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Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
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  1. Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
  2. Something indicated as necessary or expedient:
  3. The act of indicating:
Prophetic or threatening significance:
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  1. Prophetic or threatening significance:
  2. An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
  3. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
Something that leads out of a perplexity; esp., a fact or object that helps to solve a problem or mystery
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  1. Something that leads out of a perplexity; esp., a fact or object that helps to solve a problem or mystery
Prognostication; portent:
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  1. Prognostication; portent:
  2. A thing or happening believed to foretell a future event, either good or evil; augury
A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
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  1. A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
  2. A sign of a future happening; a portent.
  3. A sign or indication of things to come; omen
A sign of something coming; an omen:
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  1. A sign of something coming; an omen:
  2. The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
  3. An omen; portent; indication
A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
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  1. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
  2. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
  3. A sign, indication, or symbol
A feeling that something, esp. of an unfortunate or evil nature, is about to take place; foreboding
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  1. A feeling that something, esp. of an unfortunate or evil nature, is about to take place; foreboding
  2. A premonition; a feeling that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen.
An inspired guess or presentiment.
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  1. An inspired guess or presentiment.
  2. A successful guess or intuitive perception
  3. The act or practice of trying to foretell the future or explore the unknown by occult means
Prophetic significance or meaning.
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  1. Prophetic significance or meaning.
  2. A feeling or intuition of what is going to occur; a presentiment.
  3. A sign or warning of a future event; omen; portent; augury
A feeling that something, esp. something bad, will happen; foreboding; presentiment
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  1. A feeling that something, esp. something bad, will happen; foreboding; presentiment
  2. A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
  3. A warning in advance; a forewarning.
(Idiomatic) alternative form of writing on the wall A divine prediction or sentence to fate.
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  1. (Idiomatic) alternative form of writing on the wall A divine prediction or sentence to fate.
A literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story.
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  1. A literary device in which an author drops subtle hints about plot developments to come later in the story.
An evil omen; a portent.
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  1. An evil omen; a portent.
  2. A prediction, portent, or presentiment, esp. of something bad or harmful
  3. A sense of impending evil or misfortune.
Knowledge or awareness of something before its existence or occurrence; prescience.
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  1. Knowledge or awareness of something before its existence or occurrence; prescience.
A public demonstration, as by a government or party for political effect
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  1. A public demonstration, as by a government or party for political effect
  2. One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed.
  3. A form in which a being manifests itself or is thought to manifest itself, esp. the material or bodily form of a spirit
An advance sign; a warning.
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  1. An advance sign; a warning.
(Historical) An advance representative of an army or royal party, who arranged for lodging, entertainment, etc.
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  1. (Historical) An advance representative of an army or royal party, who arranged for lodging, entertainment, etc.
  2. One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
  3. A person or thing that comes before to announce or give an indication of what follows; herald
An official who formerly made proclamations and conveyed challenges at a tournament.
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  1. An official who formerly made proclamations and conveyed challenges at a tournament.
  2. One that gives a sign or indication of something to come; a harbinger:
  3. A person or thing that comes before to announce, or give an indication of, what follows; forerunner; harbinger
A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue:
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  1. A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue:
  2. A small, barely detectable amount of.
  3. A slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion
A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea or weakness. Symptoms may be accompanied by objective signs of disease such as abnormal laboratory test results or findings during a physical examination.
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  1. A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea or weakness. Symptoms may be accompanied by objective signs of disease such as abnormal laboratory test results or findings during a physical examination.
  2. An indication of a disorder or disease, especially a subjective one such as pain, nausea, or weakness.
  3. Any circumstance, event, or condition that accompanies something and indicates its existence or occurrence; sign; indication
Something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee
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  1. Something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee
  2. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
  3. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
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  1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
  2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
  3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
Something foretold or predicted; a prophecy.
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  1. Something foretold or predicted; a prophecy.
  2. A statement of what will happen in the future.
  3. The thing predicted or foretold
A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number:
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  1. A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number:
  2. A cross or other sign made on a document as a substitute for a signature by a person unable to write
  3. A sign, symbol, or indication
A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc.
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  1. A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc.
  2. A characteristic mark or indicative trait:
  3. Any distinguishing mark, sign, or symbol
Approval and support; guiding sponsorship; patronage
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  1. Approval and support; guiding sponsorship; patronage
  2. An omen, esp. a favorable one
  3. A sign indicative of future prospects; an omen:
A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor.
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  1. A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor.
  2. A written or printed mark, letter, abbreviation, etc. standing for an object, quality, process, quantity, etc., as in music, mathematics, or chemistry
  3. (Psychology) An object or image that an individual unconsciously uses to represent repressed thoughts, feelings, or impulses:
(Informal, former) A person or thing provoking notice, comment, attention, etc.
