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Definitions of sign

  1. To affix one's name to; write one's name; make signs; signal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To affix a signature to; to transfer, as property, by affixing the signature: with off or away; to hire by getting the signature of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To represent or make known by a sign: to attach a signature to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To indicate by a sign; affix a signature to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To be a sign or omen. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To write one's name, esp. as a token of assent, responsibility, or obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To write one's signature; to signal; as, he signed for them to approach. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To mark with characters or one's name; to subscribe; to signify; to mark. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To attach one's name to; to ratify by signature or seal; to indicate by a sign. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. any communication that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a public display of a (usually written) message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a gesture that is part of a sign language Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. (linguistics) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. (medical) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphixiation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphixiation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A remarkable event, considered by the ancients as indicating the will of some deity; a prodigy; an omen. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. An event considered by the Jews as indicating the divine will, or as manifesting an interposition of the divine power for some special end; a miracle; a wonder. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Something serving to indicate the existence, or preserve the memory, of a thing; a token; a memorial; a monument. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a type; hence, sometimes, a picture. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A word or a character regarded as the outward manifestation of thought; as, words are the sign of ideas. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A motion, an action, or a gesture by which a thought is expressed, or a command or a wish made known. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Hence, one of the gestures of pantomime, or of a language of a signs such as those used by the North American Indians, or those used by the deaf and dumb. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A military emblem carried on a banner or a standard. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A lettered board, or other conspicuous notice, placed upon or before a building, room, shop, or office to advertise the business there transacted, or the name of the person or firm carrying it on; a publicly displayed token or notice. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. An objective evidence of disease; that is, one appreciable by some one other than the patient. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Any character, as a flat, sharp, dot, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to subscribe in one's own handwriting. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To mark; to make distinguishable. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A character indicating the relation of quantities, or an operation performed upon them; as, the sign + (plus); the sign - (minus); the sign of division Ö, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; - a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To assign or convey formally; - used with away. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A gesture or motion expressing command or wish; a symbol; a mark; token; an emblem; a symptom; a lettered board or plate used to point out a place of business, etc.; an event considered as indicating the will of God; a miracle; in astronomy, one of the twelve divisions of the zodiac; in mathematics, a mark or character used to indicate relation or operation; as the signs +, -, X, etc.; any mark or character which has a certain fixed meaning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. Mark, token: proof: that by which a thing is known or represented: a word, gesture, or mark, intended to signify something else: a remarkable event: an omen. a miracle: a memorial: something set up as a notice in a public place: (math.) a mark showing the relation of quantities or an operation to be performed: (med.) a symptom: (astr.) one of the twelve parts of the zodiac. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Token; mark; gesture conveying meaning; omen; something set up as a public indication; one of the parts of the zodiac. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. A pantomimic gesture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. An inscription or the like to indicate a place of business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. A mark; symbol. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. That by which anything is shown, indicated or represented; a token; nod or gesture indicative of a wish or command; a wonder; a miracle; evidence or proof; something hung out for notice; a memorial; a visible representation; a mark of distinction; a symbol; a constellation in the zodiac; a mark indicative of operation; a signature; a symptom; a character. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. That by which a thing is known; a token; a wonder; a miracle; a symbol; a gesture instead of words; any significant mark; something intended to serve as a proof or type; indication; something set up on a house to show the tenant's occupation; a visible representation; in astron., the twelfth part of the ecliptic; in alg., a character or symbol indicating the relation between quantities; in med., anything by which the presence of disease is made known. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sign

  1. Now, shall we sign for the whole deal?" – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  2. It was now late afternoon, and Grandpa Brown said the boys could leave the tents up until next day, as there was no sign of a storm. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
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