I'm going to have a smoke” or “I'm nervous.” The cigarette is a symbol of enjoyment of life and inspiration. Can also mean that smoking is permitted here.
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Coffin Emoji U+26B0 ⚰ Coffin
Rest in peace! Can indicate a case of death in the family or in the circle of friends. In addition, it symbolizes the valediction from things long gone.
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Urn emoji U+26B1 ⚱ Urn
Receptacle that contains the ashes of a deceased person. Can stand for bereavement but also for your current mood. In chats also (jokingly) used as a threat on what will happen if the other person does not comply with a request.
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Jug whatsapp U+1F3FA 🏺 Amphora
A holiday in Greece is just around the corner, you are interested in the ancient world or would like to go shopping for some decoration! The jug with a narrow neck is an antique vase and a unit of measurement. The amphora holds about 26 liters. The name originates from Greek and means jug with two handles.
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Crystal ball emoji Whatsapp U+1F52E 🔮 Crystal Ball
What will happen? The crystal ball symbolizes supernatural perceptions. Is used to look ahead and predict the future.
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Prayer chain symbol Whatsapp U+1F4FF 📿 Prayer Beads
A prayer chain, which is used by many religions. Stands for prayer, meditation, or religious spirituality.
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Evil eye amulet U+1F9FF 🧿 Nazar amulet
Someone is superstitious or is going to Turkey on vacation. A relationship or a person is toxic. The blue, eye-shaped amulet can be found in oriental countries. It is believed to ward off the evil eye, which brings mischief.
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Red white blue pillar U+1F488 💈 Barber pole
I have to go to the barbershop! The rotating red-white-blue cylinder is the barbers’ craft symbol. Located at the entrance of an American barbershop. A barber is mainly responsible for the hair of the beard. The emoji is mostly used in the context of shaving.
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Alembic Emoji U+2697 ⚗ Alembic
Glass vessel with long downward neck. Used by chemists to distill liquids. Can mean that someone loves experiments or is brewing something.
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Black round hole smiley U+1F573 🕳 Hole
Deep, black hole means: I am very embarrassed about something and feeling awkward. I just want to sink into a hole right now.
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Pill smiley Whatsapp U+1F48A 💊 Pill
Swallow the bitter pill. Symbol for medicine: I'm not feeling well! Represents illness or indisposition.
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Syringe with reddish smiley U+1F489 💉 Syringe
Syringe with reddish contents. Can mean: I have to go to the doctor (blood test). Also used as a symbol for drug consumption.
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Bacteria Whatsapp U+1F9A0 🦠 Microbe
Beware, contagious or “Biology is my favorite subject“. Microbe is the short form of microorganism. Among the microscopic creatures are, e.g. bacteria, fungi or viruses. Most microorganisms are useful and only a few cause disease.
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DNA Whatsapp U+1F9EC 🧬 DNA double helix
We want a baby! Greatly enlarged, the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) looks like a twisted rope ladder. It is located in every single cell of a living being and contains the genetic information (genes). Symbol for genetics, evolution and life.
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Petri dish emoji U+1F9EB 🧫 Petri dish
Biology is my favorite subject or “I have a bacterial infection”. Flat, round, transparent dish with lid, mostly used in chemistry, biology or medicine. For the cultivation of microorganisms or cell cultures.
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Test tube U+1F9EA 🧪 Test tube
You had better not dare any experiments or “There is a good chemistry between the two of us“. The small tubes made of glass are open on one side and are used in laboratories. Represents chemistry lessons, experiments or tests.
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Thermometer emoji U+1F321 🌡‍️ Thermometer
It’s getting warm or you don’t feel well, maybe you developed a fever. The meter determines temperatures, e.g. of the body but also of the air. Can also provide information about the emotional state or the temperament of the sender. Often associated with passion and desire.
