Semaphore

  • 1 Semaphore — may be:Optical telegraph systems: * Semaphore line, a system of long distance communication based on towers with moving arms * Flag semaphore system * Railway semaphore signal for railroad traffic control Other: * Semaphore (band), London based… …

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  • 2 sémaphore — [ semafɔr ] n. m. • 1812; du gr. sêma « signe » et phore 1 ♦ Poste établi sur le littoral et grâce auquel on peut communiquer par signaux optiques avec les navires. ⇒ télégraphe (aérien). 2 ♦ Dispositif (mât muni d un bras mobile) qui indique si… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Semaphore — Sémaphore Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 4 semaphore — [sem′ə fôr΄] n. [Fr sémaphore < Gr sēma, sign (see SEMANTIC) + phoros: see PHORE] 1. any apparatus for signaling, as the arrangement of lights, flags, and mechanical arms on railroads 2. a system of signaling by the use of two flags, one held… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 semaphore — ► NOUN 1) a system of sending messages by holding the arms or two flags or poles in certain positions according to an alphabetic code. 2) an apparatus for signalling in this way, consisting of an upright with movable parts. ► VERB ▪ send by… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 semaphore — apparatus for signaling, 1816, probably from Fr. sémaphore, lit. a bearer of signals, ultimately from Gk. sema sign, signal + phoros bearer, from pherein to carry (see INFER (Cf. infer)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Semaphore — Sem a*phore, n. [Gr. sh^ma a sign + fe rein to bear: cf. F. s[ e]maphore.] A signal telegraph; an apparatus for giving signals by the disposition of lanterns, flags, oscillating arms, etc. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Semaphore — Semaphore, bedeutender Hafenplatz im britischaustral. Staat Südaustralien, am St. Vincent Golf, mit Adelaide durch Eisenbahn verbunden und mit (1901) über 8000 Einw …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Semaphore — Semaphore, griech. frz. = Zeichenträger, der Zeichentelegraph …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 semaphore — index indicator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 Sémaphore — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Sémaphore », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le sémaphore est un moyen de communication… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 12 semaphore — semaphoric /sem euh fawr ik, for /, semaphorical, adj. semaphorically, adv. /sem euh fawr , fohr /, n., v., semaphored, semaphoring. n. 1. an apparatus for conveying information by means of visual signals, as a light whose position may be changed …

    Universalium

  • 13 sémaphore — ● n. m. ou adj. ● 1. ►SYSTM Si sem op est différent de 0, et si sem flg & IPC NOWAIT est faux, sem op incrémente sem zcnt et suspend le processus appelant jusqu à ce que ce soit sem val qui devienne nul, auquel cas sem zcnt est décrémenté, ou… …

    Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • 14 semaphore — noun 1》 a system of sending messages by holding the arms or two flags or poles in certain positions according to an alphabetic code. 2》 an apparatus for signalling in this way, consisting of an upright with movable parts. verb send by semaphore… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 semaphore — I. noun Etymology: Greek sēma sign, signal + International Scientific Vocabulary phore Date: 1816 1. an apparatus for visual signaling (as by the position of one or more movable arms) 2. a system of visual signaling by two flags held one in each… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 semaphore — Synonyms and related words: Roman candle, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, balefire, beacon, beacon fire, bell, bell buoy, blinker, blue peter, buoy, caution light, flare, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn, glance, go light, gong… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 semaphore — /ˈsɛməfɔ / (say semuhfaw) noun 1. an apparatus for conveying information by means of signals. 2. a system of signalling by hand, in which a flag is held in each hand at arm s length in various positions. –verb (semaphored, semaphoring) –verb (t)… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 Semaphore — Ein Semaphor (sächlich oder männlich, in Österreich nur männlich, von griechisch σεμα sema „Zeichen“ und φερειν pherein „tragen“) ist allgemein ein Signalmast oder ein Winksignal. Weitere Bedeutungen: Optischer Telegraf, ein optisches Signal zur… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 19 semaphore — 1. noun /ˈsɛm.əˌfɔː(ɹ)/ a) Any visual signaling system with flags, lights, or mechanically moving arms. b) A visual system for transmitting information by means of two flags that are held one in each hand, using an alphabetic and numeric code… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 SEMAPHORE —    a name applied to the mechanism employed for telegraphing purposes prior to the discovery of the electric telegraph; invented in 1767 by Richard Edgeworth, but first extensively used by the French in 1794, and afterwards adopted by the… …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia