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Definition of the verb signify
What does signify mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: signified
- denote or connote
- convey or express a meaning
- make known with a word or signal
Alternative definition of the verb signify
- To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
- To show one’s intentions with a sign etc.
Signify is a musical group.
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"Signify" is a composition.
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The Roman Law of Obligations (2014)
by Peter Birks
And, in the definition of obligation, what the words secundum nostrae civitatis iura signify is that for the purposes of legal study the only obligations which come into view are those recognised by law of the state. That tells us nothing about the ...
Labor and Desire (2000)
Women's Revolutionary Fiction in Depression America by Paula Rabinowitz
signify is a looming contradiction because a form cannot be found to narrate the combination effectively. Hence the framed narrative, in which the now-educated, politically active, ...
by Rodd, Jillian
What eruptions of discord, disharmony and conflict signify is the breakdown of communication and interpersonal relationships in the team.
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
Of this kind is tshfi,7 an arrow, which from the straight course of an arrow, was used to signify direct, right, a •word spoken, directly to the point ; and hence when combined with khoi,' a mouth, it forms </iee,' knowledge; of which more hereafter.
A dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)
by George Milbry Gould
Mon- is employed as a prefix to signify one. Nitro- indicates the group N02. Pent- is applied as a prefix to signify Jive, per- denotes in a rather vague sense an indefinitely large amount of the body to which it is prefixed, or to which it is referred.
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
which from being originally used to denote order, command, was at length applied to signify the thing ordered or appointed, as shee-ling, the various parts of time ordered or appointed, that is, the months of the year. Of this kind is tshee," an ...
Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions-- by George Milbry Gould
Di- is applied as a prefix to signify two. Im- indicates the group NH. Ket- indicates the molecule CO in certain structural relations. Mon- is employed as a prefix to signify one. N<tro- indicates the group NOg. Pent- is applied as a prefix to signify ...
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Quotes about Signify
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open? (Seneca)
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Scrabble value of S1I1G2N1I1F4Y4
The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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