signal

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
signal

Plural
signals

A green signal to tell cars to go
  1. A picture, or a light, or a movement of a hand, or other thing that tells people to do something.
    When I make this signal with my hand, everybody walk to the front of the room.
  2. A picture, or a light, or a movement of a hand, or something else that lets someone recognize another person, a ship, an airplane or something else.
    The sailor saw the signal on the other ship and so recognized it was the enemy.


Verb[change]

Plain form
signal

Third-person singular
signals

Past tense
signaled

Past participle
signaled

Present participle
signaling

Plain form
signal

Third-person singular
signals

Past tense
signalled

Past participle
signalled

Present participle
signalling

  1. (transitive) When someone or something signals to someone, they use a signal to tell the person something.
    The red light signals to the cars to stop.