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Dial

Di´al
n.1.An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
2.The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
3.A miner's compass.
Dial bird
(Zool.) an Indian bird (Copsychus saularius), allied to the European robin. The name is also given to other related species.
Dial lock
a lock provided with one or more plates having numbers or letters upon them. These plates must be adjusted in a certain determined way before the lock can be operated.
Dial plate
the plane or disk of a dial or timepiece on which lines and figures for indicating the time are placed.
v. t.1.To measure with a dial.
[imp. & p. p. Dialed or Dialled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dialing or Dialling.]
Hours of that true time which is dialed in heaven.
- Talfourd.
2.(Mining) To survey with a dial.
Noun1.dial - the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
2.dial - the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
3.dial - the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
4.dial - a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
Synonyms: telephone dial
Verb1.dial - operate a dial to select a telephone number; "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"
2.dial - choose by means of a dial; "dial a telephone number"
appraise, appreciate, assay, assess, buzz, calculate, calibrate, caliper, call, call up, check a parameter, compute, countenance, divide, estimate, evaluate, face, fathom, features, gauge, give a ring, graduate, hang up, hold the phone, kisser, listen in, make a call, map, measure, mensurate, mete, meter, mug, pace, pan, phiz, phone, plumb, prize, probe, puss, quantify, quantize, rate, ring, ring off, ring up, size, size up, sound, span, step, survey, take a reading, telephone, triangulate, valuate, value, visage, weigh
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