a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
- "they welcomed the signs of spring"
- "he showed signs of strain"
a public display of a (usually written) message
- "he posted signs in all the shop windows"
(medical) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
- "there were no signs of asphixiation"
a gesture that is part of a sign language
a character indicating a relation between quantities
- "don't forget the minus sign"
mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
- "Please sign here"
- "She signed the letter and sent it off"
give legal consent by writing one's signature be engaged by a written agreement
- "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
- "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"
- "Have you signed your contract yet?"
- "All parties signed the peace treaty"
engage by written agreement
- "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
- "She signed that she was prepared to come along"
- "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
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