Definitions of signal

  1. be a signal for or a symptom of; " These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; " Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; " The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
  2. any communication that encodes a message; " signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
  3. communicate silently and non- verbally by signals or signs; " He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; " The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
  4. any incitement to action; " he awaited the signal to start"; " the victory was a signal for wild celebration"
  5. an electric quantity ( voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
  6. notably out of the ordinary; " the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"
  7. A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action.
  8. A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
  9. Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.
  10. Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.
  11. To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.
  12. To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.
  13. A sign agreed upon, or intended to be understood, for giving notice, as of danger, especially at a distance; a token.
  14. Extraordinary; distinguished from the commonplace by some mark or sign; remarkable; as, a signal success; pertaining to signals; as, a signal flag.
  15. To indicate by signs; make signs to.
  16. To make signs; to communicate with someone by means of flags, lights, etc.
  17. Signally.
  18. Signaler.
  19. A sign for giving notice, generally at a distance: token: the notice given.
  20. To make signals to: to convey by signals:- pr. p. signalling; pa. t. and pa. p. signalled.
  21. Having a sign: remarkable: notable: eminent.
  23. A sign to give notice; notice given.
  24. remarkable; notable.
  25. To make signals to; indicate by signals.
  26. To make signals to; communicate by signals.
  27. Remarkable; conspicuous.
  28. A sign agreed upon or understood, as conveying information.
  29. Signaling.
  30. Distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable.
  31. A sign intended to give notice or communicate intelligence; the notice given.
  32. To announce by signal; to make signals to.
  33. To give signals.
  34. Anything employed to attract the eye of others at a distance; notice given.
  35. Distinguished from what is ordinary; memorable; notable.
  36. To convey by signals.

Usage examples for signal

  1. When I signal, set all motors going full speed. – One-Way Ticket to Nowhere by Leroy Yerxa
  2. Oh, I just dropped down in answer to your signal. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  3. " That's Merrick's signal," were the next words he heard. – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
  4. Tell me, love, he said, drawing Enrica to him, did you hear my signal last night? – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  5. That's a signal from the town." – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  6. Smoke filled my eyes and a cloud of smoke rose above my head like an Indian smoke signal. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  7. What is the meaning of that signal, Father? – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. His Caroline, having once made a signal failure, was determined to conquer, for Caroline often does conquer! – The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete by Honore de Balzac
  9. Besides, Andrew had a signal of his own to make. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  10. They shook hands all round, and then walking a few yards from the beach, stood in a line while the man gave the signal- one- two. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  11. Hyacinthe, after looking at the man with the cap- hidden face, was already shaking his head, when Bergaz suddenly gave him a nudge as a signal to keep quiet, and by way of explanation he muttered: " Hush! – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  12. But it was necessary to him that he should be made to know by some signal from her how it was going with her feelings. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  13. " But you gave me the signal to look," he protested. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  14. Be sure all understand the signal for beginning. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  15. From there you will see me; I will watch for you and give you the signal that all is right. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  16. I might almost signal to you to meet me somewhere?" – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  17. There was light enough to see the signal. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  18. Who did you signal to? – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  19. A cannon fired from Fort Lamothe gave the signal of our start. – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory