Signifier vs Signifies - What's the difference?

signifier | signifies |


As a noun signifier

is (linguistics) the sound of spoken word or string of letters on a page that a person recognizes as a sign.

As a verb signifies is

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signifier

English

(Intension)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (linguistics) The sound of spoken word or string of letters on a page that a person recognizes as a sign.
  • signifies

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (signify)
  • ----

    signify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
  • To show one’s intentions with a sign etc.
  • * (rfdate) (William Shakespeare)
  • I'll to the king; and signify to him / That thus I have resign'd my charge to you.
  • * (rfdate) (Jonathan Swift)
  • The government should signify to the Protestants of Ireland that want of silver is not to be remedied.
  • To mean; to betoken.
  • * (rfdate) (William Shakespeare)
  • A tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing.

    Synonyms

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