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Synonyms for signal
ˈsɪg nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. signal, signaling, sign(noun)

    any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

    "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

    Synonyms:
    augury, signaling, house, sign, foretoken, planetary house, signboard, sign of the zodiac, preindication, mansion, mark, star sign, polarity

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  2. signal(noun)

    any incitement to action

    "he awaited the signal to start"; "the victory was a signal for wild celebration"

    Synonyms:
    sign, signaling

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  3. signal(adj)

    an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes

    Synonyms:
    sign, signaling

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  4. signal(verb)

    notably out of the ordinary

    "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  5. sign, signal, signalize, signalise(verb)

    communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

    "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"

    Synonyms:
    sign, bespeak, indicate, point out, betoken, call attention, bless, signalize, subscribe, signalise, contract, sign on, distinguish, ratify, point, sign up

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  6. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)

    be a signal for or a symptom of

    "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

    Synonyms:
    predict, augur, foreshadow, taper, call for, prognosticate, place, suggest, betoken, show, head, guide, request, foretell, maneuver, auspicate, signalise, point, channelize, level, indicate, channelise, sign, steer, quest, manoeuver, signalize, aim, designate, manoeuvre, portend, direct, bode, charge, luff, presage, repoint, argue, bespeak, target, orient, omen, forecast, sharpen, prefigure

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

Wiktionary

  1. signal(noun)

    Useful information.

    Antonyms:
    noise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. signal

    A sign (Latin signum) is any distinctive mark by which a thing may be recognized or its presence known, and may be intentional or accidental, natural or artificial, suggestive, descriptive, or wholly arbitrary; thus, a blush may be a sign of shame; the footprint of an animal is a sign that it has passed; the sign of a business house now usually declares what is done or kept within, but formerly might be an object having no connection with the business, as "the sign of the trout;" the letters of the alphabet are signs of certain sounds. While a sign may be involuntary, and even unconscious, a signal is always voluntary, and is usually concerted; a ship may show signs of distress to the casual observer, but signals of distress are a distinct appeal for aid. A symptom is a vital phenomenon resulting from a diseased condition; in medical language a sign is an indication of any physical condition, whether morbid or healthy; thus, a hot skin and rapid pulse are symptoms of pneumonia; dulness of some portion of the lungs under percussion is one of the physical signs. Compare AUGUR; CHARACTERISTIC; EMBLEM.

    Synonyms:
    emblem, indication, manifestation, mark, note, omen, presage, prognostic, sign, symbol, symptom, token, type

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. signal

    Synonyms:
    eminent, conspicuous, remarkable, extraordinary, notable, memorable, illustrious, important, saline, distinguished

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, common, unnoticeable, mediocre, unmemorable, unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. signal(n.)

    Synonyms:
    token, mark, indication, SIGN, beacon

  2. signal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    eminent, memorable, extraordinary, remarkable, noted, conspicuous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. signal(a)

    Synonyms:
    memorable, remarkable, noticeable, notable

  2. signal(n)

    Synonyms:
    sign, ensign, beacon

    Associated words:
    pharology

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sign, message, signals, cue, signalling, indication, signs, mark, signaling, gesture, transmissions

How to pronounce signal?

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How to say signal in sign language?

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How to use signal in a sentence?

  1. Shelley Moore Capito:

    It is time to send a clear signal that across-the-board regulations from Washington are not the best way forward.

  2. Gary Shaw:

    These kinds of studies, they don’t nail down the specifics, they nail down the grand overarching view of something as a signal to look here. It’s not saying anything is good or bad here.

  3. Esther George:

    I don’t want to take too much signal from something that could turn out to be noise. I don’t want to overreact to short-term data that may not in the long term really turn out to be significant for that kind of decision.

  4. Fernando Maura:

    When you send out a signal of this kind, it could well be received by those who want to come to Europe.

  5. Caroline Kurtz:

    JTACs — they’re only going to use it for writing, so red lights are going to be best for them because they don’t want it to interfere with their night vision, but let’ssay the PJs,on the other hand — maybe they want one that has ultraviolet light so that blood is now visible, or maybe they want one with infrared so that they could signal to each other. So there are all these different options on the light spectrum that we can play on depending on the mission.


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