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Synonyms for signal
ˈsɪg nlsig·nal

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Wiktionary

  1. signalnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. signal, signaling, signnoun

    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. signalnoun

    any incitement to action

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

    Synonyms:
    sign, signaling

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  3. signaladjective

    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. signalverb

    notably out of the ordinary

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

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive

  5. sign, signal, signalize, signaliseverb

    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, signalverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. signalnoun

    Synonyms:
    token, mark, indication, SIGN, beacon

  2. signaladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. signaladjective

    Synonyms:
    memorable, remarkable, noticeable, notable

  2. signalnoun

    Synonyms:
    sign, ensign, beacon

    Associated words:
    pharology

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How to use signal in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    The repudiation of the TPP would neuter the U.S. presidency for the next 19?months, it would reinforce global concerns that the vicissitudes of domestic politics are increasingly rendering the United States a less reliable ally ... it would signal a lack of U.S. commitment to Asia at a time when China is flexing its muscles.

  2. John Kasich:

    The only reason I said what I said is I've had so many Democrats walk up to me and say, 'Hey, we like you, we hope you're going to be the Republican. We're not going to vote for you in the fall. But, you know, we think you make a lot of sense,' look, I'm in a Republican primary. But whoever's going to like me, I consider that to be a good thing. It shows my ability perhaps to reassemble that Reagan coalition -- those blue collar Democrats. That's what my father was, so I think I might send a signal out that it's safe if you're a Democrat and you're a conservative to look at a Republican.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    They've reached a plea deal with a proven liar and( are) sending a signal to the world : If you tell us what you want to hear you get a nice big deal.

  4. Mike Parson:

    By signing House Bill 126 today, we are sending a strong signal to the nation that, in Missouri, we stand for life, protect women's health, and advocate for the unborn, all life has a value and is worth protecting.

  5. Andrew Schwartz:

    Ultimately, what's happening right now in terms of climate change with our precipitation here on the summit is that we're actually seeing increasing precipitation, but the difference is we're seeing a reduction in snowfall and an increase in rain, so that matches our warming signal ; with that warming, we have actually moved away from some of our snowfall.


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