Signal appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- No, slang is a signal, son.
- Bell: a clang is a signal-call, Eb.
- Sinusoid art I signal’s not tuba button slang, is it?… radio sun is.
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun signal:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb signal:
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Definition of the noun signal
What does signal mean as a name of something?
Signal is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: signals
- any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
- example: signals from the boat suddenly stopped
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of signal: sign / signaling
- more generic word: communication = something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
- more specific terms:
- recording = a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
- telephone number / phone number / number = the number is used in calling a particular telephone
- starting signal / start = a signal to begin
- storm signal = a signal announcing the approach of a storm
- radio beam / beam = a signal transmitted along a narrow path
- ticktack = system of signalling by hand signs used by bookmakers at racetracks
- time signal = a signal (especially electronic or by radio) indicating the precisely correct time
- dog-ear = a corner of a page turned down to mark your place
- animal communication = communication between animals
- warning signal / alarum / alarm / alert = an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
- distress signal / distress call = an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
- all clear = a signal (usually a siren) that danger is over
- bugle call = a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
- curfew = a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
- retreat = a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
- drumbeat = the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
- radiotelegraphic signal / telegraphic signal = a signal transmitted by telegraphy
- whistling / whistle = the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
- high sign = a silent signal of warning or recognition
- symbol = an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
- visual signal = a signal that involves visual communication
- indicator = a signal for attracting attention
- electronic signal = a signal generated by electronic means
- radio beacon = a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation
- input signal / input = signal going into an electronic system
- output signal / output = signal that comes out of an electronic system
- any incitement to action
- an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
- lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
- more generic terms: electrical energy / electricity / power = energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
- more specific word: interrupt = a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
Alternative definition of the noun signal
- An indication given to another person.
- antonym: noise
- An on-off light, semaphore, or other device used to give an indication to another person.
- (of a radio, TV, telephone, internet, etc) An electrical or electromagnetic action, normally a voltage that is a function of time that conveys the information of the radio or TV program or of communication with another party.
- Useful information.
Definition of the adjective signal
What does signal mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more signal / signaler |
- notably out of the ordinary
- example: the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party
- similar: impressive
Alternative definition of the adjective signal
- Standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement.
Definition of the verb signal
What does signal mean as a doing word?
Signal is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: signalled, signalling
- communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
- examples: The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu | They signal them the information | They signal the information to them
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] Heather cabled Sara [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic] Ellen told Helen a story | Ellen told me, 'Leave the room.' | Heather cabled Sara the news [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive] Heather cabled Sara to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause] Ellen warned Helen that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled Sara that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Heather cabled Sara when to send the package [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] about [Topic] Ellen told Helen about the situation | Heather cabled Sara about the situation [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] to [Recipient] Ellen told a story to Helen | Heather cabled the news to Sara [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive] Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause] Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Heather cabled when to send the package [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, for-complement clause] Heather cabled for Sara to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic] Heather cabled to Sara, 'Come immediately.' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive] Heather cabled to Sara to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause] Heather cabled to Sara that the party would be tonight | Susan complained to Rachel that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Heather cabled to Sara when to send the package
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of signal: sign / signalise / signalize
- more generic words: communicate / intercommunicate = transmit thoughts or feelings
- more specific words:
- be a signal for or a symptom of
- example: The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of signal: bespeak / betoken / indicate / point
- more generic word: tell = let something be known
- more specific words:
- "Signal" a.k.a. "The Signal" is an American horror film written and directed by independent filmmakers David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. It is told in three parts, in which all telecommunication and audiovisual devices transmit only a mysterious signal turning people mad and activating murderous behaviour in many of those affected.
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- "Signal": Signál is a 2012 comedy drama film written by Marek Epstein and directed by Tomás Rehorek .
- also known as Signál
- country: Czech Republic
- language: Czech Language
- producer: Tomáš Hoffman
- production design by Milan Býček
- written by Marek Epstein
- Vojtěch Dyk as Filos
- Kryštof Hádek as Kája
- Karel Roden as Pilka
- Bolek Polívka as Stanek
- Jiří Menzel as Prokes
- Norbert Lichý as Medek
- Eva Josefíková as Verunka
- Kateřina Winterová as Lída
- Matous Rajmont as Franta
- Karel Zima as Kula
- Hynek Čermák as Policista
- Jirí Jelínek as Pajda
- Frantisek Loukota as Pruvodce
- Viliam Conka as Mato
- cinematography by Tomáš Sysel
- edited by Ondřej Hokr
- music by František Soukup, Petr Kaláb
- genres: Comedy, Drama
- released on
- "Signal" is a 2013 short drama film written and directed by Peter Davis.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: Peter Stephen Davis
- producer: Nestor Bustamante
- production design by Jessica Shobe
- written by Peter Stephen Davis
- cinematography by Alex Cameron
- edited by Elias Inaty
- genres: Coming-of-age story, Drama
- released in
- "Signal" a.k.a. "Sinyal" is a 2013 short horror thriller film written and directed by Lutfu Emre Cicek.
