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In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
Roman Jakobson

Meaning of "signified" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIGNIFIED

signified  [ˈsɪɡnɪfaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIGNIFIED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Signified is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIGNIFIED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of signified in the English dictionary

The definition of signified in the dictionary is the meaning expressed by a sign rather than the physical form it is expressed in.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIGNIFIED


calcified
ˈkælsɪfaɪd
clarified
ˈklærɪfaɪd
electrified
ɪˈlɛktrɪfaɪd
glorified
ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪd
gratified
ˈɡrætɪfaɪd
intensified
ɪnˈtensɪfaɪd
justified
ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd
liquefied
ˈlɪkwɪfaɪd
modified
ˈmɒdɪfaɪd
mortified
ˈmɔːtɪfaɪd
nonclassified
ˌnɒnˈklæsɪfaɪd
notified
ˈnəʊtɪfaɪd
personified
pəˈsɒnɪfaɪd
petrified
ˈpɛtrɪfaɪd
purified
ˈpjʊərɪfaɪd
quantified
ˈkwɒntɪfaɪd
simplified
ˈsɪmplɪfaɪd
stratified
ˈstrætɪfaɪd
terrified
ˈterɪfaɪd
unmodified
ʌnˈmɒdɪfaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIGNIFIED

signifiable
significance
significance test
significancy
significant
significant digits
significant figures
significant other
significantly
significate
signification
significative
significatively
significativeness
significator
significatory
significs
signifier
signifies
signify

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIGNIFIED

amplified
certified
classified
disqualified
diversified
exemplified
fortified
genetically modified
horrified
identified
magnified
qualified
satisfied
specified
testified
unclassified
unidentified
unified
unspecified
unverified
verified

Synonyms and antonyms of signified in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SIGNIFIED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «signified» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of signified

Translation of «signified» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIGNIFIED

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The translations of signified from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «signified» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

标志着
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

significada
570 millions of speakers

English

signified
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

signified
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المدلول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

означает
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

significada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জ্ঞাপিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

signifié
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ditandakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Signifikat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シニフィエ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tegese
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biểu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறிப்பிடப்படும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिन्हांकित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlamına
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

significato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oznaczał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

означає
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

semnificat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σημαινόμενο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kenne
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

betecknade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilkjenne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of signified

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIGNIFIED»

The term «signified» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.825 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about signified

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QUOTES WITH «SIGNIFIED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word signified.
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Roman Jakobson
In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIGNIFIED»

Discover the use of signified in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to signified and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Four Leading Doctrines of the New Church Signified in ...
His being betrayed by Judas, signified that He was betrayed by the Jewish nation , with whom the Word then was, for Judas represented that nation. His being taken and condemned by the chief priests and elders, signified that He was taken  ...
Emanuel Swedenborg, 1838
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Of Grammatology
Heidegger and Fink are irrefutable), Heideggerian thought would reinstate rather than destroy the instance of the logos and of the truth of being as "primum signatum:" the "transcendental" signified ("transcendental" in a certain sense, as in the ...
Jacques Derrida, 1998
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The True Christian Religion: Containing the Universal ...
From these things, it may be evident, that by these stones, also, are signified divine truths from good, in the last or ultimate sense of the Word ; nor are answers from heaven given by other means, because, in that sense, the proceeding divine  ...
Emanuel Swedenborg, Tilly Brown Hayward, 1833
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The aged minister's last legacy to the New church, signified ...
Joseph Proud. T %n potato's % ust f cgatg THE SEW CHURCH, SIGNIFIED.
Joseph Proud, 1854
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Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject
In this model, the signifier, as “sound,” cannot be said to produce the signified. It is bound to the signified, the signified is its flip side, and there is a natural connection between the two. Thus the signifier does not produce meaning, because for ...
Ed Pluth, 2012
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Media Semiotics: An Introduction, Second Edition
Media texts often connect one signified idea with another, or one signifier with another, in order to attach connotations to people and things and endow them with mythic meanings. There are two ways in which these associations work. One is ...
Jonathan Bignell, 2002
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From the Conscious Interior to an Exterior Unconscious: ...
This is the thing to be signified, but it is not signified. As discussed above, this thing cannot be signified. The only sig- nifiable thing is an imaginary representation of the real thing. Yet the presence of this undetermined thing stays always ...
David Pavón Cuéllar, Danielle Carlo, Ian Parker, 2010
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The Cambridge Companion to Saussure
Later the terms signifiant 'signifier' and signifie 'signified' are introduced for the acoustic image and concept respectively (99ff.). This pair of terms did not figure in Saussure's lectures until late in the third course. In line with the third course, the ...
Carol Sanders, 2004
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The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader
Lucy Burke, Tony Crowley, Alan Girvin. 1 It has marked, against the tradition, that the signified is inseparable from the signifier, that the signified and signifier are the two sides of one and the same production. Saussure even purposely refused  ...
Lucy Burke, Tony Crowley, Alan Girvin, 2000
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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales having graciously ...
لي يهب . منه نة قنع نزلا ناير . مه ي عجة ع ا . . مي ٠ ي ٠ يه لإ . م ا نح له ع-هب ، ا ٠ ي ج ع نع ، . ل ٠قعععس سصبرصاعامو ه إ جنة سج » بنعي ع.
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIGNIFIED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term signified is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Hand Gesture' Signified NOTW Phone Hacking
'Hand Gesture' Signified NOTW Phone Hacking. An ex-News Of The World staffer tells Andy Coulson's perjury trial there was a signal used to indicate the use of ... «Sky News, May 15»
2
Middle Class Is Disappearing, at Least From Vocabulary of Possible …
A social stratum that once signified a secure, aspirational lifestyle, with a house in the suburbs, children set to attend college, retirement savings in the bank and, ... «New York Times, May 15»
3
Notes from a copy editor who could care less about GRAMMAR
As a media studies major, I've learned about the signifier and the signified, which together compose the sign. Signifiers could comprise ordered letters, such as ... «Daily Californian, Mar 15»
4
Usage of mobiles, computers has signified impact on teenagers sleep
Doctors verifies that screen time has signified impact on teenagers' sleep. Doctors have now verified which the parents had suspected long ago. Doctors say that ... «Bangalorean, Feb 15»
5
Sea of yellow signifies common cause at school choice rally
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A school choice rally supported calls to expand voucher programs and charter schools statewide. A sea of yellow scarves signified the ... «KXAN.com, Jan 15»
6
'Hated' green buggy that went viral sells for £325
A buggy listed for sale by a father from Southampton who said it signified the end of his "happy carefree low-cost child-free life" has sold for £325. Joel Andresier ... «ITV News, Jan 15»
7
Rohit Sharma's 138 vs Australia: Five shots that signified the Indian …
Nishad Pai Vaidya picks five shots during Rohit's 138, that signify the Indian opener's talent. Rohit Sharma's innings of 138 in the second One-Day International ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jan 15»
8
Hynes and Crowe/My Turn: 'Christmas Truce' signified truth
Along the western front of World War I lie miles of cemeteries for British, Scottish, Belgian, French and other soldiers killed in the war. In a lone, out-of-the way ... «The Recorder, Dec 14»
9
Indomitable Lions regain roar in Yaoundé
That plight in Brazil arguably signified the tipping point of what has been a turbulent recent history – even by Cameroonian standards – with the once continental ... «BackPageFootball, Sep 14»
10
Historic handshake signified determination of Reynolds
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, Taoiseach Albert Reynolds and SDLP leader John Hume shake hands Open Gallery 1 Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, Taoiseach ... «The Argus, Aug 14»

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