Signed away all her claims to the estate.
Sign a new highway.
Signed her name to the contract.
A high temperature is a sign of fever.
Signed his approval with a nod.
Signed her reply to the question.
The signs of spring.
No sign of life.
Signed a rookie pitcher for next season; sign up actors for a tour.
¢ is the sign for cent(s)
Took the eclipse as a sign from God.
Signed the letter.
Sign a bill into law.
Looking for deer sign.
Black as a sign of mourning.
An example of sign is a symbol from a loved one who has passed.
An example of sign is a thumbs up for a good job.
An example of sign is an advertisement for a sale.
Their angry expressions were a clear sign they didn't want to talk.
Those clouds show signs of raining soon.
Those clouds show little sign of raining soon.
Signs of disease are objective, whereas symptoms are subjective.
The hunters found deer sign at the end of the trail.
The sign in the window advertised a room for rent.
I missed the sign at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
The sharp sign indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step.
Your sign is Taurus? That's no surprise.
I got the magnitude right, but the sign was wrong.
Sorry, I don't know sign very well.
- (now rare) To seal (a document etc.) with an identifying seal or symbol. [from 13th c.]The Queen signed her letter with the regal signet.
- To mark, to put or leave a mark on. [from 14th c.]
- More generally, to write one's signature on (something) as a means of identification etc. [from 15th c.]I forgot to sign that letter to my aunt.
- ( reflexive) To write (one's name) as a signature. [from 16th c.]Just sign your name at the bottom there.I received a letter from some woman who signs herself "˜Mrs Trellis'.
- (intransitive) To write one's signature. [from 17th c.]Please sign on the dotted line.
- (intransitive) To finalise a contractual agreement to work for a given sports team, record label etc. [from 19th c.]
- To engage (a sports player, musician etc.) in a contract. [from 19th c.]It was a great month. I managed to sign three major players.
- He signed me that I should follow him through the doorway.
- (intransitive) To use sign language. [from 19th c.]
- To furnish (a road etc.) with signs. [from 20th c.]
An example of sign is to put a signature on a job application.
An example of sign is to do the motions to, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
An example of sign is a member of the deaf community communicating with another member of the community.
- 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 itThe 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
- to announce the beginning of broadcasting, as for the day, and start transmitting
- during that portion of the year when the sun passes through (a specified sign of the zodiac), thus making a person subject to its influenceBorn under the sign of Leo.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of sign
- 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