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Noun: signified  'sig-ni,fId
  1. The meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    "the signifier is linked to the signified";
    - sense
Verb: signify  'sig-ni,fI
  1. Denote or connote
    "'maison' signifies 'house' in French";
    - mean, intend, stand for
  2. Convey or express a meaning
    "What does his strange behaviour signify?"
  3. Make known with a word or signal
    "He signified his wish to pay the bill for our meal"

Derived forms: signifieds

Type of: import, indicate, intend, mean, meaning, significance, signification

Encyclopedia: Signified