De*note" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Denoting.] [L. denotare; de- + notare to mark, nota mark, sign, note: cf. F. d'enoter. 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.

 

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