Definitions

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  • adj. Bearing signs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing signs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The zodiac.

Etymologies

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Latin, from signum sign + ferre to bear.

Examples

  • The word "signifer" seems to favour the reading I have preferred; and Dean Merivale and

    Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars

  • Arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus signifer, Dolly Varden trout Salvelinus alpinus malma and lake trout Salvelinus namaycush are common in the streams that flow into the Nahanni and Flat Rivers.

    Nahanni National Park Reserve, Canada

  • Fish fauna includes lake whitefish Coregonus commersoni, cutthroat trout Salmo clarki, rainbow trout S. gairdnerii, lake trout Salvelinus namaycush, bull trout Salvelinus confluentus and Arctic grayling Thymallus signifer.

    Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

  • Sic tanquam signifer constitutus Assyrios vna cum Anglico exercitu petijt, ac suum non sine laude pr鎠titit officiuin.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Only one witness ever come back to tell us it were the dragon for certain as ate 'em, or even was they ate, and that man was our signifer Drusus Llyr, what no one knew his parents was first cousins 'til it was too late, and he died stark bonkers that very night.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • _, 'Paene signifer Pisonianae coniurationis extitit.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • The final vowel of the stem of the first member of the compound often appears as ĭ where we should expect ŏ or ă; sometimes it is dropped altogether, and in case of consonant stems ĭ is often inserted; as, -- signifer, _standard-bearer_; tubicen, _trumpeter_; magnanimus, _high-minded_; mātricīda, _matricide_.

    New Latin Grammar

  • Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de poenis inferni, et de profundo lacu: libera eas de ore leonis, ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum: sed signifer sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lumen sanctam:

    The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book

  • Francisco Cellino Florentino, qui quod in teneris annis ad Ioannem Medicem ducem plures victorias retulit et signifer fuit, facile documentum dedit quantæ fortitudinis et consilii vir futurus erat, ni crudelis fati archibuso transfossus, quinto ætatis lustro jaceret, Benvenutus frater posuit.

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

  • The inscription ran thus: —“Francisco Cellino Florentino, qui quod in teneris annis ad Ioannem Medicem ducem plures victorias retulit et signifer fuit, facile documentum dedit quantæ fortitudinis et consilii vir futurus erat, ni crudelis fati archibuso transfossus, quinto ætatis lustro jaceret, Benvenutus frater posuit.

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