Meaning of DIAL in English

DIAL

n.

Function: verb

Inflected Form: di · aled or di · alled ; di · al · ing or di · al · ling

Date: 1653

transitive verb

1 : to measure with a dial

2 a : to manipulate a device (as a dial) so as to operate, regulate, or select < dial your favorite program> < dial ed the wrong number> b : CALL 1M(1) < dial ed the office>

intransitive verb

1 : to manipulate a dial

2 : to make a telephone call or connection

– di · al · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.