- to abandon or transfer title to (something) by or as by signing a document; convey
- to sign a register upon arrival (or departure)
- to announce the end of broadcasting, as for the day, and stop transmitting
- sign off on (see phrase below)
- to indicate approval or acceptance of (a plan, statement, etc.) by, or as if by, signing or initialing it
the mayor signed off on the budget figures
- to engage (oneself or others) for employment; hire or be hired, esp. by a signed agreement
- to go along with a plan, etc., as in the capacity of a partner or participant
Other Word Forms of Sign
Origin of Sign
From Anglo-Norman seigner, seiner et al., Old French signer et al., and their source, Latin signāre (“to mark, seal, indicate, signify"), from signum (“a mark, sign"); see Etymology 1, above. Compare sain.
Middle English signe from Old French from Latin signum sekw-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French signe, from Latin signum (“a mark, sign, token"); root uncertain.
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