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  1. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
Their angry expressions were a clear they didn't want to talk.
Those clouds show signs of raining soon.
Those clouds show little of raining soon.
  1. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
The in the window said "for rent".
  1. A traffic sign.
I missed the at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
  1. A meaningful gesture.
I gave them a thumbs-up .
  1. Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols.
The sharp indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step.
  1. An astrological sign.
Your is Taurus? That's no surprise.
  1. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity.
I got the magnitude right, but the was wrong.
  1. A linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages.
What's the for "computer"?
  1. (uncountable) sign language in general
Sorry, I don't know very well.
  1. An omen.
"It's a of the end of the world," the doom prophet said.
  • Dutch: teken
  • French: signe
  • German: Zeichen , Vorzeichen
  • Italian: segno
  • Spanish: presagio
  1. (transitive) To write one's signature on (a document), thus showing authorship.
I forgot to sign that letter to my aunt.
  1. (transitive) To give legal consent by writing one's signature.
I'm not signing anything without my lawyer present.
  1. (transitive) To persuade to sign a contract.
It was a great month. I managed to sign three major players.
  1. (intransitive) To write one's signature somewhere.
Please sign on the dotted line.
  1. (intransitive) (colloquial) To give autographs.
I'm sorry, I don't sign.
  1. (intransitive) To communicate using sign language.
I'm learning to sign so I can talk to my new neighbor.

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