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  1. (Informal, former) A person or thing provoking notice, comment, attention, etc.
  2. A warning or admonishment, especially to take heed:
  3. A word, sign, etc. by which warning is given
The act of one that warns, or the state of being warned
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  1. The act of one that warns, or the state of being warned
  2. A statement telling of or an indication providing evidence of impending danger, difficulty, or misfortune:
  3. A cautionary or deterrent example:
Any light or radio signal for warning or guiding
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  1. Any light or radio signal for warning or guiding
  2. A person or thing that warns, offers encouragement or guidance, etc.
  3. A signal fire, especially one used to warn of an enemy's approach.
(Music) A cross stroke that halves the value of a note to which it is added.
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  1. (Music) A cross stroke that halves the value of a note to which it is added.
  2. A strip of cloth worn by players in : a person carrying the ball is considered down when an opponent snatches his or her flag
  3. A piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard, signal, or emblem.
A high-speed train.
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  1. A high-speed train.
  2. A railroad signal indicating full speed ahead.
  3. A railroad signal, originally a ball hung above the tracks, meaning “go ahead”
(Slang) The pleasurable sensation that accompanies the use of a drug; a rush.
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  1. (Slang) The pleasurable sensation that accompanies the use of a drug; a rush.
  2. A sudden, brief display of thought, understanding, feeling, etc.
  3. (Computing, trademark) A popular multimedia platform, most often used for adding animation and interactivity to webpages.
A sound produced by a whistling device or by whistling through the lips.
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  1. A sound produced by a whistling device or by whistling through the lips.
  2. A small wind instrument for making whistling sounds by means of the breath.
  3. A clear, shrill sound made by whistling or blowing a whistle
A prearranged signal intended to warn or inform:
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  1. A prearranged signal intended to warn or inform:
  2. A signal, often a prearranged one, given secretly, as in warning
A badge of office, rank, membership, or nationality; an emblem.
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  1. A badge of office, rank, membership, or nationality; an emblem.
  2. Badges, emblems, or other distinguishing marks, as of rank, membership, etc.
  3. Such a badge, emblem, etc.
Any distinguishing mark, sign, or symbol
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  1. Any distinguishing mark, sign, or symbol
  2. A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc.
  3. A device or emblem worn as an insignia of rank, office, or membership in an organization.
The ridge on a roof.
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  1. The ridge on a roof.
  2. The highest or culminating point; the peak:
  3. The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge
A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
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  1. A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
  2. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
  3. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
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  1. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
  2. A person, as an employee, whose presence in a group is supposed to indicate absence of discrimination, as in race
  3. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
To write a note, title, etc. on (a document)
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  1. To write a note, title, etc. on (a document)
  2. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
  3. To give approval to; support; sanction
To make firmer; strengthen:
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  1. To make firmer; strengthen:
  2. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
  3. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
To admit the existence or truth of:
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  1. To admit the existence or truth of:
  2. To recognize the authority or claims of
  3. (Law) To accept or certify as legally binding:
To send by special messenger or rapid transport:
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  1. To send by special messenger or rapid transport:
  2. To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula:
  3. By express
To show one's intentions with a sign etc.
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  1. To show one's intentions with a sign etc.
  2. To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
  3. To be a sign or indication of; suggest or imply:
To make known or communicate (information) by signals
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  1. To make known or communicate (information) by signals
  2. To cause an effect in (a cell) by the release of a chemical, such as a neurotransmitter or hormone.
  3. A fluctuating quantity or impulse whose variations represent information. The amplitude or frequency of voltage, current, electric field strength, light, and sound can be varied as signals representing information.
To make seem worthy or noble, as by giving a high-sounding name to
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  1. To make seem worthy or noble, as by giving a high-sounding name to
  2. To confer dignity or honor on; give distinction to:
To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
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  1. To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
  2. To respect or honor greatly; revere.
  3. To regard as holy; honor as sacred; venerate
To decree; order; establish; enact
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  1. To decree; order; establish; enact
  2. To order or decree by virtue of superior authority:
  3. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
To draw into; involve:
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  1. To draw into; involve:
  2. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
  3. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ:
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To acquire or incur:
  3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
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  1. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
  2. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc.
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  1. A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc.
  2. A characteristic mark or indicative trait:
  3. Any distinguishing mark, sign, or symbol
Something indicative; an indication or set of indications:
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  1. Something indicative; an indication or set of indications:
  2. A thing, a document, or the testimony of a person that bears on the truth or falsity of an assertion made in litigation; the totality of such items introduced in a trial; the legal doctrines pertaining to the admission, use, and evaluation of such items. A thing, a document, or the testimony of a person that bears on the truth or falsity of an assertion made in litigation; the totality of such items introduced in a trial; the legal doctrines pertaining to the admission, use, and evaluation of such items.