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Broom U+1F9F9 🧹 Broom
He is as daft as a brush, “New brooms sweep clean“ or “I got the brush-off”. The cleaning instrument brings order (to the house, to your life) and it sweeps away rubbish and dirt (or worries). Symbol of superstition and magic, e.g. the witches' broom.
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Basket Whatsapp U+1F9FA 🧺 Basket
The ballplayer made a basket, “Let's have a picnic“ or “I have to wash my clothes“. The braided basket is mostly made of wood and used for storage, protection, or transport.
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Toilet paper U+1F9FB 🧻 Paper roll
Go shopping, please or “You can wipe your butt with it“. Be it kitchen roll, toilet paper or paper towels – mostly intended for single use and serving for cleaning and hygiene.
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Toilet emoji U+1F6BD 🚽 Toilet
I'm in the john, don't disturb me! or “He is joyriding the porcelain bus.“ November 19 of each year is World Toilet Day. Approximately 60% of the world's population do not have a toilet at home.
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Person in bathtub U+1F6C0 🛀 Person taking a bath
Relaxing in the bathtub with candlelight, a book or a glass of wine after a busy day. Status symbol for luxury. A place for purification and body care or for relaxation.
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Soap smiley U+1F9FC 🧼 Bar of soap
You are watching your favorite soap opera or want to whitewash your reputation. Soap is mainly used for body cleansing. Represents cleanliness and hygiene.
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Sponge U+1F9FD 🧽 Sponge
Sponge on others or throw in the sponge. The sponge is used for washing and cleaning the home, the body, or the car.
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Creme Whatsapp U+1F9F4 🧴 Lotion bottle
I have to go to the drugstore or “Let's have a spa day again“. The pump bottle may contain various lotions, e.g. moisturizing cream for your hands and the body, or sunscreen. Represents body care, pampering and well-being.
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Bell emoji U+1F6CE 🛎 Service bell
I need your attention now! The bell is often found at an unoccupied reception, e.g. in a hotel. Ringing it will alert the staff. Emoji symbolizes expectation and is a call for support.
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Key Emoji Whatsapp U+1F511 🔑 Key
Golden key as an object: “I need my keys” or “Do not forget your keys”. Symbolic meaning: “This is very important!”
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Antique key emoji U+1F5DD 🗝 Antique Key
A decorated old key that can be used to open chests or antique doors. Has more symbolic meaning, can also be used in the context of fairy tales and stories.
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Bed emoji U+1F6CF 🛏 Bed
I am confined to bed or “It's time to go to bed“. The cozy bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture. It represents rest, relaxation and sleep.
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Person in bed U+1F6CC 🛌 Sleep accommodation
We still have to look for a place to sleep! Symbol of a sleep accommodation, e.g. a guesthouse or a hotel. Can also refer to the bedroom or everything around sleep.
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Teddy bear emoji U+1F9F8 🧸 Teddy bear
The stuffed animal is a popular toy for children and a childhood companion. The cuddly teddy bear is a symbol of nostalgia, of beautiful memories as well as security and protection.
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Framed picture Emoji U+1F5BC 🖼 Framed Picture
This work of art in the frame can point to the photo of a person or that the chat partner is going to take photos. Also used to indicate art or a visit to the museum.
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Shopping bags U+1F6CD 🛍 Shopping bags
Let's go shopping! The city stroll was successful, the credit card is still burning. Women love shopping, which is often annoying for men. May also relate to clothing, food or other consumer goods.
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Present Whatsapp U+1F381 🎁 Wrapped present
Congratulations! Be it at Christmas, for a birthday or other occasions: Gifts are usually delivered beautifully wrapped and with a bow. Can refer to the gift itself or a special occasion, such as a wedding.
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Bookmark smiley Whatsapp U+1F516 🔖 Bookmark
The bookmark flags the last read page in a book. Means: I am done with reading. The emoji is also known as a price label.
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Moai stone emoji Whatsapp U+1F5FF 🗿 Moai
Moai are stone figures on Easter Island. There is also such a statue in Tokyo. Serve as the connecting link to the hereafter. They represent traveling, the miracles of the world, and myths of mankind.
