Simple Definition of denote
of a word : to have (something) as a meaning : to mean (something)
: to show, mark, or be a sign of (something)
Full Definition of denote
1 : to serve as an indication of : betoken <the swollen bellies that denote starvation>
2 : to serve as an arbitrary mark for <red flares denoting danger>
3 : to make known : announce <his crestfallen look denoted his distress>
Examples of denote
The word “derby” can denote a horse race or a kind of hat.
Her death denoted the end of an era.
Origin of denote
Middle French denoter, from Latin denotare, from de- + notare to note
First Known Use: 1562
Rhymes with denote
afloat, airboat, banknote, bareboat, bluecoat, blue note, box coat, bumboat, capote, car coat, catboat, C-note, compote, connote, coyote, cutthroat, deep throat, demote, devote, dovecote, dreamboat, eighth note, emote, endnote, fireboat, fistnote, flatboat, foldboat, footnote, frock coat, gemot, grace note, greatcoat, gunboat, half note, headnote, Hohhot, houseboat, housecoat, iceboat, johnboat, keelboat, keynote, lab coat, lifeboat, longboat, mash note, one-note, peacoat, pigboat, promote, Q-boat, raincoat, Rajkot, redcoat, remote, rowboat, sack coat, sailboat, sauceboat, scapegoat, seed coat, shape note, sheepcote, showboat, sore throat, speedboat, steamboat, stoneboat, straw vote, strep throat, Sukkoth, surcoat, surfboat, swan boat, tailcoat, topcoat, towboat, trench coat, tugboat, turncoat, U-boat, unquote, wainscot, whaleboat, whitethroat, whole note, woodnote, workboat
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