Definition of Sign

1. Noun. A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened). "They welcomed the signs of spring"

Exact synonyms: Mark
Generic synonyms: Clew, Clue, Cue
Specialized synonyms: Token
Derivative terms: Mark, Signify



2. Verb. Mark with one's signature; write one's name (on). "Please sign here"
Exact synonyms: Subscribe
Generic synonyms: Write
Specialized synonyms: Rubricate
Also: Sign Away, Sign In, Sign Over
Derivative terms: Signature, Signer, Subscription

3. Adjective. Used of the language of the deaf.

4. Noun. A public display of a message. "He posted signs in all the shop windows"
Generic synonyms: Communication
Specialized synonyms: Bill, Card, Notice, Placard, Poster, Posting, Street Sign, Guidepost, Signpost

5. Verb. Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation. "Have you signed your contract yet?"
Exact synonyms: Ratify
Entails: Endorse, Indorse
Generic synonyms: Formalise, Formalize, Validate
Derivative terms: Ratification, Ratifier, Signer

6. Noun. Any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message. "Signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

7. Verb. Be engaged by a written agreement. "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake
Specialized synonyms: Undersign, Ink, Autograph, Inscribe, Initial, Countersign, Execute, Endorse, Indorse
Derivative terms: Signer

8. Noun. Structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted. "The highway was lined with signboards"
Exact synonyms: Signboard
Specialized synonyms: Billboard, Hoarding, Sandwich Board, Scoreboard, Shingle
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

9. Verb. Engage by written agreement. "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
Exact synonyms: Contract, Sign On, Sign Up
Generic synonyms: Employ, Engage, Hire
Specialized synonyms: Contract Out
Derivative terms: Contract, Signer

10. Noun. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.

11. Verb. Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs. "They sign the information to them"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
Exact synonyms: Signal, Signalise, Signalize
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Wigwag, Semaphore, Heliograph, Flag, Whistle
Derivative terms: Signer, Signing, Signal, Signaler, Signaling, Signaller, Signal

12. Noun. (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease. "There were no signs of asphyxiation"
Generic synonyms: Evidence, Grounds
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Group relationships: Disease
Specialized synonyms: Vital Sign

13. Verb. Place signs, as along a road. "This road has been signed"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

14. Noun. Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges). "Charges of opposite sign"
Exact synonyms: Polarity
Generic synonyms: Oppositeness, Opposition
Specialized synonyms: Positiveness, Positivity, Negativeness, Negativity
Derivative terms: Polar

15. Verb. Communicate in sign language. "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Derivative terms: Signer

16. Noun. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come. "It was a sign from God"
Exact synonyms: Augury, Foretoken, Preindication
Generic synonyms: Experience
Specialized synonyms: War Cloud, Omen, Portent, Presage, Prodigy, Prognostic, Prognostication
Derivative terms: Inaugurate

17. Verb. Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate.
Exact synonyms: Bless
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion

18. Noun. A gesture that is part of a sign language.
Group relationships: Sign Language, Signing
Generic synonyms: Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Signify

19. Noun. A fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified. "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Language Unit, Linguistic Unit

20. Noun. A character indicating a relation between quantities. "Don't forget the minus sign"
Generic synonyms: Mathematical Notation
Specialized synonyms: Equal Sign, Plus Sign, Minus Sign, Radical Sign
Derivative terms: Signify, Signify

Definition of Sign

1. n. That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof.

2. v. t. To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify.

3. v. i. To be a sign or omen.

Definition of Sign

1. Noun. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication. ¹

2. Noun. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures. ¹

3. Noun. A traffic sign. ¹

4. Noun. A meaningful gesture. ¹

5. Noun. Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols. ¹

6. Noun. (astrology) An astrological sign. ¹

7. Noun. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity. ¹

8. Noun. A specific gesture or motion used to communicate by those with speaking or hearing difficulties; now specifically, a linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages. ¹

9. Noun. sign language in general ¹

10. Noun. An omen. ¹

11. Noun. (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To write one's signature on (a document), thus showing authorship. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To give legal consent by writing one's signature. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To persuade to sign a contract. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To write one's signature somewhere. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) To give autographs. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To communicate using sign language. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To communicate using (sign langauge). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sign

1. to write one's name on [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sign

1. An objective physical finding found by the examiner. (27 Sep 1997)

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sign (current term)
sign(a)
sign-language(a)
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