In other words, the important thing about the Yellow King and Carcosa isn't what they signify to Reggie Ledoux.
Pocketbooks can signify a common touch among the most rarified.
It was named after a quote from philosopher Josiah Royce and meant to signify embracing your community.
Visitors are greeted by a looming gothic gate, the kind used to signify that important residents lie behind its spires.
This could signify a lot of things: a renewed drive by labor, or some wrinkle in the tax code that I'm not aware of.
I am probably what most folk call a gentleman; but how much does that signify in the twentieth century?
Nelson replied: "Take your choice, Hardy, it does not signify much."
What does it signify to him whether there be religious truth or political justice?
What will signify expostulations against a ceremony performed?
Just so, you remind me of a fact; but what does that signify?
late 13c., "be a sign of, indicate, mean," from Old French signifier (12c.), from Latin significare "to make signs, show by signs, point out, express; mean, signify; foreshadow, portend," from significus (adj.), from signum "sign" (see sign (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Intransitive sense of "to be of importance" is attested from 1660s. Meaning "engage in mock-hostile banter" is American English black slang first recorded 1932.
...'signifying,' which in Harlemese means making a series of oblique remarks apparently addressed to no one in particular, but unmistakable in intention in such a close-knit circle. ["Down Beat," March 7, 1968]
A joke or comic turn that depends entirely on what is seen (1957+)