sounding1 (def 4)
verb (used with object), signified, signifying.
to make known by signs, speech, or action.
to be a sign of; mean; portend.
verb (used without object), signified, signifying.
to be of importance or consequence.
verb (when transitive, may take a clause as object) -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to indicate, show, or suggest
(transitive) to imply or portend: the clouds signified the coming storm
(transitive) to stand as a symbol, sign, etc (for)
(intransitive) (informal) to be significant or important
noun 1. an act, an instance, or a time of signing in.
noun 1. signor.
noun, plural signiories. 1. seigniory.
noun 1. Also called sign. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, especially employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people. 2. any means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures. sign language noun 1. another word for signing 2. any system of communication by manual signs or gestures