1. mark with one's signature 2. an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come 3. make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection 4. communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
Example : They signed their disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture.
5. engage by written agreement
Example : They signed two new pitchers for the next season
6. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation 7. used of the language of the deaf 8. structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
Example : the highway was lined with signboards
9. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent, as a visible clue that something has happened
Example : We showed signs of strain after over 30 hours in transit.
10. any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
Example : signals from the boat suddenly stopped
11. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided 12. having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges) 13. any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
Example : There were no signs of asphyxiation.
14. be engaged by a written agreement
Example : Our band signed to play three shows this month.
15. communicate in sign language
Example : I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin
16. place signs, as along a road
Example : sign an intersection
17. a public display of a message
Example : I posted signs in all the shop windows.
18. a character indicating a relation between quantities
Example : don't forget the minus sign
19. a gesture that is part of a sign language 20. a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
Example : The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary--de Saussure
Translation for "sign"
sign meaning in Spanish : firmar sign meaning in German : Zeichen sign meaning in Japanese : 符号 sign meaning in Turkish : işaret sign meaning in Chinese : 标志 sign meaning in Arabic : إشارة sign meaning in Polish : znak sign meaning in Hindi : संकेत sign meaning in French : signe sign meaning in Russian : знак sign meaning in Tamil : அடையாளம் sign meaning in Telugu : సైన్