What does signify mean?

Definitions for signifyˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mean, intend, signify, stand for(verb)

    denote or connote

    "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

  2. signify(verb)

    convey or express a meaning

    "These words mean nothing to me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"

  3. signify(verb)

    make known with a word or signal

    "He signified his wish to pay the bill for our meal"

Wiktionary

  1. signify(Verb)

    To give (something) a meaning or an importance.

  2. signify(Verb)

    To show oneu2019s intentions with a sign etc.

  3. signify(Verb)

    To mean; to betoken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Signify(noun)

    to show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as words, gestures, signals, or the like; to announce; to make known; to declare; to express; as, a signified his desire to be present

  2. Signify(noun)

    to mean; to import; to denote; to betoken

Freebase

  1. Signify

    Signify is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. It was released in September 1996 and later re-released in 2003 with a second disc of demos, which had previously been released on the b-side cassette tape Insignificance, and a third time, on vinyl, on 9 May 2011. It was the first album that frontman Steven Wilson recorded with the band on board from the beginning; previous albums had been essentially solo efforts with occasional help from other musicians.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Signify

    sig′ni-fī, v.t. to make known by a sign or by words: to mean: to indicate or declare: to have consequence.—v.i. to be of consequence:—pa.t. and pa.p. sig′nifīed.adj. Sig′nifiable, that may be signified or represented by symbols.—n. Signif′icance, that which is signified: meaning: importance: moment—also Signif′icancy.—adj. Signif′icant, signifying: expressive of something: standing as a sign.—adv. Signif′icantly.—ns. Signif′icate, in logic, one of several things signified by a common term; Significā′tion, act of signifying: that which is signified: meaning.—adj. Signif′icātive, signifying: denoting by a sign: having meaning: expressive.—adv. Signif′icātively, in a significative manner: so as to betoken by an external sign.—ns. Signif′icātiveness, the quality of being significative; Signif′icātor, one who signifies: (astrol.) a planet ruling a house.—adj. Signif′icatory. [L. significāre, -ātum, signum, a sign, facĕre, to make.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of signify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of signify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tolbert Nyenswah:

    Today signifies a very great day for our country. When the news was bad, we reported it. We stand here today to signify good news.

  2. Tolbert Nyenswah:

    Today signifies a very great day for our country. When the news was bad, we reported the bad news. We stand here today to signify good news.

  3. Mohandas Ghandi:

    Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves.

  4. Andrew Block:

    A fine watch can signify an achievement, like branching out on your own, graduating university, or getting your first job, it can mark a new stage in your life.

  5. Michael Robinet:

    The fact that they're showing in Detroit doesn't really signify that they're coming soon, they're showcasing that they're in the game, looking to expand beyond the home market.

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