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signal1 British & World English

A gesture, action, or sound that is used to convey information or instructions, typically by prearrangement between the parties concerned

signal2 British & World English

Striking in extent, seriousness, or importance; outstanding

busy signal British & World English

North American term for engaged tone.

fog signal British & World English

A small explosive charge which can be placed on a railway line in fog to be set off by the train as a signal to the driver

signal box British & World English

A building beside a railway track from which signals, points, and other equipment are controlled

time signal British & World English

An audible signal indicating the exact time of day, especially one broadcast by radio at certain times

turn signal British & World English

An indicator on a vehicle

home signal British & World English

A railway signal controlling entry to the immediate section of the line

danger signal British & World English

A railway signal indicating that the line is not clear and instructing the driver to halt

signal-caller British & World English

A player who signals the next play or formation to other team members

storm signal British & World English

A lamp, flag, or other device used to give a visible warning of an approaching storm

smoke signal British & World English

A column of smoke used as a way of conveying a message to a distant person

distant signal British & World English

A railway signal giving a warning of the condition of the next home signal

distress signal British & World English

A signal from a ship or aircraft that is in danger

signal-to-noise ratio British & World English

The ratio of the strength of an electrical or other signal carrying information to that of unwanted interference

call sign British & World English

A message, code, or tune that is broadcast by radio to identify the broadcaster or transmitter

call signal in call sign British & World English

A message, code, or tune that is broadcast by radio to identify the broadcaster or transmitter

signal tower in signal box British & World English

A building beside a railway track from which signals, points, and other equipment are controlled

danger sign in danger signal British & World English

An indication that a bad or dangerous situation is likely to develop

engaged tone British & World English

A sound indicating that a telephone line is engaged

engaged signal in engaged tone British & World English

A sound indicating that a telephone line is engaged

traffic lights British & World English

A set of automatically operated coloured lights, typically red, amber, and green, for controlling traffic at road junctions, pedestrian crossings, and roundabouts

traffic signal in traffic lights British & World English

A set of automatically operated coloured lights, typically red, amber, and green, for controlling traffic at road junctions, pedestrian crossings, and roundabouts

signal1 English Thesaurus

the policeman raised his hand as a signal to stop

signal2 English Thesaurus

although a signal failure, the campaign produced one benefit for the Allies

signal English-Spanish

señal f

busy signal English-Spanish

tono, señal

hand signal English-Spanish

seña fhecha con la mano

time signal English-Spanish

señal f horaria

turn signal English-Spanish

intermitente

signal box English-Spanish

garita f de señales

starting signal English-Spanish

señal, pistoletazo

to signal (to sb) English-Spanish

hacer(le)* señas/una seña (a algn)


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