Meaning of SIGN in English


n. 25B6; noun

a sign of affection : INDICATION, signal, symptom, pointer, suggestion, intimation, mark, manifestation, demonstration, token, evidence; poetic/literary sigil.

a sign of things to come : PORTENT, omen, warning, forewarning, augury, presage; promise, threat.

at his sign the soldiers followed : GESTURE, signal, wave, gesticulation, cue, nod.

signs saying ‘keep out’ : NOTICE, signpost, signboard, warning sign, road sign, traffic sign.

the dancers were daubed with signs : SYMBOL, mark, cipher, letter, character, figure, hieroglyph, ideogram, rune, emblem, device, logo.

25B6; verb

he signed the letter : WRITE ONE'S NAME ON, autograph, endorse, initial, countersign; formal subscribe.

the government signed the agreement : ENDORSE, validate, certify, authenticate, sanction, authorize; agree to, approve, ratify, adopt, give one's approval to; informal give something the go-ahead, give something the green light, give something the thumbs up.

he signed his name : WRITE, inscribe, pen.

we have signed a new player : RECRUIT, hire, engage, employ, take on, appoint, sign on/up, enlist.

she signed to Susan to leave : GESTURE, signal, give a sign to, motion; wave, beckon, nod.

25A0; sign on/up ENLIST, take a job, join (up), enrol, register, volunteer.

25A0; sign someone on/up . See sign verb sense 4.

25A0; sign something over TRANSFER, make over, hand over, bequeath, pass on, transmit, cede; Law devolve, convey.

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