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Red balloon Whatsapp smiley U+1F388 🎈 Balloon
Let's be happy and have fun! The red balloon is a symbol of joy. Can also symbolize your own uniqueness.
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Izakaya lantern Emoji U+1F3EE 🏮 Izakaya Paper Lantern
Traditional Japanese Izakaya lantern. These lanterns are often found at the front door of traditional Japanese restaurants. The emoji can be understood as an invitation.
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Pink ribbon symbol Whatsapp U+1F380 🎀 Ribbon
A bow is typically used to decorate and beautify something, such as a gift. The pink ribbon stands for femininity and romance or girlishness. Also known as a symbol for the knowledge of breast cancer.
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Confetti ball emoji U+1F38A 🎊 Confetti Ball
Congratulations! Symbol of all kinds of celebration: from birthday to the wedding to New Year's Eve. At the end of the event, a confetti ball has opened, colorful confetti are falling out: let's party! Expression of joy, fun, and community.
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Confetti bomb Whatsapp smiley U+1F389 🎉 Party Popper
Happy Birthday! The confetti bomb explodes in a fountain of paper streamers and confetti. A party might be in progress or someone has been successful and is very happy about something.
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Japanese dolls smiley Whatsapp U+1F38E 🎎 Japanese Dolls
At the annual unofficial Japanese holiday Hina-Matsuri (girls' festival) dolls are set up. They are meant to banish evil spirits and bring the girls good health as well as luck with their mate choice. Symbol of Japan.
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Wind chime smiley U+1F390 🎐 Wind Chime
The Japanese wind chime (Furin) made of glass is a symbol of the summer. In light wind delicate tones sound. Not just a decoration, but a lucky charm in Asia. Used in Feng Shui to maximize chi and life energy.
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Red envelope U+1F9E7 🧧 Red gift envelope
I wish for money for my birthday! At Chinese festivals or weddings people almost always present gifts of money in red envelopes (Hong Bao). Symbol of prosperity, destiny and happiness.
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Envelope emoji U+2709 ✉ Envelope
A closed envelope stands for receiving or sending e-mails, messages or a letter. “I received a message“ or “I have to write an e-mail“.
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Envelope with arrow U+1F4E9 📩 Envelope with down arrow at top
Pay attention to what's in the message! Usually refers to electronic messages and stands before the email address. Symbol for a sent email or note on the content of a specific message.
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Inbox emoji U+1F4E8 📨 Incoming envelope
The letter just arrived! In the office, the incoming mail is often collected in an in-tray or box. Refers to (business) letters, mail or the sending of messages.
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Email emoji U+1F4E7 📧 Email
You have got mail! Symbol for the email, recognizable by the @ sign. The emoji serves as a request to read the mails or as an indication to transmit something electronically.
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Sealed with heart Whatsapp U+1F48C 💌 Love Letter
The white envelope, sealed with a heart, contains a love letter. With a heartfelt message. Symbolizes love and romance. Expresses affection or invites to a date.
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In-tray emoji U+1F4E5 📥 Inbox
I'm almost done with the documents! The incoming mail is collected in the inbox for further processing. The emoji represents downloads or incoming emails. Often serves as an indication from the other party to check the received messages.
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Out-tray emoji U+1F4E4 📤 Outbox
The paperwork is done for today or business letters still need to be processed. A tray or basket for filing or the outbox. As an icon on the computer for uploading or sharing files. Is also used as a symbol for sent messages.
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Parcel Whatsapp U+1F4E6 📦 Parcel
"Being part and parcel of something" or "The parcel is being delivered!" A gift is on the way, an online order has been made or someone packed things for a move. A package can mean both pleasant and unpleasant messages.
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Label emoji U+1F3F7 🏷 Label
Glued or pinned information sign. Provides information on content, price, expiration date, etc. for goods or items. You can also 'label' people and place them in a specific category, e.g. superficial.
