What does signifying mean?

Definitions for signifyingˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ɪŋ

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Signifying

    of Signify


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of signifying in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of signifying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying Nothing.

  3. William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, Scene V (MacBeth):

    Life is but a walking Shadow, a poor Player That struts and frets his Hour upon the Stage, And then is heard no more; It is a tall Tale, Told by an Idiot, full of Sound and Fury, Signifying nothing."

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Of course, those who hope Judge Gorsuch will rule in their favor on particular issues once he's confirmed would have trouble identifying clear showings of support too, that seems to be par for the course for contemporary Supreme Court confirmation hearings -- lots of sound and fury, but ultimately signifying very, very little.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is always what you make of it, although it's often full of surprises and unexpected twists. Playwright William Shakespeare wrote that Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. In actuality, your life is a story written by no one else but you; and it's always up to you to make it interesting, worthwhile, and wonderful.

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