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sign

 
Adjective sign has 1 sense
  1. gestural, sign, signed, sign-language - used of the language of the deaf
    Antonyms: uncommunicative, incommunicative (indirect, via communicative)
Noun sign has 11 senses
  1. sign, mark - 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"
    --1 is a kind of clue, clew, cue
    Derived form: verb signify2
  2. sign - a public display of a (usually written) message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows"
    --2 is a kind of
    communication
    --2 has particulars:
     scoreboard; poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card; street sign; signpost, guidepost
    Derived form: verb sign6
  3. signal, signaling, sign - any communication that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
    --3 is a kind of communication
    --3 has particulars:
     recording; phone number, telephone number, number; starting signal, start; storm signal; radio beam, beam; ticktack; time signal; dog-ear; animal communication; alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum; distress signal, distress call; all clear; bugle call; curfew; retreat; drumbeat; telegraphic signal, radiotelegraphic signal; whistle, whistling; high sign; symbol; visual signal; indicator; electronic signal; radio beacon; input signal, input; output signal, output
    Derived forms: verb sign8, verb sign5, verb signify2
  4. signboard, sign - structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards"
    --4 is a kind of structure, construction
    --4 has particulars: billboard, hoarding; sandwich board; shingle
    Derived form: verb sign6
  5. sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    --5 is a kind of region, part
    --5 is a part of zodiac
    --5 has particulars:
     Aries, Aries the Ram, Ram; Taurus, Taurus the Bull, Bull; Gemini, Gemini the Twins, Twins; Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab; Leo, Leo the Lion, Lion; Virgo, Virgo the Virgin, Virgin; Libra, Libra the Balance, Balance, Libra the Scales; Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion; Sagittarius, Sagittarius the Archer, Archer; Capricorn, Capricorn the Goat, Goat; Aquarius, Aquarius the Water Bearer, Water Bearer; Pisces, Pisces the Fishes, Fish
  6. sign - (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphixiation"
    --6 is a kind of
    evidence, grounds
    --6 is a part of disease
    --6 has particulars: vital sign
  7. polarity, sign - having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign"
    --7 is a kind of opposition, oppositeness
  8. augury, sign, foretoken, preindication - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
    --8 is a kind of experience
    --8 has particulars:
     war cloud; omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy
  9. sign - a gesture that is part of a sign language
    --9 is a kind of
    gesture, motion
    --9 is a part of sign language, signing
    Derived forms: verb sign7, verb sign5, verb signify2
  10. sign - a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure
    --10 is a kind of
    language unit, linguistic unit
  11. sign - a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign"
    --11 is a kind of
    mathematical notation
    --11 has particulars: equals sign; plus sign; minus sign
    Derived forms: verb signify1, verb signify2
Verb sign has 8 senses
  1. sign, subscribe - mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"
    --1 is one way to write
    Derived forms: noun signature1, noun signer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. sign, ratify - approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
    --2 is one way to validate, formalize, formalise
    Derived form: noun signer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. sign - be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
    --3 is one way to
    contract, undertake
    Derived form: noun signer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. sign, contract, sign on, sign up - engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
    --4 is one way to hire, engage, employ
    Derived form: noun signer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s
  5. sign, signal, signalize, signalise - communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
    --5 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun sign3, noun sign9, noun signer1, noun signing1
    Sample sentences:
    They sign the information to them
    They sign them the information
  6. sign - place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
    --6 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived forms: noun sign4, noun sign2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. sign - communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
    --7 is one way to
    communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun sign9, noun signer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  8. bless, sign - make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    --8 is one way to gesticulate, gesture, motion
    Derived form: noun sign3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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