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  • 1 Signify — Álbum de Porcupine Tree Publicación Septiembre de 1996 Grabación 1996 Género(s) Rock progresivo Duración …

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  • 2 Signify — Sig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Signified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Signifying}.] [F. signifier, L. significare; signum a sign + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Sign}, n., and { fy}.] 1. To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 signify — [sig′nə fī΄] vt. signified, signifying [ME signifien < OFr signifier < L significare < signum, a SIGN + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to be a sign or indication of; mean [the rags that signify their poverty] 2. to show or make known, as by a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 signify — mid 13c., from O.Fr. signifier (12c.), from L. significare to show by signs, mean, signify, from significus (adj.), from signum sign (see SIGN (Cf. sign) (n.)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Intrans. sense of to be of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 signify — [v1] mean, indicate add up to, announce, bear, be a sign of, bespeak, betoken, carry, communicate, connote, convey, denote, disclose, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, flash, imply, import, insinuate, intend, intimate, manifest, matter, portend …

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  • 6 signify — ► VERB (signifies, signfied) 1) be an indication of. 2) be a symbol of; have as meaning. 3) indicate or declare (a feeling or intention). 4) be of importance: the locked door doesn t necessarily signify. DERIVATIVES significatio …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 signify — I (denote) verb betoken, connotate, connote, delineate, demonstrate, depict, evidence, evince, exemplify, hint, illustrate, imply, indicate, insinuates, intimate, manifest, mark, mean, point out, portray, purport, represent, reveal, show, stand… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 signify — *import, *mean, denote Analogous words: convey, *carry, bear: *denote, connote: imply, *suggest …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Signify — Infobox Album | Name = Signify Type = Album Artist = Porcupine Tree Caption = Cover art by John Blackford Released = September, 1996 Recorded = 1996 Genre = Progressive rock Length = 61:56 Label = Delerium Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5… …

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  • 10 signify — sig|ni|fy [ˈsıgnıfaı] v past tense and past participle signified present participle signifying third person singular signifies [not in progressive] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: signifier, from Latin significare, from signum; SIGN1] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 signify — verb (not in progressive) 1 (T) to represent, mean, or be a sign of something: Some tribes use special facial markings to signify status. | signify that: Recent changes in climate may signify that global warming is starting to have an effect. 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 signify */ — UK [ˈsɪɡnɪfaɪ] / US [ˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ] verb Word forms signify : present tense I/you/we/they signify he/she/it signifies present participle signifying past tense signified past participle signified 1) [transitive] to be a sign or symbol of something… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 signify — sig|ni|fy [ sıgnı,faı ] verb 1. ) transitive to be a sign or symbol of something: The stars on the American flag signify the fifty states. 2. ) transitive to mean something: What does the motto, Don t tread on me signify? 3. ) transitive to do… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 signify — verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English signifien, from Anglo French signifier, from Latin significare to indicate, signify, from signum sign Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to be a sign of ; mean b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 signify — verb Signify is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑word Signify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑beginning, ↑end …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 signify — v. (L) their statements signify that no action will be taken * * * [ sɪgnɪfaɪ] (L) their statements signify that no action will be taken …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 signify — [[t]sɪ̱gnɪfaɪ[/t]] signifies, signifying, signified 1) VERB If an event, a sign, or a symbol signifies something, it is a sign of that thing or represents that thing. [V n] The contrasting approaches to Europe signified a sharp difference between …

    English dictionary

  • 18 signify — verb 1) this signified a fundamental change Syn: be evidence of, be a sign of, mark, signal, mean, spell, be symptomatic of, herald, indicate; literary betoken 2) the egg signifies life Syn: mean, denote …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 signify — 1. in. to cause trouble for fun; to stir things up. (Black.) □ Why’s that dude signifying over there? □ What are all these cats signifying about anyway? 2. in. to try to look more important than one really is; to brag; to strut one’s stuff.… …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 20 signify — [ˈsɪgnɪˌfaɪ] verb [T] to mean something What does this symbol signify?[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English