Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 550 (Indication -- N)

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#550. Indication -- N. indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology[obs], semeiotics[obs]; Zeitgeist.

[means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, trait; fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint [for animals]; cloven hoof; footfall; recognition (memory) 505.

[means of recognition: tool] diagnostic, divining rod; detector.

sign, symbol; index, indice|, indicator; point, pointer; exponent, note, token, symptom; dollar sign, dollar mark.

type, figure, emblem, cipher, device; representation &c. 554; epigraph, motto, posy.

gesture, gesticulation; pantomime; wink, glance, leer; nod, shrug, beck; touch, nudge; dactylology[obs], dactylonomy[obs]; freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology[Med], byplay, dumb show; cue; hint &c. 527; clue, clew, key, scent.

signal, signal post; rocket, blue light; watch fire, watch tower; telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff; cresset[obs], fiery cross; calumet; heliograph; guidon; headlight.

[sign (evidence) on physobj of contact with another physobj] mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick.

print; imprint, impress, impression.

[symbols accompanying written text to signify modified interpretation] keyboard symbols, printing symbols; red letter[for emphasis], italics, sublineation[obs], underlining, bold font; jotting; note, annotation, reference; blaze, cedilla, guillemets[obs], hachure[Topography], ; quotation marks, double quotes,"", parentheses, brackets, braces, curly brackets, arrows, slashes; left parenthesis[list], "("; right parenthesis, ")"; opening bracket, "["; closing bracket, "]"; left curly brace, "{"; right curly brace, "}"; left arrow, ""; forward slash, "/"; backward slash, "\"; exclamation point, "!"; commercial at, "@"; pound sign, "#"; percent sign, "%"; carat, "^"; ampersand, "&"; asterisk, "*"; hyphen, "-"; dash, "-", "_"; em dash, "--"; plus sign, "+", equals sign, "="; question mark, "?"; period, "."; semicolon, ";", colon, ":"; comma, ","; apostrophe, "'"; single quote, "'"; tilde, "~".

[For identification: general] badge, criterion; countercheck[obs], countermark[obs], countersign, counterfoil; duplicate, tally; label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop; dib[obs]; totem; tessera[obs], card, bill; witness, voucher; stamp; cacher[Fr]; trade mark, Hall mark.

[For identification of people, on a document] signature, mark, autograph, autography; attestation; hand, hand writing, sign manual; cipher; seal, sigil[Lat], signet, hand and seal [Law]; paraph[obs], brand; superscription; indorsement[obs], endorsement.

[For identification of people, to gain access to restricted (locations or information)] password, watchword, catchword; security card, pass, passkey; credentials &c. (evidence) 467; open sesame; timbrology[obs]; mot de passe[Fr], mot du guet[Fr]; pass-parole; shibboleth.

title, heading, docket.

address card, visiting card; carte de visite[Fr].

insignia; banner, banneret[obs], bannerol[obs]; bandrol[obs]; flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum[obs], oriflamb[obs], oriflamme; figurehead; ensign; pennon, pennant, pendant; burgee[obs], blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack; banderole, " old glory " [U.S.], quarantine flag; vexillum[obs]; yellow-flag, yellow jack; tricolor, stars and stripes; bunting.

heraldry, crest; coat of arms, arms; armorial bearings, hatchment[obs]; escutcheon, scutcheon; shield, supporters; livery, uniform; cockade, epaulet, chevron; garland, love knot, favor.

[Of locality] beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock; guidepost, handpost[obs], fingerpost[obs], directing post, signpost; pillars of Hercules, pharos; bale-fire, beacon- fire; l'etoile du Nord[Fr]; landmark, seamark; lighthouse, balize[obs]; polestar, loadstar[obs], lodestar; cynosure, guide; address, direction, name; sign, signboard.

[Of the future] warning &c. 668; omen &c. 512; prefigurement &c. 511. trace[Of the past], record &c. 551. warning &c. 668[Of danger]; alarm &c. 669. scepter &c. 747[Of authority]. trophy &c. 733[Of triumph]. gauge &c. 466[Of quantity]. milestone[Of distance], milepost. brand[Of disgrace], fool's cap. check[For detection], telltale; test &c. (experiment) 463; mileage ticket; milliary[obs].

notification &c. (information) 527; advertisement &c. (publication) 531.

word of command, call; bugle call, trumpet call; bell, alarum, cry; battle cry, rallying cry; angelus[obs]; reveille; sacring bell[obs], sanctus bell[Lat].

exposition &c. (explanation) 522, proof &c. (evidence) 463; pattern &c. (prototype) 22.

V. indicate; be the sign &c. n. of; denote, betoken; argue, testify &c. (evidence) 467; bear the impress &c. n. of; connote, connotate[obs].

represent, stand for; typify &c. (prefigure) 511; symbolize.

put an indication, put a mark &c. n.; note, mark, stamp, earmark; blaze; label, ticket, docket; dot, spot, score, dash, trace, chalk; print; imprint, impress; engrave, stereotype.

make a sign &c. n. signalize; underscore; give a signal, hang out a signal; beckon; nod; wink, glance, leer, nudge, shrug, tip the wink; gesticulate; raise the finger , hold up the finger, raise the hand, hold up the hand; saw the air, "suit the action to the word" [Hamlet].

wave a banner, unfurl a banner, hoist a banner, hang out a banner &c. n.; wave the hand, wave a kerchief; give the cue &c. (inform) 527; show one's colors; give an alarm, sound an alarm; beat the drum, sound the trumpets, raise a cry.

sign, seal, attest &c. (evidence) 467; underline &c. (give importance to) 642; call attention to &c. (attention) 457; give notice &c. (inform) 527.

Adj. indicating &c. v., indicative, indicatory; denotative, connotative; diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic[obs], symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial; individual &c. (special) 79.

known by, recognizable by; indicated &c. v.; pointed, marked.

[Capable of being denoted] denotable[obs]; indelible.

Adv. in token of; symbolically &c. adj.; in dumb show.

Phr. ecce signum[Lat]; ex ungue leonem[Lat], ex pede Herculem[Lat]; vide ut supra; vultus ariete fortior[Lat][obs].