from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that announces, especially an electrical signaling device used in hotels or offices to indicate the sources of calls on a switchboard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anything that announces something
- n. A signalling device that shows which of several electrical circuits is active, especially such a device in a telephone switchboard
- n. A buzzer in a UK signal box, that sounds when a train activates a treadle positioned on the track. Provides a warning or announcement of a nearby train.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who announces. Specifically: An officer in the church of Constantinople, whose business it was to inform the people of the festivals to be celebrated.
- n. An indicator (as in a hotel) which designates the room where attendance is wanted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which announces; an announcer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active (as on a telephone switchboard)
Just the moment before the head of the locomotive rammed that seemingly immovable barrier at the end of the siding there flashed into the air from Tom's annunciator the code word agreed upon announcing a wreck, and the number of the sector on which the electric locomotive was then running.
Instead of watching the live feed of Prime Minister's Questions on a Wednesday on our "annunciator" i.e.
"By this time the 'annunciator' had grown to formidable dimensions.
"There's not an annunciator; there's not an alarm window or a computer print out that says, 'I've experienced a core meltdown.'"
She wound her way around the cabinets, the plastic-draped consoles with silent dials, some scavenged for use elsewhere, leaving gaping holes in annunciator panels.
The doorknocker for Jasperwood is a commanding annunciator; even a Girl Scout sounds like the Gestapo.
A red light at the top of the chief pilot's board blinked rapidly and the annunciator panel glowed with a message: MAIN ENGINES: NOT MANNED.
And now indeed the office was alive with hustle and bustle, annunciator bells, strident commands.
All this was the only reality ... the hustle, the bustle, the annunciator bells, the muted commands, the quick filling of his office with so many awed faces.
The synthesized voice over the annunciator instructs us to return to our posts and re-commence our attack.