(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Directing attention to; implication
1. indication; symbolism, symbolization; denotation, connotation, signification; specification, designation; sign, symbol; index, indicator; dial; point[er], marker; exponent, note, token, symptom; manifestation, expression; type, figure, emblem, cipher, device; trademark; representation; epigraph, motto; lineament, feature, trait, characteristic, syndrome, earmark, peculiarity, property (see speciality); footprint, fingerprint; diagnosis (see identity). See evidence, record.
2. (physical indication) gesture, gesticulation; pantomime; wink, glance, leer; nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge; dactylology, sign language; cue, implication, suggestion, hint (see information), clue, key; scent, track, spoor, hide or hair.
3. signal, rocket, blue light, watchfire, watchtower; telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff; cresset, fiery cross; calumet, white flag.
4. (written indication) mark, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, scratch, tick, backslash, dot, point, notch, nick, crosshair; universal product code, UPC, bar code; asterisk, star, dingbat, dagger, obelisk, bullet, punctuation; period, comma, colon, semicolon, interrogation point, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, dash; parentheses, braces, [square] brackets; red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, underscoring, redlining; accent, diacritical mark, acute, grave, circumflex, macron, dieresis, tilde, cedilla; degree.
5. identification, badge, caste mark; criterion; countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil; tab, tally, label, ticket, coupon, billet, letter, counter, card, bill; button; stamp; imprint, avatar, colophon; trademark, service mark, brand, hallmark; signature, autograph; credentials; attestation; cipher; seal, signet; superscription, endorsement; marginalia; title, heading, docket, caption; shibboleth, watchword, catchword, catchphrase, byword, password, personal identification number, PIN; license plate, vanity plate; prompt; open sesame; cachet; insignia, ensign; regalia; banner, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, oriflamme, tricolor, Stars and Stripes; pennon, pennant, jack, ancient (obsolete), gonfalon, union jack; bunting; heraldry; crest; [coat of] arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, scutcheon, escutcheon; shield, supporters. Slang, high sign.
6. beacon, cairn, road sign, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathervane, guidepost, signpost; landmark, lighthouse; polestar, lodestar; blaze; address, direction, name; plaque, sign[board], milestone; traffic signal or light, stoplight; joy stick, light pen.
7. (aural indication) call, bugle, trumpet, bell, siren, alarum, cry; curfew.
1. indicate, denote, betoken, imply, argue, testify (see evidence); connote, designate, specify, point out, manifest, reveal, disclose, exhibit; represent, stand for; typify, symbolize.
2. signal; warn, wigwag, semaphore, flag; beck[on], hail; nod; wink, glance, leer, nudge, shrug, gesticulate, gesture.
3. wave; unfurl, hoist or hang out a banner; wave the hand; give a cue, show one's colors; give or sound an alarm; sound the tocsin, beat the drum; raise a [hue and] cry.
4. note, mark, stamp, earmark; tab, label, ticket, docket; dot, spot, score, dash, trace, chalk; print.
Adjectives — indicating, indicative, indicatory; denotative; connotative; diacritical, representative, representational, significant, suggestive; typical, symbolic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic.
Adverbs — indicatively; in token of; symbolically.
Antonyms, see concealment.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. evidence, sign, implication; see hint 1 , suggestion 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
sign, signal, symptom, hint, testimony, evidence, manifestation, intimation, clue, telltale, suggestion, attestation, warning, portent.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling: expression, gesture, sign, token. See SHOW. 2. An expressive, meaningful bodily movement: gesticulation, gesture, motion, sign, signal. Informal: high sign. See EXPRESS. 3. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else: badge, evidence, index, indicator, manifestation, mark, note, sign, signification, stamp, symptom, token, witness. See SHOW.

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