signifying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

signifying

  1. present participle of signify
    • Macbeth (c. 1603), Act V, Scene V:
      Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
      that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
      and then is heard no more: it is a tale
      told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
      signifying nothing.

Noun[edit]

signifying ‎(plural signifyings)

  1. signification
    • 1939, Coleman Roberts Griffith, Psychology Applied to Teaching and Learning
      For the sake of convenience, we may call these pointings or signifyings the secondary phase of meaning.