2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dial \Di"al\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dialed}or {Dialled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dialing} or {Dialling}.]

1. To measure with a dial.

Hours of that true time which is dialed in heaven. --Talfourd.

2. (Mining) To survey with a dial. --Raymond.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dialing \Di"al*ing\, noun

1. The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials. [Written also {dialling}.]

2. A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.

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