signal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɪgnəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɪgnəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(signl)


Inflections of 'signal' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
signals
v 3rd person singular
signalling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
signaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
signalled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
signaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
signalled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
signaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

signal

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [highway, road, train] signals
  2. a [speed, traffic, roadwork, flood] warning signal
  3. the [television, cell phone, telephone, telecommunications, wireless] signal
  4. do you have [any, a] signal in here?
  5. a [strong, weak] signal
  6. to boost the signal
  7. the [output, input, incoming, outgoing] signal
  8. [test, transmission, frequency, time] signals
  9. [hand, analog, digital, automatic] signals
  10. a signal of [distress, disaster, warning]
  11. signals to [indicate, show, warn, advise]
  12. the signal is weak in [rural, countryside] areas
  13. used as a signal for [help, distress]
  14. on my signal
  15. wait for my signal
  16. do you [know, remember] the signal?
  17. gave him the signal (to)
  18. not before I give you the signal
  19. signal (to) the [ship, police]
  20. signal the [end, instructions, message]
  21. signal to [turn, park]
  22. signaled (for) me to [turn, go, stay]
  23. signal [displeasure, hatred, love]
v
  1. signal for [help, a taxi]
  2. signal [danger, concern, difficulties]
  3. signal his feelings (of)
  4. signal to [traffic, cars, train drivers, pedestrians, ships]
  5. the [police, construction worker, army] was signaling (the) [traffic]
  6. signal (to) the [car] to [stop, break, slow down]
  7. signaled (to) her to [stop, get out, pull over, come in]
  8. signal the [end, beginning, start] (of)
  9. don't [move, do anything, start] until I signal
  10. signaled that he wanted to [stop, start, retire]
  11. the [car, truck, driver] signaled to [turn left, stop, reverse]
n as adj
  1. signal [strength, intensity, level]
  2. signal [processing, transduction, boost, framework]
  3. [make, install, use] a signal booster
  4. a [TV, wireless, cable] signal booster
  5. a [digital, traffic] signal controller
  6. computing: [install, use] a signal handler
adj
  1. is a signal [achievement, accomplishment, feat]
  2. is of signal importance
  3. acts as a signal light
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