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Mailbox lowered flag U+1F4EA 📪 Closed mailbox with lowered flag
I’m expecting your letter! For the residents, the lowered flag means that no mail has been delivered. The postman does not have to take any mail with him. In the US, the mailbox is used to receive and send letters.
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Mailbox raised flag U+1F4EB 📫 Closed mailbox with raised flag
The letter must get out today! In the US, mailboxes are not just for receiving but also for sending mail. The raised flag shows the postman that he should take mailable letters with him.
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Empty mailbox U+1F4ED 📭 Open mailbox with lowered flag
"I'm waiting for your message" or "You never write to me!" The lowered flag means that no mail arrived today. The outgoing mail was already taken by the postman.
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Mailbox with envelope U+1F4EC 📬 Open mailbox with raised flag
Your letter arrived today! The raised flag shows that there is mail or should be taken by the postman. The emoji can be used for mail in general or for the sending and receiving of messages.
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Mailbox Whatsapp U+1F4EE 📮 Mailbox
Did you drop the letter? A mailbox contains letters for distribution. Introduced in the 19th century. The news is on the way! Used in connection with mail or correspondence.
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Post horn emoji U+1F4EF 📯 Post horn
"The mail has arrived" or "There are important news!" Symbol for the post, e.g. on mailboxes or at post offices. The post horn was used by stage coach drivers as a signal instrument in the early Middle Ages.
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Scroll emoji U+1F4DC 📜 Scroll
I have something to announce! Labeled and rolled up papyrus scroll or pell. Typical book form, successor of the clay tablet and predecessor of codex (labeled wood or wax tablets). Once symbol of education. The scroll is often associated with surprises, agreements, adaptability as well as life experience and growth.
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Rolled-up sheet U+1F4C3 📃 Sheet with rolled-up edge
"The document has arrived" or "We’ll soon get the school certificates!" The printed sheet of paper is rolled up at the bottom. Could be an official document or letter.
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Sheet dog’s ear U+1F4C4 📄 Sheet with typeface upwards
You have to fill this in! Printed document with rolled-up edge or dog ear. Can refer to a letter, book or orientation (face up!).
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Bookmark emoji U+1F4D1 📑 Page marker
"This one is important" or "I need to learn for the exam". Be it in the office or while studying: Most colored sticky notes mark important passages in a document or fields for the signature. Symbolic indication of an urgent event.
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Sales receipt emoji U+1F9FE 🧾 Sales receipt
I paid my dues!, “Can you pick up the bill for me?“ or “I have to exchange those jeans again“. The receipt serves as proof that a product or service has been purchased or paid for.
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Bar chart Whatsapp U+1F4CA 📊 Bar Chart
Charts can be used to visualize information. They are usually clearer than text and are used for comparison: the higher the bar, the larger the number. Can be used in conjunction with school or work.
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Chart uptrend U+1F4C8 📈 Chart With Uptrend
A line chart helps to show developments over time. For stocks or finances, an uptrend is a good sign. Also: the business is going well. Can generally be used to signal: Things are looking up!
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Ballot box emoji U+1F5F3 🗳‍️ Ballot box with ballot paper
"I have made my choice", "The ballot will be soon" or "Go and vote!" The emoji is used in connection with politics and governments or as an approval for a statement/idea. It also illustrates inner conflicts, decisions, the sense of justice and the trust in people.
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Rolled-up newspaper U+1F5DE 🗞‍️ Rolled-up newspaper
"Has the newspaper already arrived?" or "Do you have any new information?" Can refer to a side job, the distribution of newspapers, breaking news and publications or journalism as a career aspiration.
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Newspaper Whatsapp U+1F4F0 📰 Newspaper
There is news! Printed product or Internet magazine. Refers to news, the media or journalism. The first newspaper was released in 1605 in Strasbourg. Symbolically, it refers to knowledge, revelations, possibilities and dangers as well as to the public.
