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Definitions of signify

  1. To show by a sign, mark, or token; make known; to declare; as, to signify one's consent; to denote; to mean. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To make known by a sign or by words: to mean: to indicate or declare: to have consequence:-pa.t. and pa.p. signified. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To make known; mean; have consequence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To make known by signs or words; betoken in any way. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To amount to; matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To be of consequence or importance; to matter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To make known either by signs or words; to declare; to mean; to import; to matter; to make known. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Signifying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as words, gestures, signals, or the like; to announce; to make known; to declare; to express; as, a signified his desire to be present. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To mean; to import; to denote; to betoken. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Signification. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Signified. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for signify

  1. Can it signify affairs are bad with my husband in the city? – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. A murmur ran round among the people, to signify that we would obey the captain's orders. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
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