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Noun: signing  sI-ning
  1. Language expressed by visible hand gestures
    - sign language
Verb: sign  sIn
  1. Mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
    "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here";
    - subscribe
     
  2. Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
    "Have you signed your contract yet?";
    - ratify
     
  3. Be engaged by a written agreement
    "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
     
  4. Engage by written agreement
    "They signed two new pitchers for the next season";
    - contract, sign on, sign up
     
  5. Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture";
    - signal, signalize, signalise [Brit]
     
  6. Place signs, as along a road
    "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
     
  7. Communicate in sign language
    "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
     
  8. Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    - bless

Derived forms: signings

See also: sign away, sign in

Type of: communicate, contract, employ, engage, formalise [Brit], formalize, gesticulate, gesture, hire, intercommunicate, language, lay, linguistic communication, motion, place, pose, position, put, set, undertake, validate, write

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