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Meaning of denote by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle French denoter, from Latin denotare; de- "complete" and notare "to mark ( out )"


    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈnəʊt/
    • Rhymes: -əʊt

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Explanation of denote by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. have as a meaning

    2. `multi-' denotes `many'
    3. be a sign or indication of

    4. Her smile denoted that she agreed
    5. make known

    6. She denoted her feelings clearly

    Definition of denote by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Denote v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Denoting.] [L. denotare; de- + notare to mark, nota mark, sign, note: cf. F. dénoter. See Note.]
      1. To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, “the hands of the clock denote the hour”.

      The better to denote her to the doctor. Shak.

      2. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.

      A general expression to denote wickedness of every sort. Gilpin.