- 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.
Origin of dial
OTHER WORDS FROM dialun·di·aled, adjectiveun·di·alled, adjective
Other definitions for dial (2 of 2)
How to use dial in a sentence
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