verb (used with object), di·aled, di·al·ing or (especially British) di·alled, di·al·ling.
verb (used without object), di·aled, di·al·ing or (especially British) di·alled, di·al·ling.
- to obtain, reach, or contact by telephone:Now's your chance to dial up Chicago and do some business.
- to access a computer, the internet, or another network by dialing a telephone number.
- to increase the level of; intensify: I used cayenne, garlic, oregano, thyme, and pepper to dial up the flavor.
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Origin of dial
OTHER WORDS FROM dialun·di·aled, adjectiveun·di·alled, adjective
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Definition for dial (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for dial
In January 2013, the TRN group filed a second complaint in the Dial Global suit, demanding a jury trial.
This suspension, Masters said, had been forced upon ARNN by the Dial Global lawsuit.
All a thief had to do was take off the dial knob on the safe and place the little joker on inside of it.
Say the name you want to dial and the device connects you with mom or dad immediately.Fish on Wheels, Digital Pet Babysitters, and More of the Summer’s Best Kickstarters|Charlotte Lytton|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is not the kind of thing you can dial in from doing a big study,” says Dr. Patel.
Look, Frank, the dial is just the same as the one Mr. Henderson gave us.The Radio Detectives|A. Hyatt Verrill
In the morning, I open the detector, and there is the dial that tells if he has done his duty.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
The measurements of the skull all were taken with dial calipers reading to a tenth of a millimeter.
On the library table he fastened an arrangement with two upright posts supporting a dial which he called a "dynamometer."The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
As she spoke, the shrill tongue of the dial once more struck the hour of two.Tales from Blackwood|Various
British Dictionary definitions for dial (1 of 2)
- the control on a radio or television set used to change the station or channel
- the panel on a radio on which the frequency, wavelength, or station is indicated by means of a pointer