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Definition of Signal


  1. A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action.
  2. A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
  3. Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.
  4. Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.
  5. To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.
  6. To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.

Signal Quotations

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Napoleon Hill

Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
William Throsby Bridges

Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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Signal Translations

signal in Afrikaans is teken
signal in Danish is tegn
signal in Dutch is een sein geven, seinen
signal in Finnish is merkki
signal in French is signal, signalons, signalez, signe, signaler
signal in German is Zeichen, Signal
signal in Italian is segnale
signal in Portuguese is sinal, aceno

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