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signal

sig·nal

signal

 
pronunciation:
sIg nl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a movement, action, or device used to give directions, warning, or other information.
We waited for the signal to cross the street.She changed lanes without using her turn signal.
synonyms:
sign
similar words:
alarm, alert, beacon, gesture, indication, warning, word
definition 2: an understood movement or other sign that is meant to start some action.
A raised flag was the signal to begin the race.
synonyms:
cue, motion
definition 3: electrical or sound waves that are sent or received.
The TV signal is weak in this area.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting as a signal.
The signal light is used to warn boats on the lake.
similar words:
directing, guiding, warning
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: signaled, signaling, signals
definition 1: to direct a signal to.
She signaled me to come closer.
similar words:
beckon, motion, wave
definition 2: to make known or express with a signal.
The horn signaled the end of the game.
synonyms:
indicate
similar words:
announce, beckon, mean, sound
definition 3: to send a message by making a signal or signals.
The plane signaled that it was going to land.
synonyms:
sign
similar words:
beckon, gesture, nod, radio, wave
derivation: signaler (n.)
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