[ sig-nuh-fahy-er ]
/ ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ər /
a person or thing that signifies.
the configuration of sound elements or other linguistic symbols representing a word or other meaningful unit in a language.
💪 - Flexed Biceps Emoji - Emoji by Dictionary.comRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
👩🦱 - Woman, Curly Hair Emoji - Emoji by Dictionary.comRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
omen, trace, hint, signal, sign, warning, symptom, suggestion, manifestation, implication, reminder, inkling, expression, explanation, gesture, proof, pledge, show, augury, portent
- significant symbol,
Origin of signifier
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for signifier
In the '60s South, long hair was a signifier and a deal breaker for men.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “it” bag was born–a talisman of stylishness and a signifier of insider savvy.
1530s, agent noun from signify. In U.S. black use by 1962.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper