De·note v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Denoting.]
1. To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour.
The better to denote her to the doctor. --Shak.
2. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
A general expression to denote wickedness of every sort. --Gilpin.