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signal

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 an object intended to give public notice or warning
  • stop signs are signals for vehicles to come to a full stop—not suggestions for slowing down, as some drivers seem to think

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2 a movement of the body or limbs that expresses or emphasizes an idea or feeling
  • quietly waiting for the signal to advance

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signal

verb

Synonyms of signal (Entry 2 of 3)

to direct or notify by a movement or gesture
  • signaled the oncoming traffic to stop while the wrecked car was being towed away

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signal

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of signal (Entry 3 of 3)

standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement
  • the Louisiana Purchase is cited by many historians as one of the most signal events in American history

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The first known use of signal was in the 15th century

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“Signal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/signal. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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