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Adjective
Striking in extent, seriousness, or importance; outstanding
“You can understand why I would have assumed it was Jeffrey Hudson, but all this is a signal lesson as to why you shouldn't jump to such obvious conclusions and look for alternative explanations.”
Noun
A gesture, action, or sound that is used to convey information or instructions, typically by prearrangement between the parties concerned
“Several days later, spotting the crow's nest of the ship over the headland of Cape Evans, they lit a fire as a signal for the ship to steam back and pick them up.”
Noun
An indication of a situation
“Education Leeds assistant chief executive Roland Absalom said it was a clear signal that the situation was improving.”
Noun
An event or statement that provides the impulse for an occurrence
“When Sheffield saw a player dismissed for two yellow card offences it was the signal for Vale to press forward again.”
Noun
An object intended to give public notice or warning
Verb
To direct or notify by a movement or gesture
“It's as if we are waiting for a starting gun to signal us to go.”
Verb
To indicate
“In the third frame, the two clubs combined for four goals before the horn sounded to signal the end of the game.”
Verb
To indicate
“The siren signalled the end of play.”
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