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
Synonyms for signal
Related Words for signallercaretaker, curator, custodian, detective, guard, keeper, lookout, observer, patrol, picket, ranger, scout, sentinel, sentry, spy, ward, warden, watch, watcher, flagger
Examples from the Web for signaller
Historical Examples of signaller
Am sitting in my dug-out scrawling this by the light of a signaller's lamp.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie
George Brenton Laurie
We hurried forward, expecting to find that our signaller had been killed.
I tried to locate the signaller on the Headquarters hill, but failed.With the Zionists in Gallipoli
John Henry Patterson
When the dodge had been discovered and the signaller settled the Scottish got their own back.In the Line of Battle
The signaller turned to the senior officer present, "What will I send them, sir?"The Glory of the Trenches
- 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).