What does denote mean?

Definitions for denotedɪˈnoʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denote(verb)

    be a sign or indication of

    "Her smile denoted that she agreed"

  2. denote, refer(verb)

    have as a meaning

    "`multi-' denotes `many' "

  3. announce, denote(verb)

    make known; make an announcement

    "She denoted her feelings clearly"


  1. denote(Verb)

    To indicate; to mark.

    The yellow blazes denote the trail.

  2. denote(Verb)

    To make overt.

    The tears denoted her true feelings.

  3. denote(Verb)

    To refer to literally; to convey meaning.

    "Pre-" denotes "before."

  4. Origin: From denoter, from denotare; de- "complete" and notare "to mark (out)"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denote(verb)

    to mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour

  2. Denote(verb)

    to be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean

  3. Origin: [L. denotare; de- + notare to mark, nota mark, sign, note: cf. F. dnoter. See Note.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Denote

    dē-nōt′, v.t. to note or mark off: to indicate by a sign: to signify or mean: (log.) to indicate the objects comprehended in a class.—adj. Denō′table.—n. Denotā′tion, that which a word names or indicates, in contradistinction to that which it connotes or signifies.—adj. Denō′tative.—adv. Denō′tatively.—n. Denōte′ment (Shak.), a sign or indication. [Fr.,—L. denotāre, -ātumde, inten., and notāre, to mark—nota, a mark or sign.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denote in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Minna Thomas Antrim:

    Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.

Images & Illustrations of denote

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Translations for denote

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • دلArabic
  • издавам, означавам, показвамBulgarian
  • kennzeichnen, bedeuten, preisgeben, offenlegen, offenbaren, markieren, aufdeckenGerman
  • significar, señalar, denotar, marcar, revelarSpanish
  • نشان دادن, فاش کردنPersian
  • osoittaa, ilmaista, tarkoittaa, paljastaa, merkitäFinnish
  • dénoterFrench
  • significare, indicare, rivelareItalian
  • aangeven, betekenen, aanduidenDutch
  • angiNorwegian
  • различать, символизировать, отмечать, указывать, обозначать, свидетельствовать, значить, отличать, означать, показыватьRussian
  • gTurkish
  • chứng tỏVietnamese
  • 表示Chinese

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