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Sighnoun

A deep, prolonged audible inhale and exhale of breath; as when fatigued, frustrated, grieved, or relieved; the act of sighing.

Symbolnoun

A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.

‘$ is the symbol for dollars in the US and some other countries.’; ‘Chinese people use word symbols for writing.’; ‘The lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.’;

Sighnoun

Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lament.

Symbolnoun

Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.

‘The dollar symbol has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea.’;

Sighnoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) A person who is bored.

Symbolnoun

(linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.

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Sighverb

(intransitive) To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like.

‘When she saw it wasn't damaged, she sighed with relief.’; ‘He sighed. It was going to be a long night.’; ‘He sighed over the lost opportunity.’;

Symbolnoun

A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.

‘The Apostles, Nicene Creed and the confessional books of Protestantism, such as the Augsburg Confession of Lutheranism are considered symbols.’;

Sighverb

(intransitive) To lament; to grieve.

Symbolnoun

Visible traces or impressions, made using a writing device or tool, that are connected together and/or are slightly separated. Sometimes symbols represent objects or events that occupy space or things that are not physical and do not occupy space.

Sighverb

To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.

Symbolnoun

(crystallography) The numerical expression which defines a plane's position relative to the assumed axes.

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Sighverb

(intransitive) To experience an emotion associated with sighing.

‘He silently sighed for his lost youth.’;

Symbolnoun

(obsolete) That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.

Sighverb

(intransitive) To make a sound like sighing.

Symbolnoun

(obsolete) Share; allotment.

Sighverb

(transitive) To exhale (the breath) in sighs.

‘She sighed a sigh that was nearly a groan.’; ‘sigh a note and sing a note’;

Symbolnoun

(programming) An internal identifier used by a debugger to relate parts of the compiled program to the corresponding names in the source code.

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Sighverb

(transitive) To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.

‘"I guess I have no choice," she sighed.’; ‘She sighed her frustrations.’;

Symbolverb

To symbolize.

Sighinterjection

An expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, frustration, or the like, often used in casual written contexts.

‘Sigh, I'm so bored at work today.’;

Symbolnoun

A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.

‘A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to represent the whole, or a lower form or species used as the representative of a higher in the same kind.’;

Sighverb

To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.

Symbolnoun

Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.

Sighverb

Hence, to lament; to grieve.

‘He sighed deeply in his spirit.’;

Symbolnoun

An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.

Sighverb

To make a sound like sighing.

‘And the coming wind did roar more loud,And the sails did sigh like sedge.’; ‘The winter winds are wearily sighing.’;

Symbolnoun

That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.

‘They do their work in the days of peace . . . and come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.’;

Sighverb

To exhale (the breath) in sighs.

‘Never man sighed truer breath.’;

Symbolnoun

Share; allotment.

‘The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all appear to receive their symbol.’;

Sighverb

To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.

‘Ages to come, and men unborn,Shall bless her name, and sigh her fate.’;

Symbolnoun

An abbreviation standing for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium (Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum), Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names and symbols under Element.

Sighverb

To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.

‘They . . . sighed forth proverbs.’; ‘The gentle swain . . . sighs back her grief.’;

Symbolverb

To symbolize.

Sighnoun

A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.

‘I could drive the boat with my sighs.’;

Symbolnoun

an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Sighnoun

Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan ent.

‘With their sighs the airFrequenting, sent from hearts contrite.’;

Symbolnoun

something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible;

‘the eagle is a symbol of the United States’;

Sighnoun

an utterance made by exhaling audibly

Symbolnoun

a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation

‘the chemical symbol for helium is He’; ‘the symbol r in Figure 5 represents a gene which is ineffective’;

Sighnoun

a sound like a person sighing;

‘she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees’;

Symbolnoun

a shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization, e.g. a red cross or a Star of David

‘the Red Cross symbol’; ‘the Star of David, the Jewish symbol’;

Sighverb

heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily;

‘She sighed sadly’;

Symbolnoun

a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract

‘the limousine was another symbol of his wealth and authority’;

Sighverb

utter with a sigh

Symbolverb

symbolize.

Sighverb

emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar

‘Harry sank into a chair and sighed with relief’;

Symbol

A symbol is a mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences.

Sighverb

(of the wind or something through which the wind blows) make a sound resembling a sigh

‘a breeze made the treetops sigh’;

Sighverb

feel a deep yearning for (someone or something lost, unattainable, or distant)

‘he sighed for days gone by’;

Sighnoun

a long, deep audible exhalation expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar

‘the councils heaved a sigh of relief when they saved over £6m between them’; ‘she let out a long sigh of despair’;

Sighnoun

a gentle sound resembling a sigh, especially one made by the wind

‘except for the sigh of the wind, it was very quiet’;

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