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.
Origin of signal
Can be confusedsignal single
Examples 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