  3. A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:
A number used to measure change in prices, wages, employment, production, etc.: it shows percentage variation from an arbitrary standard, usually 100, representing the status at some earlier time
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  1. A number used to measure change in prices, wages, employment, production, etc.: it shows percentage variation from an arbitrary standard, usually 100, representing the status at some earlier time
  2. A thing that points out; indication; sign; representation
  3. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned.
Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
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  1. Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
  2. The act of indicating:
  3. Something indicated as necessary or expedient:
An instrument used to monitor the operation or condition of an engine, furnace, electrical network, reservoir, or other physical system; a meter or gauge.
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  1. An instrument used to monitor the operation or condition of an engine, furnace, electrical network, reservoir, or other physical system; a meter or gauge.
  2. Any of various substances used to indicate the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, the beginning or end of a chemical reaction, the presence of certain substances, etc., by changes in color
  3. (Ecol.) A species of plant or animal, or a community, whose occurrence serves as evidence that certain environmental conditions exist
A public demonstration, usually of a political nature.
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  1. A public demonstration, usually of a political nature.
  2. One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed.
  3. A form in which a being manifests itself or is thought to manifest itself, esp. the material or bodily form of a spirit
A letter or figure used in schools, etc. to show quality of work or behavior; grade
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  1. A letter or figure used in schools, etc. to show quality of work or behavior; grade
  2. A cross or other sign made on a document as a substitute for a signature by a person unable to write
  3. A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number:
A brief informal letter:
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  1. A brief informal letter:
  2. The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
  3. The sign of a particular quality or emotion:
The act of signifying; indication
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  1. The act of signifying; indication
  2. Meaning or significance, especially of a word.
  3. The action or process of signifying:
A mark, seal, impression, etc. used to show officially that a tax has been paid, authority given, etc.
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  1. A mark, seal, impression, etc. used to show officially that a tax has been paid, authority given, etc.
  2. Any characteristic sign or impression; indication
  3. A small piece of paper, distinctively imprinted on the face and usually gummed on the back, issued by a government for a specified price and required to be affixed to a letter, parcel, document, commodity subject to duty, etc. as evidence that the prescribed fee, as for carrying mail, has been paid
A characteristic sign or indication of the existence of something else:
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  1. A characteristic sign or indication of the existence of something else:
  2. A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea or weakness. Symptoms may be accompanied by objective signs of disease such as abnormal laboratory test results or findings during a physical examination.
  3. An indication of a disorder or disease, especially a subjective one such as pain, nausea, or weakness.
A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
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  1. A person who is considered as representative of a social group, such as a lone individual or one of a small number of employees hired primarily to prevent an employer from being accused of discrimination.
  2. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
  3. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
One who is called on to be present at a transaction in order to attest to what takes place.
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  1. One who is called on to be present at a transaction in order to attest to what takes place.
  2. Attestation to a fact, statement, or event; testimony:
  3. An attesting of a fact, statement, etc.; evidence; testimony
A facial aspect or a look that conveys a special feeling:
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  1. A facial aspect or a look that conveys a special feeling:
  2. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
  3. The outward manifestation of a mood or a disposition:
An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of intention or attitude:
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  1. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of intention or attitude:
  2. Anything said or done to convey a state of mind, intention, etc.; often, something said or done merely for effect or as a formality
  3. A motion of the limbs or body made to express or help express thought or to emphasize speech.
Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
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  1. Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
  2. The act of indicating:
  3. Something indicated as necessary or expedient:
A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
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  1. A specific instance of a phenomenon or a class of things, as of a linguistic feature in a sample of a person's speech, that can be isolated for study or analysis.
  2. A piece of stamped metal, etc. with a face value higher than its real value, issued as a substitute for currency, for use as fare on a transportation line, etc.
  3. A sign, indication, or symbol
The action of gesticulating.
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  1. The action of gesticulating.
  2. A gesture, esp. an energetic one
  3. A deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture.
An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of intention or attitude:
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  1. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of intention or attitude:
  2. A motion of the limbs or body made to express or help express thought or to emphasize speech.
  3. The action of making such a motion or motions:
Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
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  1. Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
  2. Something indicated as necessary or expedient:
  3. The act of indicating:
A prompting from within; an impulse or inclination:
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  1. A prompting from within; an impulse or inclination:
  2. A mechanical device or piece of machinery that moves or causes motion; a mechanism.
  3. The ability or power to move:
A sign given by gesture, sound or call, flashing light, etc.
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  1. A sign given by gesture, sound or call, flashing light, etc.
