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sign

sign

 
 
pronunciation:
saIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
sign up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that shows or demonstrates a fact, event, or quality; indication.
Her smile was a sign that she agreed.The bruise was a sign of injury.
synonyms:
indication, symptom
similar words:
token
definition 2: a mark or symbol that stands for a word or thing.
The sign "+" stands for addition.
synonyms:
symbol
definition 3: a printed direction, notice, or warning put on a surface or on an upright support.
I always obey stop signs.Jane hung a for-sale sign on her car.
 
similar words:
notice, signal
definition 4: something that relates to a future event or condition.
The return of robins is a sign of spring.
synonyms:
forerunner
similar words:
promise
definition 5: a trace.
There were no signs of life in the cave.
synonyms:
indication, trace
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: signed, signing, signs
definition 1: to write one's name on.
She signed the contract.He signed the letter.
similar words:
autograph, endorse, initial, inscribe, witness
definition 2: to communicate with a sign or signal.
Many deaf people learn to sign with their hands.
synonyms:
signal
similar words:
beckon, gesture, nod, wave
phrase: sign up
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