HyperDic: signifier

English > 1 sense of the word signifier:
NOUNcommunicationsignifier, form, word form, descriptorthe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
English > signifier: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something.
Synonymsform, word form, descriptor
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
NarrowerabbreviationA shortened form of a word or phrase
acronym, initialismA word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
citation form, main entry word, entry wordThe form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
etymon, rootA simple form inferred / inferred / inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
ghost wordA word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
plural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
singular, singular formThe form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
Spanishdescriptor, forma, significante
Catalandescriptor, forma, significant
Verbssignifydenote or connote

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