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.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of dial
OTHER WORDS FROM dialun·di·aled, adjectiveun·di·alled, adjective
Words nearby dial
Definition for dial (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for dial
Facebook's new moves to dial back the volume of political content in users' news feeds represent the latest lurch in the social network's erratic handling of its role as the world's digital public square.Facebook tries to end its love-hate affair with politics|Scott Rosenberg|February 12, 2021|Axios
Before, the majority of people would be in a conference room somewhere, and others would dial in.Publishers look to allay employee fears over a return to the office by offering additional flexibility|Jessica Davies|February 10, 2021|Digiday
By consciously checking in with yourself, you can better home in on what triggers bad feelings and decide what activities to avoid or dial back in the future.
The temperature dial allows precise control of heating and uses a simple turn on-and-off design for ease of use.Best toaster oven: Save counter space and time with our toaster oven picks|Julian Cubilllos|February 5, 2021|Popular Science
Rather than force his own offense, Green has dialed up his dimes to new levels.Draymond Green Isn’t Scoring, But He’s Doing Everything Else For The Warriors|James L. Jackson|February 4, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
In January 2013, the TRN group filed a second complaint in the Dial Global suit, demanding a jury trial.
Cumulus Media, which now owns the former Dial Global, declined to comment on the suit for this story.
This suspension, Masters said, had been forced upon ARNN by the Dial Global lawsuit.
The Queen sent her first email at an RAF base in 1976 and she made the first direct-dial trunk call from the UK in 1958.
All a thief had to do was take off the dial knob on the safe and place the little joker on inside of it.
Yes,” said he, at length, “it works very well; but you have got the figures on the dial wrong.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
The second hand wiped over the "20" of the smaller dial, jittered on toward the half-minute spot.
On the front of the house was an ancient sun-dial, and across it, in antique letters, the legend "Time will show."British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
He turned a dial to the words: "News Service—General," and the instrument broke into hurried speech.
He pointed to a needle that was moving with slow certainty and deadly persistence across a graduated dial.
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