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Notebook Whatsapp U+1F4D3 📓 Notebook
I need to take that down! Be it checklists, thoughts, appointments, ideas – the book sorts the notes so you won’t forget them. It is also used as a clue to tackle untidiness and forgetfulness.
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Yellow book Whatsapp U+1F4D4 📔 Notebook with decorative cover
I found an old diary! The blank pages of the bound book can be filled with notes or sketches. The decorative cover may indicate a diary or a notebook. The emoji could also be a reminder of an event.
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Spiral notebook emoji U+1F4D2 📒 Ledger
"The documents must be brought to the tax accountant" or "I have to do the bookkeeping!" All business transactions in the company are listed in the general ledger. Refers to the profession of accountant, bookkeeping or finances.
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Book U+1F4D5 📕 Closed book
You are a bookworm! Reading is one of the favorite pastimes, the book is almost finished or the book circle is going to meet up. Symbol for knowledge, culture and education.
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Green book U+1F4D7 📗 Green book
Can I have the notes? The bound notebook is used in connection with reading, writing, learning or education. Homework for the school needs to be done or something must be prepared for the university or for work.
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Stack of books emoji U+1F4DA 📚 Books
What am I trying to find out? Where can I find the information? The stack of books is growing. Someone was in the library or the bookstore, has to study or do something for school/university. Refers to reading in general, to literature and education. Books symbolize the quest for knowledge and the ability to learn from the opinions and experiences of others.
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Open book Whatsapp U+1F4D6 📖 Opened book
"I just cannot put the book down" or "He’s an open book to me!" Refers to reading as such or to a book. Popular emoji of the bookworm. Could also be a hint to get to the bottom of something.
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Safety pin U+1F9F7 🧷 Safety pin
My pants are ripped! The safety pin is the savior in distress. Has been helping to close clothes for thousands of years. Was the diaper holder and precursor of the brooch. Jewelry in the punk scene and symbol of solidarity.
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Abacus Whatsapp U+1F9EE 🧮 Abacus
I have to calculate that first! The board with the sliding pieces serves as a calculation help for children today. Allows you to perform the basic arithmetic operation. Was widespread in the Middle Ages.
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Drawing pin symbol U+1F4CD 📍 Round Pushpin
I mustn't forget! Red drawing pin with round plastic head. Used to indicate your own position during navigation. Can also represent sewing.
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Crossed flags Emoji U+1F38C 🎌 Crossed Flags
Two crossed Japanese flags. They are a sign of solidarity toward their origin. The red dot on white background symbolizes the rising sun.
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Magnifier to the left U+1F50D 🔍 Magnifier tilted to the left
The truth will be revealed! An event is closely monitored and inspected. With poor eyesight, the magnifying glass serves as a support. Taking a close look at something can bring new insights. Symbolically, the magnifier advises you against taking a matter too lightly. Trivia should not be overrated.
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Magnifier to the right U+1F50E 🔎 Magnifier tilted to the right
I'll take a closer look! Through the magnifying glass, even small objects can be viewed. May stand for an investigator, detective or a curious person. Search and zoom icon on computers.
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Padlock with fountain pen Whatsapp U+1F50F 🔏 Lock With Ink Pen
Blocked padlock with fountain pen. Confidential data is encrypted and secure, sensitive information has been digitally signed.
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Open lock Emoji U+1F513 🔓 Open Lock
An open padlock. “Something is open to you or available”, or: “I'm going to uncover something that has been a secret up to now”. Also possible: “Caution, this information is not secure!”
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Lock Emoji U+1F512 🔒 Lock
Closed padlock. The object or the information is not available to you, or you keep it safe and protected. Caution! A symbol of confidentiality!
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Closed lock with key Emoji U+1F510 🔐 Closed Lock With Key
Symbol of security. “The information is safe” or “Nobody else will find out!” A friend confides a secret to you and counts on your keeping it safe in your hands.
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