An example of a dial is a device for turning on a radio.
An example of dial is to phone up a friend.
Dial a radio station.
The program dials the number and then connects to the file server.
Origin of dial
- Middle English sundial, clock from Old French dyal from Medieval Latin diāle from neuter of diālis daily from Latin diēs day dyeu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition