Verb: sign sIn
Noun: sign sIn
- Mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
"She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here";
- Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
"Have you signed your contract yet?";
- Be engaged by a written agreement
"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
- Engage by written agreement
"They signed two new pitchers for the next season";
- contract, sign on, sign up
- Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
"He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture";
- signal, signalize, signalise [Brit]
- Place signs, as along a road
"sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
- Communicate in sign language
"I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
- Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
Adjective: sign sIn
- A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
"they welcomed the signs of spring"; "he showed signs of strain";
- A public display of a message
"he posted signs in all the shop windows"
- Any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
- signal, signaling [US], signalling
- Structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
"the highway was lined with signs";
- (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
- sign of the zodiac, star sign, mansion, house, planetary house
- (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
"there were no signs of asphyxiation"
- Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
"charges of opposite sign";
- An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
"it was a sign from God";
- augury, foretoken, preindication
- A gesture that is part of a sign language
- (linguistics) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
- A character indicating a relation between quantities
"don't forget the minus sign"
- Used of the language of the deaf
- gestural, signed, sign-language
Sounds like: sighted, cited, sign, sin
Derived forms: signs, signing, signed
See also: communicative, communicatory, sign away, sign in
Type of: clew [archaic], clue, communicate, communication, construction, contract, employ, engage, evidence, experience, formalise [Brit], formalize, gesticulate, gesture, grounds, hire, intercommunicate, language unit, lay, linguistic unit, mathematical notation, motion, oppositeness, opposition, part, place, pose, position, put, region, set, structure, undertake, validate, write
Part of: disease, sign language, signing, zodiac