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Noun: dial  dI-ul
  1. The face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
  2. The control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
  3. The circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
  4. A disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
    - telephone dial
Verb: dial (dialled,dialling, or [US] dialed,dialing)  dI-ul
  1. Operate a dial to select a telephone number
    "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"
  2. Choose by means of a dial
    "dial a telephone number"

Derived forms: dials, dialling, dialed, dialing, dialled

Type of: choose, control, controller, face, indicator, operate, pick out, select, selector, selector switch, take

Part of: dial phone, dial telephone, horologe [archaic], timekeeper, timepiece

Encyclopedia: Dial, West Virginia