from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To mark; indicate: a frown that denoted increasing impatience.
- transitive v. To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify: A flashing yellow light denotes caution.
- transitive v. To signify directly; refer to specifically.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To indicate; to mark.
- v. To make overt.
- v. To refer to literally; to convey meaning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out.
- transitive v. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark off from others; identify by a mark; designate; name; signify by a sign, especially a visible sign: as, the character × denotes multiplication. See connote.
- To be the sign or symptom of; show; indicate: as, a quick pulse denotes fever.
- Synonyms Note, Denote, Connote. See the definitions of these words.
- To betoken, imply.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be a sign or indication of
- v. have as a meaning
- v. make known; make an announcement
French dénoter, from Latin dēnotāre : dē-, de- + notāre, to mark; see connote.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French denoter, from Latin denotare; de- "complete" and notare "to mark (out)" (Wiktionary)