HyperDic: dial

English > 6 senses of the word dial:
NOUNartifactdialthe face of a timepiece
artifactdialthe control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
artifactdialthe circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
artifactdial, telephone diala disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
VERBcommunicationdialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
cognitiondialchoose by means of a dial
dial > pronunciation
Soundsday'ahl; day'l
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
aisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > dial: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours.
Part oftimepiece, timekeeper, horologeA measuring ... / measuring instrument or device for keeping time
BroaderfaceThe side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
English > dial: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning.
Broadercontrol, controllerA mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
Spanishdial
Catalandial
English > dial: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningThe circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments.
BroaderindicatorA device for showing the operating condition of some system
Spanishdial
Catalandial
English > dial: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called.
Synonymtelephone dial
Part ofdial telephone, dial phoneA telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
Partsfinger holeA hole for inserting a finger
Broaderselector, selector switchA switch that is used to select among alternatives
Spanishdial
Verbsdialchoose by means of a dial
dialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
English > dial: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningoperate a dial to select a telephone number.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailed bycall, telephone, call up, phone, ringGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Broaderoperate, controlHandle and cause to function
Spanishmarcar
Nounsdiala disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
English > dial: 6 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningchoose by means of a dial.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"dial a telephone number"
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Nounsdiala disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called

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