- 1 (agreed sign, indication) señal (feminine) the busy signal (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Telecommunications/Telecomunicaciones] el tono or la señal de ocupado or (Spain/España) de comunicando wait till I give (you) the signal espera a que te dé la señal to send/receive a signal enviar*/recibir una señal to call the signals (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] llamar las señales, decir* la jugada I call the signals around here (American English/inglés norteamericano) aquí quien manda soy yo, aquí yo soy quien llevo la voz cantante (before noun/delante del nombre) signal flag bandera (feminine) de señalesMore example sentences
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- Jumping onto a table, Crush raised her hands in the air as a signal for her friends to stop they were doing; she watched as they obliged, halting their food war.
- Tired, grumpy, she waved her hand as a signal for me to come in.
- So we waited for either John our floor warden to let us know what we should do, or for an evacuation signal to sound.
- Education Leeds assistant chief executive Roland Absalom said it was a clear signal that the situation was improving.
- The data on rising earnings comes amid conflicting signals about the job situation for technology professionals in the United States.
- When the stressful situation ends, hormonal signals switch off the stress response and the body returns to normal.
- 2 [Railways/Ferrocarriles] señal (feminine)More example sentences
- At one point, we had to stop at an interlocking and the dispatcher couldn't clear the signal because of the train ahead.
- At the Hayward's Heath accident in 1973 the driver misread the signals and drove his loopline train on to the main line and it was struck from behind by an express.
- Mitchell said police had yet to determine whether the railway signals and gates were working at the time of the crash.
- 3 [Electronics/Electrónica] señal (feminine) a weak signal una señal débilMore example sentences
- Each cell has a base station that transmits and receives signals over just a small fraction of the frequencies to which the network operator has access.
- These chips feature an antenna to transmit and receive radio signals.
- The development of the electromagnet about 1837 provided the American Samuel F. B. Morse with a way to transmit and receive electric signals.
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.
vt ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)
- 1.1 (indicate) señalar her resignation signaled the end of an era su dimisión señaló or marcó el final de toda una épocaMore example sentences1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] she signaled a left turn señalizó or indicó que iba a doblar a la izquierda
More example sentences1.3 (gesture) (American English/inglés norteamericano) hacerle* señas/una seña a he signaled her for the check le hizo señas/una seña para que le trajera la cuenta
- Counselors need to understand that the sound of sirens may signal danger to them.
- She recognized the sound - it signalled a weapons lock-on.
- For the best part of a century, that clanging sound signalled the abrupt end of an English night out.
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- His report also states that the defendant vehicle signaled and turned left onto Orenda.
- That may lead to the issue of whether he was simply following this tractor trailer too closely or whether, in fact, if the tractor trailer wasn't signaling.
- It may be a split second of indecision at a roundabout, a moment's inattention while pulling out of a parking space, a failure to spot another driver signalling.
- Madoka's father must have handed the parking attendant a tip ahead of time with instructions to signal when Madoka and her mother arrived.
- Claire no sooner had entered the EMS station that the bell sounded, signaling that they were needed somewhere to help somebody.
- After what seemed like an eternity to Jalen, the hunting horn sounded, signaling in the hunt's end.
vi ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)
- 1.1 (gesture) to signal (
tosb) hacer(le)* señas/una seña (a algn) she signaled to us to leave nos hizo señas/una seña para que nos fuéramosto signal forsth he signaled for quiet hizo una seña para que la gente se callara 1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] señalizar*, poner* el intermitente or (Colombia, Mexico/Colombia, México) la direccional or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) el señalizador he turned right without signaling dobló a la derecha sin señalizar or sin poner el intermitente or (Colombia, Mexico/Colombia, México) la direccional or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) el señalizador she signaled for a right turn (American English/inglés norteamericano) señalizó que iba a doblar a la derecha
- (before noun/delante del nombre) [formal] [achievement/service] señalado, insigne, destacado; [characteristic] señalado, notable; [failure] rotundoMore example sentences
- Irony is of signal importance in English humour, in everything from radio comedy to literature.
- Although of signal importance in itself, even the characteristic dominance must be seen as a by-product of serum testosterone.
- It was not until near the end of Freud's life that he began to appreciate the signal importance of the infant's relationship with the mother.