Complete Definition of "sign on"

English

Noun
en-noun|sign on

  1. context|broadcasting The time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.

#: Sign on for the radio station is at 5 a.m.

Verb
en-verb|inf=sign on|signs on|signing on|signed on

  1. To join something, after signing
  2. context|broadcasting To begin broadcasting a radio or television signal, usually at the beginning of a broadcasting day and after being off the air for several hours.

#: Years ago, the TV station would sign on at 5 a.m., but now it broadcasts 24 hours a day.

  1. idiom To log on; to start using a computer, radio, etc., or to start talking.
  2. To sign on for the dole
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