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Verb
/sīn/,
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signs, plural;
  1. Write one's name on (a letter, card, or similar item) to identify oneself as the writer or sender
    • - the card was signed by the whole class
  2. Indicate agreement with or authorization of the contents of (a document or other written or printed material) by attaching a signature
    • - the two countries signed a nonaggression treaty
  3. Write (one's name) for purposes of identification or authorization
    • - she signed her name in the book
    • - she signed herself Ingrid
    • - he signed on the dotted line
  4. Engage (someone, typically a sports player or a musician) to work for one by signing a contract with them
    • - the company signed 30 bands
  5. Sign a contract committing oneself to work for a particular person or organization
    • - Sherman has signed for another two seasons
  6. Use gestures to convey information or instructions
    • - she signed to her husband to leave the room
  7. Communicate in sign language
    • - she was learning to sign
  8. Express or perform (something) in sign language
    • - the theater routinely puts on signed performances
  9. Mark or consecrate with the sign of the cross

Noun
  1. An object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else
    • - flowers are often given as a sign of affection
    • - the stores are full, which is a sign that the recession is past its worst
  2. Something regarded as an indication or evidence of what is happening or going to happen
    • - the signs are that counterfeiting is growing at an alarming rate
  3. Used to indicate that someone or something is not present where they should be or are expected to be
    • - there was still no sign of her
  4. An indication of a disease detectable by a medical practitioner even if not apparent to the patient

  5. A miracle regarded as evidence of supernatural power (chiefly in biblical and literary use)

  6. Any trace of a wild animal, esp. its tracks or droppings
    • - wolverine sign
  7. A gesture or action used to convey information or instructions
    • - she gave him the thumbs-up sign
  8. A notice that is publicly displayed giving information or instructions in a written or symbolic form
    • - I didn't see the stop sign
  9. An action or reaction that conveys something about someone's state or experiences
    • - she gave no sign of having seen him
  10. A gesture used in a system of sign language

  11. A symbol or word used to represent an operation, instruction, concept, or object in algebra, music, or other subjects

  12. A word or gesture given according to prior arrangement as a means of identification; a password

  13. Each of the twelve equal sections into which the zodiac is divided, named from the constellations formerly situated in each, and associated with successive periods of the year according to the position of the sun on the ecliptic
    • - a person born under the sign of Virgo
  14. The positiveness or negativeness of a quantity


  1. gestural: used of the language of the deaf
  2. 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"
  3. mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"
  4. a public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows"
  5. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
  6. be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
  7. An ampersand (or epershand) "&" is a logogram representing the conjunction word "and".
  8. The typographic character @, called the at sign or at symbol, is an abbreviation of the word at or the phrase at the rate of in accounting and commercial invoices (e.g. "7 widgets @ $2 = $14"). Its most common modern use is in e-mail addresses, where it stands for "located at". ...
  9. Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrology, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic ...
  10. Sign is an Icelandic rock band that was formed in 2001, as Halim, to compete in the Icelandic version of the Battle of the bands called Musiktilraunir.
  11. is Beni's sixth single under the label Nayutawave Records. The leading song contains a sample of the piano from Yumi Matsutoya's 1994 song "Haru yo, Koi". ...
  12. Signage is any kind of visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience. This is typically manifested in the form of wayfinding information in places such as streets or inside/outside of buildings.
  13. A visible indication; A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures; A traffic sign; A meaningful gesture; Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols; An astrological sign; Positive or negative polarity; A linguistic unit in sign language ...
  14. (Signed) A book, which the author has autographed.
  15. Signed with a name only, and no other text included.
  16. A signed print is one signed, in pencil or ink, by the artist and/or engraver of the print. A print is said to be signed in the plate if the artist's signature is incorporated into the matrix and so appears as part of the printed image. ...
  17. (SIGNED) The bill was signed by the Governor.
  18. (Signed) A contributor, usually the author or illustrator, has written their name somewhere on the item, most often on the front free endpaper, half-title page or title page. ...
  19. (Signed) A work of art that bears the actual signature of the artist. Works that are signed are attributed a higher value because it authenticates the authorship of a work.
  20. (Signed) Any of various marks indicating the maker of the watch. Can be found on the dial, the crown, the movement, the back plate, the strap or bracelet, and the clasp. Some maker marks evolved over time and in some cases, the presence of an unsigned part (i.e. ...
  21. (Signed) Includes any symbol executed or adopted by a party with present intention to authenticate a writing. U.C.C. 1-201(43) [Black Law Dictionary]
  22. (Signed) Indicates that a piece of jewelry has a tiny signature of 14K, Sterling, etc., or a designer's signature. ...
  23. (Signed) Name …………………………………………………………………. Date ……………………………………….
  24. (Signed) Refers to the signing of a book by its author (editor or illustrator).
  25. (Signed) Used when in agreement with the original post, often used outside of contracts for humorous effect; made famous on the Off-Topic forum after the forum was flooded with petitions.