dial dial  /ˈdaɪ əl/


  1. (n) the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
  2. (n) the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
  3. (n) the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
  4. (n) a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
  5. (v) operate a dial to select a telephone number
  6. (v) choose by means of a dial


  1. I was doing some cable TV duty last night and had the bad luck to follow a segment about a focus group of voters being dial tested during the debate.
  2. Fashion Calling March 17, 2003 Ready-to-wear phones a new accessory to dial for More Related Items Search all issues of PTI Magazine.
  3. As a youngster in The Bronx, Composer Stanley Silverman was fascinated by the blur of sounds he got from spinning a radio dial.


  1. Newest "Infinite Dial" Data Looks At News/Talk/Sports P1s

    Arbitron and Edison Research continue to release more results from their 2013 "Infinite Dial" study . After releasing additional data on AC, Urban, CHR, Religious, Country, Public Radioa and Classic Rock/Classic Hits P1s, the newest release examines News/Talk/Sports radio fans.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FMQB

  2. Dial An Exchange South Africa Sees Growth Due to Implementation of New Programs

    Dial An Exchange South Africa sees growth due to implementation of new programs. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10818792.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Dial is a 'Plugger,' and That's Just Fine With 49ers

    Dial could fill role vacated by departed Ricky Jean Francois Photo Credit: Getty Images
    on June 10, 2013     Source: NBC Bay Area


  1. "They're going to hear Republicans on this stage talk about how great the economy is, and frankly, when they hear that, they're going to probably reach for the dial," Mr. Huckabee said. "I want to make sure people understand that for many...
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: New York Times

  2. "I don't know why I do well here," Hamilton said. "I love it here. It's a great track, great city, great food and great weather today......I'm just able to dial in my car here and have a better feel here than some other places."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: Xinhua

  3. "Whatever opportunities New York City gave to Percy, he repaid them a thousand times over," Bloomberg said. "Because of him, the doors of City University were opened to all students. Because of him, black radio became a fixture on the dial."
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Los Angeles Times

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