verb (used with object), sig·naled, sig·nal·ing or (especially British) sig·nalled, sig·nal·ling.
verb (used without object), sig·naled, sig·nal·ing or (especially British) sig·nalled, sig·nal·ling.
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Origin of signal
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH signalsignal , single.
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Example sentences from the Web for signal
The band turned back around, raising a lively tune to signal life would go on.
Not even Radio Bemba (Cuban slang for the rumor mill) had picked up the signal.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So while the poor sound quality was aggravating, it was also a signal of some weird legitimacy.
And more importantly, an Orman victory could signal a broader assault against the duopoly that controls congress.Independent Greg Orman Stands Up Against GOP Attacks|John Avlon|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You are sending a signal that says any Western response to his actions will be inconsequential.
Nelson ordered the signal to be made for a chase in the south-east quarter.Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar.|Alfred H. Miles
I expect my arrival at the office will be the signal for a cloud of dust in which he will disappear, heading for the first train.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham
Captain Langdon being of the same opinion, the signal was thrown out to make all sail to close the enemy.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
I signal for the men to pull her up alongside of the wall, but it cannot be done; then to cross.Canyons of the Colorado|J. W. Powell
On the Venerable making the signal that she could weather the enemy, the Admiral made another to take stations for mutual support.
British Dictionary definitions for signal
- a variable parameter, such as a current or electromagnetic wave, by which information is conveyed through an electronic circuit, communications system, etc
- the information so conveyed
- (as modifier)signal strength; a signal generator