Dictionary Results for sign


1. sign - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): mark

Hypernym(s): clue, clew, cue




2. sign - noun

· a public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows"

Hypernym(s): communication




3. sign - noun

· any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

Synonym(s): signal, signaling

Hypernym(s): communication




4. sign - noun

· structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards"

Synonym(s): signboard

Hypernym(s): structure, construction




5. sign - noun

· (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Synonym(s): sign_of_the_zodiac, star_sign, mansion, house, planetary_house

Hypernym(s): region, part




6. sign - noun

· (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphyxiation"

Hypernym(s): evidence, grounds




7. sign - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): polarity

Hypernym(s): opposition, oppositeness




8. sign - noun

· an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"

Synonym(s): augury, foretoken, preindication

Hypernym(s): experience




9. sign - noun

· a gesture that is part of a sign language

Hypernym(s): gesture, motion




10. sign - noun

· a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure

Hypernym(s): language_unit, linguistic_unit




11. sign - noun

· a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign"

Hypernym(s): mathematical_notation




12. sign - verb

· mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here"

Synonym(s): subscribe

Hypernym(s): write




13. sign - verb

· approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"

Synonym(s): ratify

Hypernym(s): validate, formalize, formalise




14. sign - verb

· be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

Hypernym(s): contract, undertake




15. sign - verb

· engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

Synonym(s): contract, sign_on, sign_up

Hypernym(s): hire, engage, employ




16. sign - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): signal, signalize, signalise

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




17. sign - verb

· place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




18. sign - verb

· communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




19. sign - verb

· make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate

Synonym(s): bless

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion




20. sign - adjective

· used of the language of the deaf

Synonym(s): gestural, signed, sign-language





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