English dictionary definition of:

sign


Noun

  • structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
  • a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
  • any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
  • a public display of a message
  • a character indicating a relation between quantities
  • a gesture that is part of a sign language
  • a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
  • an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
  • (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  • having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
  • (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

Verb

  • make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
  • be engaged by a written agreement
  • communicate in sign language
  • mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
  • communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
  • place signs, as along a road
  • engage by written agreement
  • approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

Adjective

  • used of the language of the deaf

Thesaurus

augury bless contract foretoken gestural house mansion mark polarity preindication ratify sign-language signal signaling American English spelling signalise British English spelling signalize American English spelling signboard signed subscribe

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ign words and learn about the word sign in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

View spelling list Silent g words and learn about the word sign in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight.

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Scrabble score for sign


Scrabble score = 5

generated at 15:29:52 on 18-11-19

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