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Signal is a fictional character from the 2013 film Sinyal.
Phrases with Signal
Phrases starting with the word Signal:
Phrases ending with the word Signal:
- Busy Signal
- Gang signal
- time signal
- turn signal
- False Signal
- input signal
- Mixed Signal
- radio signal
- Smoke signal
- storm signal
- Analog signal
- output signal
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Signal
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An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate American Railway Signals, Their Parts, Attachments and Details of Construction, with Descriptions of Methods of Operation and Some Illustrations of British Signals and Practice by Railway Signal Association, Braman Blanchard Adams, Rodney Hitt, Arthur David Cloud, Harold Hoyt Simmons
A "slow-board" is a fixed signal, but the signal engineer scarcely gives it a thought. On the other hand, automatic bells at highway crossings logically do not come under the head of railway signals, for they do not directly affect the movement of ...
Perl Developer's Dictionary (2002)
by Clinton Pierce
Signal Handling To set up a connectionless server, the server must still call socket and bind. However, it's not necessary to call listen or accept. Instead, a call to recv will begin waiting for data to be sent. To set up a connectionless client , the ...
Acoustic Signal. Processing. Acoustics is the science of sound, including its production, transmission, and reception. Sound itself is the propagation of mechanical energy in a material medium. As such, it can carry information. Acoustic signal ...
Significant fMRI signal intensity differences and similarities overlaid onto an average anatomical MRI scan. The hot color scale (coded for t-value) indicates regional signal increases during deep pain and either decreases or does not ...
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A Visit to Batavia
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A Caltrain station and enterprising photographer are reflected in the red glass of a crossing signal near Mountain View, CA.
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- Crossing Signal
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- Strong Signal
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- Five-eye signal
Traffic signal with five eyes
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- Signal, building
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- Under a signal
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Video language resources about Signal
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- A brief explanation of how a servo responds to a signal
Kyle from ServoCity explains a little about servos and how the various types respond to a PWM signal.
- PWM signal explanation
Explaining how to get desired period of PWM signal generated by Leaflabs Microcontroller, for Victor 883 Motor Driver.
- WiFi Antenna dBi and Measurements Tutorial - Learn the Terminology for Wireless Signal Patterns
Tutorial explains what dBi means and how to understand what your WiFi antenna is doing just by reading the description about it. KNowing this information will ...
- Signal Meaning
Video shows what signal means. A sign made to give notice of some occurrence, command, or danger, or to indicate the start of a concerted action.. An on-off ...
- BONUS SIGNAL EXPLANATION
- The Deeper Definition of Brand & How it's Like the Bat Signal
- Federal Signal 3T22 Tornado Siren---Solenoid Flasher Explanation
Here's a video showing some of the workings of the flasher mechanism in an RC6a control box for a 3T22a tornado siren.
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Signal generators
- Explanation of new Highway 280 signal
WIAT 42 News.
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Microwave or small signal diodes
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Signal posts
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Video signal coding machines
- Unknown language and origin signal on Shortwave 16550 Khz USB
Unidentified conversation on 16 mhz December 11th 2015 at 2130 UT.
- SPL De-Verb Preset: Less Room- more direct signal
- Sat Buddy signal meter description
- Signal or Sign - The Difference - ESL British English Pronunciation
- The Santa Signal - Quick Description
- Dog Body Language: Shake Off Calming Signal
The 2 Golden Retrievers are playing but one gets a little intense as you'll see when he grabs the others neck. The one who was grabbed stops playing and ...
- Loss of signal description
- Hanoikids at VFV: "Kids" were learning singing a song in signal language
- Federal Signal STL10R (read description)
- The Key to Understanding Social Signal is Balancing Language and Behavior
- 06 12 2013 USE OF INTEMPERATE LANGUAGE IS A BAD SIGNAL
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Scrabble value of S1I1G2N1A1L1
The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of SIGNAL
What do you get if you rearrange the letters?
- G S ANIL
- G. S. ANIL
- LISA NG
- S. LAING
- SAN GIL
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