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Synonyms for signal
ˈsɪg nlsig·nal

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. signalnoun

    Useful information.

    Antonyms:
    noise

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. signal

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 5 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. signalnoun

    Synonyms:
    token, mark, indication, SIGN, beacon

  2. signaladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  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. Bill Adams:

    I expect Federal Reserve to signal another half-percentage-point hike is likely at their next decision in June, and that additional hikes — probably no specifics on the number or magnitude — are coming in the second half of the year, federal Reserve wants short-term interest rates to get back to a level that is at least neutral -- meaning neither adding or subtracting to growth -- as fast as possible without causing turmoil in financial markets.

  2. Abdul Rahman:

    To put Abdul Rahman in jail would mean a lot of chaos.It would send a bad signal to [the] Uzbek community because of the conflicting political loyalties.

  3. Don Crawley:

    It was my first visit to this farmers land in Suffolk, after walking up an incline in the field, my Deus detector gave off a strong signal and within a short space of time I had recovered over 93 coins.

  4. Sam Stovall:

    We're still technically in a declining environment, and we have to get to an all-time high before we can give the all-clear signal.

  5. Warren Brown:

    I think he seemed to signal that the person who ultimately has responsibility for that is the van driver, who is coincidentally the next one up, Goodson.


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