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.
- signac, paul,
- signal board,
- signal box,
- signal corps,
- signal generator,
- signal node
Origin of signal
Examples from the Web for signaling
You go into hyperalert mode until the threat passes, and other hormones shut down your signaling loop.
“Ahhhmm-hmmmm,” our ranger periodically grunts, signaling our friendly intentions.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?|Nina Strochlic|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vitter has been holding a series of town-hall meetings and tele-town-hall meetings, signaling the obvious intention.There’s No Getting Rid of David Vitter, America’s Most Contemptible Senator|Michael Tomasky|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bill Clinton tried to connect to voters by signaling his love of classic rock.
Doubly so since the DEA just moved to ban three more synthetic drugs, signaling a widening crackdown on the designer drug market.
Then there was signaling between the Montauk and her own neighbor destroyer about sailing formation in the danger zone.Tom Slade on a Transport|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
She knew of no others who would understand this ancient method of signaling.The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts|Janet Aldridge
Why didn't someone think of signaling him that he had been seen?The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
He leaned forward and rapped on the window, signaling the driver to stop.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
They drew almost into position, faster than light, faster than the signaling warnings could send their messages.The Ultimate Weapon|John Wood Campbell
- 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
verb -nals, -nalling or -nalled or US -nals, -naling or -naled
Word Origin for signal
late 14c., "visible sign, indication," from Old French signal, seignal "seal, imprint, sign, mark," from Medieval Latin signale "a signal," from Late Latin signalis (adj.) "used as a signal, pertaining to a sign," from Latin signum "signal, sign" (see sign (n.)). Restricted sense "agreed-upon sign (to commence or desist, etc.) is from 1590s. Meaning "modulation of an electric current" is from 1855.
"remarkable, striking, notable" ("serving as a sign"), 1640s, from French signalé, past participle of signaler "to distinguish, signal" (see signal (n.)).
1805, "to make signals to," from signal (n.). Related: Signaled; signaling. Earlier verb was signalize (1650s).