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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sign (noun)
1.
a) a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known
b) - signal
c) a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function - signs include words, morphemes, and punctuation
d) one of a set of gestures used to represent language , also - sign language
2.
a mark having a conventional meaning and used in place of words or to represent a complex notion
3.
one of the 12 divisions of the zodiac
4.
a) (1) a character (as a flat or sharp) used in musical notation
(2) - segno
b) a character (as ÷) indicating a mathematical operation , also one of two characters + and − that form part of the symbol of a number and characterize it as positive or negative
5.
a) a display (as a lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product
b) a posted command, warning, or direction
c) - signboard
6.
a) something material or external that stands for or something spiritual - signifies
b) something indicating the presence or existence of something else - signs of success a sign of the times
c) - presage portent signs of an early spring
d) an objective evidence of plant or animal disease
7.
traces of a usually wild animal - red fox sign
sign (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) - cross
b) to place a sign on or mark by - signs sign a trail
c) to represent or indicate by a sign
2.
a) to affix a to ratify or attest by hand or seal - signature sign a bill into law sign a confession
b) to assign or convey formally - signed over his property to his brother
c) to write down (one's name)
d) to affix one's name to - a signed review
3.
to communicate by making a sign or by sign language
4.
intransitive verb
to engage or hire by securing the signature of on a contract of employment - often used with up or on
1.
to write one's name in token of assent, responsibility, or obligation - signed for the packages signed with the team for one season
2.
a) to make a sign or - signal
b) to use sign language
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sign (noun)
1.
a movement of the body or limbs that expresses or emphasizes an idea or feeling
SYNONIMS:
gesticulation, mime, pantomime, sign, signal
RELATED WORDS:
beck, beckon, flourish, shrug, wave; body language, posture; indication, motion; sign language
sign (noun)
2.
a written or printed mark that is meant to convey information to the reader
SYNONIMS:
glyph, icon ( ikon), sign, symbol
RELATED WORDS:
cipher, letter, numeral; hieroglyph, ideogram, pictogram, pictograph; rune
sign (verb)
to write one's name on (as a document)
SYNONIMS:
autograph, ink, subscribe
RELATED WORDS:
sign up; cosign, countersign, endorse ( indorse), register, sign on; inscribe; author, pen, pencil (in), scratch (out), scrawl, scribble; notarize
sign (verb)
to provide with a paying job
SYNONIMS:
assume, engage, fee, hire, lay on, pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up on), take on
RELATED WORDS:
reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
furlough, lay off, lock out
ax ( axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
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