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Meaning of sign

Definitions of sign

1. [n] - (medical) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

2. [n] - (linguistics) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

3. [n] - a gesture that is part of a sign language

4. [n] - a character indicating a relation between quantities

5. [n] - a public display of a (usually written) message

6. [n] - a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)

7. [v] - approve in writing, to express assent, responsibility, or obligation

8. [v] - engage by written agreement

9. [v] - place signs, as along a road

10. [v] - communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

11. [v] - mark with one's signature

12. [v] - communicate in sign language

13. [v] - be engaged by a written agreement


Quotes - Example use of the word sign

1. he showed signs of strain

2. they welcomed the signs of spring

3. he posted signs in all the shop windows

4. don't forget the minus sign

5. The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary--de Saussure

6. there were no signs of asphixiation

7. He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18

8. The soprano signed to sing the new opera

9. I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin

10. write one's name (on)

11. She signed the letter and sent it off

12. Please sign here

13. He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture

14. The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

15. sign an intersection

16. This road has been signed

17. They signed two new pitchers for the next season

18. All parties signed the peace treaty

19. Have you signed your contract yet?

sign Synonyms


sign up

sign on








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