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dial (plural dials)
- A graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves to show a measurement (such as speed).
- A clock face.
- A sundial.
- A panel on a radio etc showing wavelengths or channels; a knob that is turned to change the wavelength etc.
- A disk with finger holes on a telephone; used to select the number to be called.
- (Britain, dated) A person's face.
- A miner's compass.
graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves
clock face — see clock face
sundial — see sundial
panel on a radio; knob that is turned to change the wavelength
disk with finger holes on a telephone
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- (transitive) To measure or indicate something with a dial.
- (transitive) To control or select something with a dial
- (transitive) To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone.
- (intransitive) To use a dial or a telephone.
- Dialing and dialed are more common in the US. Dialling and dialled are more common in the UK.
To measure or indicate something with a dial
To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone
dial m (plural diales)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- “dial”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014