Meaning of SIGNAL in English

SIGNAL

Function: verb

Inflected Form: sig · naled or sig · nalled ; sig · nal · ing or sig · nal · ling \ -n ə -li ŋ \

Date: 1805

transitive verb

1 : to notify by a signal < signal the fleet to turn back>

2 a : to communicate or indicate by or as if by signals < signal ed the end of an era> b : to constitute a characteristic feature of (a meaningful linguistic form)

intransitive verb : to make or send a signal

– sig · nal · er or sig · nal · ler noun

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