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: 🧿 Objects Emojis
“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.
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“.
Mobile phone with a pointing arrow. Stands for an incoming call or another action on the mobile phone.
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“.
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.
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“.
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.
Emoticon shows a white computer mouse with three-button operation (Apple only with one button). Can be used for general computer work.
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.
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.
I'll apply a headlock on you! A metal screw clamp with C-clamp symbolizes the pinching of objects or even people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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“.
I've got you on my radar! For receiving radio programs such as radio or television. It's about sending signals and communicating. We receive your voice clearly and distinctly! Can also stand for extraterrestrial life or science fiction.
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.
My battery is dead, I need a charging cable! Used to indicate that one will be unavailable for a while. Can also stand for physical or mental exhaustion: Batteries are dead.
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.
I'm stuck like a limpet! A metal screw and a matching nut. The emoji is also used in connection with an upcoming repair.
Emoji symbolically shows that something should be fuelled or set in motion. Can also mean “You wheel me in my life!”
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.
The switched-on light bulb means: It just dawned on me! I have just had a brilliant idea!
The issue is now clear. I have understood the matter better.
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.
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.
The oil lamp has its origin in India. Light source in houses but also used ceremonially, in temples or during the Hindu festival of lights Diwali. An Indian holiday or a trip is coming up.
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.
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.
A stack of banknotes with wings. Chat partner was on shopping tour and spent a lot. The money just flies away.
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.
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.
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.
Fancy a trip to England? The British pound is the currency of the United Kingdom. Refers to the country, currency or money in general.
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.
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.
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.
The car has to go to the workshop, the leaky faucet has to be repaired or craftsmen are coming to your house. The screwing tool can be found in every tool case. Stands for maintenance, repair or refers to the profession, e.g. plumber or mechanic.
Will you help me assemble the shelf? Mechanical tool for tightening or loosening screws. In a figurative sense, for a connection that needs to be strengthened or loosened.
Using the sledge hammer method or hit the nail on the head. A hammer builds something up or tears it down. Something goes under the hammer, is auctioned. Symbol of strength.
He's really skilled in his craft! Hammer and pick are the traditional tools of the miner. Stands for work in general and for “in operation”. Mining symbol and miner's coat of arms (mallet and iron).
Something needs to be fixed: the relationship, the roof or the car! Hammer and wrench can be found in the tool case. A difficult project is being tackled. Stands for manual skills or a profession.
Work tool used by miners, gardeners or gold diggers. For working on stone, ice or hard ground. “I'll do it myself!” Icon for video games like Minecraft.
We build the furniture ourselves! Tool for working wood. Can relate to the carpenter's profession or express manual dexterity. Sawing a tree trunk as a popular wedding game.
Are you coming fishing with me? An object for fishing or a device for hanging things. You want something by hook or by crook. Or you hook up with someone or let someone off the hook.
Someone moves up in their job, climbs the job ladder or is already in a high position. A ladder is used for painting the ceiling, hanging up a lamp or harvesting fruit. As a warning: whoever climbs high can fall deep.
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.
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.
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.
Remember your ID! This can be an ID card, driver's license, or student ID. Associated with issues such as control, authority, or fake identity. Maybe you have a move or trip coming up.
“Do you have a few coins for the parking meter?” Or “I'll toss a coin!” A means of payment with mostly low monetary value or commemorative coin as a collector's item. The first finds come from the Mediterranean region around 2,000 BC.
Stop yanking my chain! or “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link“. Symbol for things that are interconnected.
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.
„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.
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).
We need firewood! Tool for chopping or splitting wood and cutting trees. The emoji for nature boys, horror films or a layoff (he got the ax).
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.
Attack or defense! Thrusting weapon with a blade sharpened on both sides. Often in connection with the Middle Ages or fantasy. Someone is sharp sighted or fighting at the sharp end.
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.
We must protect ourselves! The buckler emoji conveys protection and security. This symbol can often be found with antivirus software.
I love the Tom & Jerry cartoons! Classic trap with a piece of cheese. As a warning not to fall into someone's trap. Colloquially for a space from which there is no escape.
We're going to the cemetery! To commemorate the dead and to mark the resting place. As a reminder of a loved one or an expression of condolences. Jokingly or as a warning to be careful and watch out.
“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.
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.
I almost died laughing.
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.
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.
What will happen? The crystal ball symbolizes supernatural perceptions. Is used to look ahead and predict the future.
A prayer chain, which is used by many religions. Stands for prayer, meditation, or religious spirituality.
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.
I send this emoji right after my friend's name with heart symbol.
The hand of Fatima or “Hamsa“. An eye adorns the palm of the blue hand. This ancient sign plays a role in many religions and cultures. It is often worn as an amulet and is supposed to ward off evil or the “evil eye“. In other cultures it stands for luck, courage or security.
