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    sign - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sign

    Definition
    (noun) a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    Synonyms : mark
    Example Sentence
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
    Definition
    (noun) a public display of a message
    Example Sentence
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows
    Definition
    (noun) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    Synonyms : signal , signaling
    Example Sentence
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
    Definition
    (noun) structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
    Synonyms : signboard
    Example Sentence
    • the highway was lined with signboards
    Definition
    (noun) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided Definition
    (noun) (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
    Example Sentence
    • there were no signs of asphyxiation
    Definition
    (noun) having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
    Synonyms : polarity
    Example Sentence
    • he got the polarity of the battery reversed
    • charges of opposite sign
    Definition
    (noun) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
    Synonyms : augury , foretoken , preindication
    Example Sentence
    • he hoped it was an augury
    • it was a sign from God
    Definition
    (noun) a gesture that is part of a sign language Definition
    (noun) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
    Example Sentence
    • The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary
    Definition
    (noun) a character indicating a relation between quantities
    Example Sentence
    • don't forget the minus sign
    Definition
    (verb) mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
    Synonyms : subscribe
    Example Sentence
    • She signed the letter and sent it off
    • Please sign here
    Definition
    (verb) approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
    Synonyms : ratify
    Example Sentence
    • All parties ratified the peace treaty
    • Have you signed your contract yet?
    Definition
    (verb) be engaged by a written agreement
    Example Sentence
    • He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18
    • The soprano signed to sing the new opera
    Definition
    (verb) engage by written agreement
    Synonyms : contract , sign on , sign up
    Example Sentence
    • They signed two new pitchers for the next season
    Definition
    (verb) communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    Synonyms : signal , signalise , signalize
    Example Sentence
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu
    Definition
    (verb) place signs, as along a road
    Example Sentence
    • sign an intersection
    • This road has been signed
    Definition
    (verb) communicate in sign language
    Example Sentence
    • I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin
    Definition
    (verb) make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    Synonyms : bless
    Definition
    (adj) used of the language of the deaf
    Synonyms : gestural , sign-language , signed
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