What does signify mean?

Definitions for signify
ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪsig·ni·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mean, intend, signify, stand forverb

    denote or connote

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

  2. signifyverb

    convey or express a meaning

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

  3. signifyverb

    make known with a word or signal

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

Wiktionary

  1. signifyverb

    To give (something) a meaning or an importance.

  2. signifyverb

    To show one's intentions with a sign etc.

  3. signifyverb

    To mean; to betoken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Signifynoun

    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. Signifynoun

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. signify

    To express a meaning.

    The people's behaviour does signify the creation of a sustainable world based on love, peace, balance, harmony, truth and a society that works for the benefit of everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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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

Examples of signify in a Sentence

  1. Shawna Glynn:

    She just rang the bell to signify that she has completed her treatment this past Monday.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The Claim does not signify Truth And the Truth does not mean Claim

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    To be rich or to be poor, that is the question." Hunger or homelessness can signify poverty and so can mental or emotional deficiency. Hunger or homelessness are lethal physical hazards, if they bear the taint of starvation or hypothermia. Mental or emotional deficiencies are inexorable perils, if they are stained by the black mark of depression or hopelessness. The magic antidote in any circumstances is seeing the bright side of things, possibly "with a little help". ( "Homeless down in the corner" )

  4. Barack Obama:

    As I said on Friday, I think it doesn't solve all our problems, but what it does is signify a sense of empathy and recognition that I think is always the start of progress.

  5. Bill Maher:

    Woke -- I don't remember the day the term was born, although I hear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, ‘ Only old people use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now. ’ Well, you gave it to us. Like five years ago. So sorry we didn't get the memo, in its best sense, if we're talking about being aware of things we should have always been aware of more, reckonings that we've had … but there's a reason why the term ‘ woke ’ has come to signify going too far. And doing things that don't make sense.

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