Signal Sig"nal, n. [F., fr. LL. signale, fr. L. signum. See {Sign}, n.] 1. A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action. [1913 Webster]

All obeyed The wonted signal and superior voice Of this great potentate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign. [1913 Webster]

The weary sun . . . Gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There was not the least signal of the calamity to be seen. --De Foc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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