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.
Glass vessel with long downward neck. Used by chemists to distill liquids. Can mean that someone loves experiments or is brewing something.
We are watching you! A telescope allows to observe far away things. In seafaring, for observing wild animals or stars or distant planets in an observatory. Can stand for clairvoyance.
I will look carefully at the details! Possible fraud or deceit is exposed. Used in school or in a laboratory. Often related to science and research.
Deep, black hole means: I am very embarrassed about something and feeling awkward. I just want to sink into a hole right now.
I'll X-ray you! Can be used to talk about an X-ray examination. But is mostly used metaphorically to symbolize looking through a person. There may be more to a thing than meets the eye.
I hurt myself! For wound care for injuries and basic equipment in the first aid kit. Something or someone serves as a consolation, that is, reparation or satisfaction.
I walk with a cane! Either from exhaustion or as a support for leg injuries or disabilities when walking. Someone may have had an accident. Can be used jokingly when someone is too slow or as a threat of a beating.
Please remove your top! Distinguishing feature of the doctor. Medical instrument for listening to the heart, lungs or internal organs. A doctor's appointment or a visit to the hospital is due, someone has fallen ill or is training to be a nurse.
Swallow the bitter pill. Symbol for medicine: I'm not feeling well! Represents illness or indisposition.
Syringe with reddish contents. Can mean: I have to go to the doctor (blood test). Also used as a symbol for drug consumption.
“He cut his finger”, “We're going to donate blood” or “I have my monthlies”! The body fluid is a symbol of life. Something is defended to the last drop of blood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He kicked the bucket! Household item for storage, for transporting items or as an aid for cleaning the floor. You might need some assistance, e.g. with carrying things.
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.
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.
We have to call the plumber! Clogged drains can be fixed with the tool by alternately generating positive and negative pressure. Someone doesn't want to get their hands dirty. May relate to the profession or to household incidents.
The faucet in the bathroom is dripping, you drink a glass of water to quench your thirst or the plants have to be watered. The tap, often with a full glass, is the symbol for drinking water. From a psychological point of view, the everyday object stands for the control and regulation of emotions.
I'll take a quick shower! To cleanse the body or conscience – dirt or feelings of guilt are washed off. Also to cool down your mind: you urgently need a cold shower!
A hot bath is so relaxing at the end of the day! Place of personal hygiene but also to rest your mind. Bathtubs have been used for more than 3000 years.
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.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? In fairy tales, the mirror often has a magical meaning. Symbol of self-awareness (“hold up the mirror to someone”). A person is superficial or narcissistic and too self-confident.
You are watching your favorite soap opera or want to whitewash your reputation. Soap is mainly used for body cleansing. Represents cleanliness and hygiene.
Sponge on others or throw in the sponge. The sponge is used for washing and cleaning the home, the body, or the car.
“He has a beard now” or “I have to go to the barber again”! Old fashioned razor for trimming hair on the face or head. On average, men spend around 3,300 hours shaving.
I have an appointment at the dentist’s! Related to dental health and oral hygiene. 3000 BC, a chewing stick was used to clean the teeth. In 1500 there were toothbrushes with bristles in China. As a subtle hint to someone with bad breath.
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.
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.
Golden key as an object: “I need my keys” or “Do not forget your keys”. Symbolic meaning: “This is very important!”
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.
Knock, knock... anyone at home? Metaphorically for the transition into a new phase of life or the end: “New doors are opening” or “I'm leaving you!” My door is always open for you, you are ready to talk or you close the door behind you forever.
First sit down! It’s been a hard day, you want to rest. Or as an invitation to calm down. You’re about to move home, helpers are needed or you have to buy seating furniture. The back hurts from sitting too much.
It's always best at home! A cozy TV evening is coming up or the new couch is so comfortable that you don't even want to leave it. In connection with coziness, resting or lazing around.
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.
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.
That’s just window-dressing! The window is slightly open, the curtains are blowing in the wind and the sun is shining in. Looking dreamily out of the window, letting your eyes travel, daydreaming. Symbolic of the connection between the inside of the house and the world outside.
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.
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.
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.
I'm in the supermarket right now! The weekend shopping has yet to be done. Refers to shopping, mostly of groceries. Icon for shopping cart when shopping online.
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.
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.
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.
Let's be happy and have fun! The red balloon is a symbol of joy. Can also symbolize your own uniqueness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Someone who always brings you joy.
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.
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.
Let's go dancing! The shiny mirrors on the ball reflect the light. They create a great party atmosphere in nightclubs and on stages. The disco ball emoji symbolizes glitter, glamour and fashion. It also stands for people with disabilities (“disabled community“ - “disco“ for short).
