Definitions for DIALˈdaɪ əl, daɪl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dial(noun)

    the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours

  2. dial(noun)

    the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning

  3. dial(noun)

    the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments

  4. dial, telephone dial(verb)

    a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called

  5. dial(verb)

    operate a dial to select a telephone number

    "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

  6. dial(verb)

    choose by means of a dial

    "dial a telephone number"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dial(Noun)

    A graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves to show a measurement (such as speed).

  2. dial(Noun)

    A clock face.

  3. dial(Noun)

    A sundial.

  4. dial(Noun)

    A panel on a radio etc showing wavelengths or channels; a knob that is turned to change the wavelength etc.

  5. dial(Noun)

    A disk with finger holes on a telephone; used to select the number to be called.

  6. dial(Noun)

    (old-fashioned) A person's face.

  7. dial(Verb)

    To measure or indicate something with a dial.

  8. dial(Verb)

    To control or select something with a dial

  9. dial(Verb)

    To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone.

  10. dial(Verb)

    To use a dial or a telephone.

  11. Origin: Its original meaning was 'sundial' and/or 'clock dial', from dialis, because of its use in telling the time of day.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Dial(noun)

    an instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical

  2. Dial(noun)

    the graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands

  3. Dial(noun)

    a miner's compass

  4. Dial(verb)

    to measure with a dial

  5. Dial(verb)

    to survey with a dial

  6. Origin: [LL. dialis daily, fr. L. dies day. See Deity.]

Anagrams of DIAL »

  1. laid

  2. Dail


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  • набирам, слънчев часовник, циферблат, телефонна шайба, показвам, отчитамBulgarian
  • ciferník, sluneční hodinyCzech
  • Zifferblatt, wählen, WählscheibeGerman
  • tronche, cadran, signaler, bouille, cadran solaire, composerFrench
  • comharraichScottish Gaelic
  • मिलानाHindi
  • ダイヤル, 文字盤, かける, 日時計Japanese
  • tarcza, wybrać, wykręcićPolish
  • discarPortuguese
  • набирать, циферблат, считывать, наборный диск, звонить, круговая шкала, диск, позвонить, набрать, считатьRussian
  • slå, solur, visareSwedish
  • bonyezaSwahili

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