All 3 Uses of
The Great Gatsby
- Gatsby indicated a gorgeous, scarcely human orchid of a woman who sat in state under a white plum tree.
p. 104..9indicated = pointed to or nodded toward
- I picked it up with a weary bend and handed it back to her, holding it at arm's length and by the extreme tip of the corners to indicate that I had no designs upon it — but every one near by, including the woman, suspected me just the same.
p. 115..2 *indicate = demonstrate
- "Madame expects you in the salon!" he cried, needlessly indicating the direction.
p. 115..8indicating = pointing or nodding in
(indicate) to show (point out, demonstrate, express, or suggest)editor's notes: The meaning of suggest is less common, but not unusual--especially in the past tense in medicine. For example, "Medication is indicated for someone with her blood pressure."
The form, indicator can refer to many different kinds of things including intentional signals (such as a turn indicator), gauges (such as one that indicates pressure), or a measurement (such as an economic or chemical indicator).