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.
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“.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The demo is on the weekend! Something is advertised or announced on placards. Used by protesters to express what they are in favor of or disapprove of. Attention please, an important message is being delivered!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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!).
“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.
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.
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.
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!
The financial prospects are less good! The diagram shows a falling trend over a period of time. Generally seen as negative. The stock price or even your mood is going down.
I always have my notepad with me! Offers space for shopping lists, thoughts, to-do's, sketches and everyday notes. Nothing can be forgotten anymore. Symbolic for journalism or education.
I’ll enter it in the family planner! Calendar with spiral binding, mostly with a compact monthly overview. Reminds you of important dates and helps you plan.
Please save the date! A date on a calendar sheet. Symbolic for an upcoming event or a commemoration day. Planning begins or the monthly calendar is already very full.
I’m counting the days! The calendar not only reminds you of the current date, but also helps you plan your appointments. The time flies by! The date shown is WhatsApp’s founding day.
That's rubbish! A trash can for paper trash, often found it in offices. A message or a plan immediately ends up in the trash. The folder for deleted files on computers.
I am on a business trip! Business cards can be organized alphabetically in an index card holder. Often in a business context, with networks or contacts. Desk utensil in offices.
A tidy mind is half the battle! The multi-colored index card tabs sort and organize documents in the box. You are included in a card index as a customer or patient or you’re learning for school or university with the help of the cards.
“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.
I keep that under lock and key! Important documents can be stored in the lockable cabinet. Old files are dug out again or a secret is kept safe!
Too many things to do! The clipboard allows you to take notes. Serves as a firm writing surface for appointments outside the office, for example for doctors or mechanics.
Paperwork on end! The folder with papers or correspondence is in the filing cabinet in the office. Filing has to be done and organized, documents must be archived. Icon on computers for a file folder.
The desk needs to be tidied up or someone is looking for a file on the computer. Documents are stored in a file folder, whether in the office or on the computer. Used in connection with filing, organization or work.
Muddle makes trouble! The dividers help organize documents and quickly find what you need. Refers to computer files, office work, accounting, or college.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
I feel very connected to you! Two links in a silver chain. Icon for a link to a website. There is a strong romantic or social and inseparable bond.
Paperwork is so boring! The paper clip holds papers together for better clarity or organization. Invented in Oslo in 1866. Icon in mail programs for adding an attachment.
Nothing can separate us! Paper clips hold documents together. They can also be used to reset electronic devices, remove SIM cards, pick locks or clean fingernails.
It means being in a relationship.
Math is my favorite subject! The geometry triangle helps with drawing figures and measuring lengths and angles. Stands for accuracy and a mathematical or technical understanding.
I have to remeasure! A ruler is used to draw straight lines or to measure distances. The oldest ruler comes from India and is over 4000 years old. In connection with school or work, e.g. architectural draftsman.
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.
I'll remember this idea! Sticky notes can be attached to a pin board with push pins. Something important should be kept in mind!
I mustn't forget! Red drawing pin with round plastic head. Used to indicate your own position during navigation. Can also represent sewing.
Snippety snip! The scissors can be used to correct or cut to size. You part with your hair at the hairdresser’s or with useless things. A clean separation or a clear cut. Symbolic for the hairdressing profession.
Two crossed Japanese flags. They are a sign of solidarity toward their origin. The red dot on white background symbolizes the rising sun.
You should have written it down! A common writing device for everyday writing. In connection with work, the office, university or school. The popular promotional item was invented in 1838.
I'm doing a calligraphy class! The fountain pen stands for handwriting. Important documents or personal correspondence, such as a letter, are often signed with a fountain pen.
We’re signing the contract! A fountain pen writes on paper with ink. Related to writing, school, or calligraphy. It's about something special, like a letter or an important signature.
Adding a splash of color or painting everything gray and drab! Paint or oil can be applied to a canvas with a paintbrush. Symbolic for art, inspiration and creativity. Or she brushed him off.
I’m letting off steam creatively! Children use wax crayons to draw or write. Can represent childhood or a childish person. You’re making fun of yourself and your non-existent painting skills.
My child is going to school! The writing instrument is often used by writing beginners, but also for drawings, sketches, shorthand or notes.
“Don't forget”, “Write it down” or “That'll be on my notepad”! A note or an appointment is noted on the paper. Something that was said or that you heard must be remembered.
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.
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.
Blocked padlock with fountain pen. Confidential data is encrypted and secure, sensitive information has been digitally signed.
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!”
Open to everyone, opened to go away.
Closed padlock. The object or the information is not available to you, or you keep it safe and protected. Caution! A symbol of confidentiality!
The expression of “just mine“ in a relationship.
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.