  2. A sign or event fixed or understood as the occasion for prearranged combined action
  3. (Now Rare) A token or indication
A prearranged signal intended to warn or inform:
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  1. A prearranged signal intended to warn or inform:
  2. A signal, often a prearranged one, given secretly, as in warning
(Law) A written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
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  1. (Law) A written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
  2. (Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
  3. A bill of exchange
An inclined plane projecting from the bow of earlier ships, on which the anchor was placed before being dropped or after being raised
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  1. An inclined plane projecting from the bow of earlier ships, on which the anchor was placed before being dropped or after being raised
  2. An introductory list of highlights from the program or text that follows, as in a broadcast or magazine.
  3. A ledge on the bow of a ship on which the bill of an anchor rests when the anchor is secured to the cathead.
A formal announcement or warning of intention to end an agreement, relation, or contract at a certain time
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  1. A formal announcement or warning of intention to end an agreement, relation, or contract at a certain time
  2. A written or printed announcement:
  3. The act of noting or observing; perception or attention:
A small card or plaque
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  1. A small card or plaque
  2. A sign or notice for display in a public place.
  3. A sheet of paper or cardboard with a written or printed announcement on one side for display in a public place.
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  1. One who posts a message.
  2. A person who traveled by post, or rapidly
  3. A large, usually printed placard, bill, or announcement, often illustrated, that is posted to advertise or publicize something.
Status or role; capacity:
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  1. Status or role; capacity:
  2. Characterization in fiction or drama:
  3. A Chinese character.
A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor.
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  1. A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor.
  2. A written or printed mark, letter, abbreviation, etc. standing for an object, quality, process, quantity, etc., as in music, mathematics, or chemistry
  3. (Psychology) An object or image that an individual unconsciously uses to represent repressed thoughts, feelings, or impulses:
A sign of something coming; an omen:
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  1. A sign of something coming; an omen:
  2. The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
  3. An omen; portent; indication
A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
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  1. A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
  2. A warning sign or symptom.
  3. One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor.
A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
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  1. A prophetic sign; omen; prognostic
Prognostication; portent:
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  1. Prognostication; portent:
  2. A thing or happening believed to foretell a future event, either good or evil; augury
A portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent.
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  1. A portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent.
  2. An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
  3. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
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  1. That which is prefigured.
  2. The act of prefiguring; prefiguration.
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Foreshadowing quality
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  1. Foreshadowing quality
  2. A feeling or intuition of what is going to occur; a presentiment.
  3. A sign or warning of a future event; omen; portent; augury
A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
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  1. A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
  2. A sign or indication of things to come; omen
  3. A sign of a future happening; a portent.
A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.
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  1. A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.
To write (something) with one's own hand
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  1. To write (something) with one's own hand
  2. To write one's name or signature on or in; sign:
  3. To write one's signature on or in
To give approval to; support; sanction
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  1. To give approval to; support; sanction
  2. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
  3. To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on (a gift book or photograph, for example).
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  1. To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on (a gift book or photograph, for example).
  2. To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface.
  3. (Geom.) To draw (a figure) inside another figure so that their boundaries touch at as many points as possible
To write one's signature on (a document, etc.) as an indication of consent, approval, attestation, etc.
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  1. To write one's signature on (a document, etc.) as an indication of consent, approval, attestation, etc.
  2. To contract to receive and pay for a certain number of issues of a publication, for tickets to a series of events or performances, or for a utility service, for example.
  3. To receive or be allowed to access electronic texts or services by subscription.
To sign one's name at the bottom of (a letter or document).
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  1. To sign one's name at the bottom of (a letter or document).
  2. To subscribe, sign, autograph
To express by gesticulating
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  1. To express by gesticulating
  2. To say or express by gestures.
  3. To make or use gestures, esp. with the hands and arms, as in adding nuances or force to one's speech, or as a substitute for speech
To express with a gesture or gestures
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  1. To express with a gesture or gestures
  2. To make or use a gesture or gestures
  3. To show, express, or direct by gestures:
To direct or command by a meaningful gesture
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  1. To direct or command by a meaningful gesture
  2. To direct by making a gesture:
  3. To signal by making a gesture:
To make known or communicate (information) by signals
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  1. To make known or communicate (information) by signals
  2. A fluctuating quantity or impulse whose variations represent information. The amplitude or frequency of voltage, current, electric field strength, light, and sound can be varied as signals representing information.
  3. To cause an effect in (a cell) by the release of a chemical, such as a neurotransmitter or hormone.
To communicate with by means of a signal.
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  1. To communicate with by means of a signal.
  2. (Nonstandard) To install a traffic signal at an intersection that is currently regulated by stop signs.
  3. (Nonstandard) To signal; to indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal.
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