verb (used with object), sig·ni·fied, sig·ni·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), sig·ni·fied, sig·ni·fy·ing.
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Origin of signify
OTHER WORDS FROM signifysig·ni·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·sig·ni·fi·a·ble, adjective
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The five stripe design was inspired by the owner’s cat, and is meant to signify her claws.Soft, lightweight Turkish towels for bathrooms and beach trips|PopSci Commerce Team|September 4, 2020|Popular Science
If successful, it would signify a major technical breakthrough.The Perseverance rover caps off a month of Mars launches|Lisa Grossman|July 30, 2020|Science News
Such algorithms could be applied to streams of data collected over time to pinpoint correlations of information that signify the emergence of individuals.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory.|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
If that’s the case, an ability to communicate may signify an ability to self-annihilate.Self-destructive civilizations may doom our search for alien intelligence|Tom Siegfried|July 6, 2020|Science News
The shift to short-term goals signifies that companies intend to minimize the influence of quarantine on their key business performance indicators.Digital marketing during COVID-19 times: Data-driven insights|Eugene Lata|June 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Visitors are greeted by a looming gothic gate, the kind used to signify that important residents lie behind its spires.
These days the charts are full of pop singers who spill their guts and pop songs that tell us what they're supposed to signify.
In other words, the important thing about the Yellow King and Carcosa isn't what they signify to Reggie Ledoux.‘True Detective’ Episode 5 Review: ‘The Secret Fate of All Life’ is the Best Episode Yet|Andrew Romano|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Germany, red threads signify a through line to your life, a theme you return to again and again.
If the Iranians do actually accept the additional protocol, it will signify a major breakthrough.
Such an invitation, addressed either to an intimate friend or mere acquaintance, will signify full dress.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
What different things do the same words signify at different times!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The prophet is commanded again to love an adulteress; to signify God's love to the synagogue.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Hence also the word was particularly used to signify any complaint or lament, or a chant at the burial-service.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Though her heart and head beat almost to bursting, what did it signify if she could but overtake the carriage?Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell