Synonyms of dial


1. dial, face

usage: the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours

2. dial, control, controller

usage: the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning

3. dial, indicator

usage: the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments

4. dial, telephone dial, selector, selector switch

usage: a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called


1. dial, operate, control

usage: operate a dial to select a telephone number; "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

2. dial, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: choose by means of a dial; "dial a telephone number"

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