from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To denote; mean.
- transitive v. To make known, as with a sign or word: signify one's intent.
- intransitive v. To have meaning or importance. See Synonyms at count1.
- intransitive v. Slang To exchange humorous insults in a verbal game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
- v. To show one’s intentions with a sign etc.
- v. To mean; to betoken.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To mean; to import; to denote; to betoken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be a sign or token of (a fact or pretended fact); represent or suggest, either naturally or conventionally; betoken; mean.
- To import, in the Paracelsian sense. See signature, 2.
- To import relatively; have the purport or bearing of; matter in regard to (something expressed or implied): as, that signifies little or nothing to us; it signifies much.
- To make known by signs, speech, or action; communicate; give notice of; announce; declare.
- To exhibit as a sign or representation; make as a similitude.
- Synonyms To manifest, intimate, denote, imply, indicate.
- To have import or meaning; be of consequence; matter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. denote or connote
- v. make known with a word or signal
- v. convey or express a meaning
Not only does the term signify full recognition of nursing's human foundation and meaning but it also points the direction for nursing's necessary development.
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Alexandria makes the term signify in Syria, impudent, thieving, wicked.
Removing these monuments would signify is a clear aggression against Russian sentiment.
What these developments signify is that with respect to competition policy Canada has some considerable yardage to make up.
So rapid is this movement that "quick as a wink" is a common phrase to signify speed, and the German word for "an instant" is ein Augenblick ( "an eyewink").
Where was Mount Calvary, and what does the name signify?
In no single one of them does the expression signify the community or the congregation taken in a distinctly democratic sense, by which emphasis would be laid on the self-government of the faithful.
We are associates in business; business of a most important -- But what does that term signify to you, my precious ladybird?
The three elements composing his name signify "the mighty one of the great dwelling-place," but it is, again, an open question whether this is a mere play upon the character of the god, as in the name of Ea (according to one of the interpretations above suggested), or whether it is an ideographic form of the name.