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sign

noun (n)

  • a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: mark
    Example:
    He showed signs of strain.
    They welcomed the signs of spring.
    source: wordnet30
  • a public display of a message (noun.communication)
    Example:
    He posted signs in all the shop windows.
    source: wordnet30
  • any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message (noun.communication)
    Synonym: signal, signaling
    Example:
    Signals from the boat suddenly stopped.
    source: wordnet30
  • structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: signboard
    Example:
    The highway was lined with signboards.
    source: wordnet30
  • (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease (noun.state)
    Example:
    There were no signs of asphyxiation.
    source: wordnet30
  • having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges) (noun.linkdef)
    Synonym: polarity
    Example:
    Charges of opposite sign.
    source: wordnet30
  • an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come (noun.event)
    Example:
    It was a sign from God.
    source: wordnet30
  • a gesture that is part of a sign language (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary.
    source: wordnet30
  • a character indicating a relation between quantities (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Don't forget the minus sign.
    source: wordnet30
  • That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

verb (v)

  • mark with one's signature; write one's name (on) (verb.communication)
    Synonym: subscribe
    Example:
    She signed the letter and sent it off.
    Please sign here.
    source: wordnet30
  • approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation (verb.social)
    Synonym: ratify
    Example:
    Have you signed your contract yet?.
    source: wordnet30
  • be engaged by a written agreement (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18.
    The soprano signed to sing the new opera.
    source: wordnet30
  • engage by written agreement (verb.social)
    Example:
    They signed two new pitchers for the next season.
    source: wordnet30
  • communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture.
    The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu.
    source: wordnet30
  • place signs, as along a road (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Sign an intersection.
    This road has been signed.
    source: wordnet30
  • communicate in sign language (verb.communication)
    Example:
    I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin.
    source: wordnet30
  • make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate (verb.communication)
    Synonym: bless
    source: wordnet30
  • To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be a sign or omen. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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