- a plus sign or minus sign used as a symbol for indicating addition or subtraction.
- a plus sign or minus sign used as a symbol for indicating the positive or negative value of a quantity, as an integer.
- multiplication sign.
- division sign.
- a symbol, as or !, used to indicate a radical or factorial operation.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to withdraw, as from some responsibility or connection.
- to cease radio or television broadcasting, especially at the end of the day.
- Informal. to become silent: He had exhausted conversation topics and signed off.
- to indicate one's approval explicitly if not formally: The president is expected to sign off on the new agreement.
- to employ; hire.
- to bind oneself to work, as by signing a contract: He signed on as a pitcher with a major-league team.
- to start radio or television broadcasting, especially at the beginning of the day.
- Computers. log1 (def. 17a).
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Origin of sign
synonym study for sign
OTHER WORDS FROM signsignless, adjectivesignlike, adjectivepost·sign, verb (used with object)un·signed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH signsign , sing
Words nearby sign
Example sentences from the Web for sign
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
It was hard not to take it as a sign, a personal comment on my own Jewish dating failings.
If he did, it could be a sign that our politicians are ready to resume genuine policy-making across party lines.
President Harry Truman kept a sign on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.”The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He refused to sign the Constitution, for good reasons and bad.
Besides, it is needful to remember what star and what sign of the Zodiac rules the sick person.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Their vision was keener than man's; Ahab could discover no sign in the sea.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
The Maid had by her first triumph given the "sign" so oft demanded of her that she was truly the envoy of God.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
The day dragged slowly to its close, and no rest came to the sufferer, nor sign of improvement to relieve our anxiety.A Crystal Age|W. H. Hudson
In that case, although A operates as a sign, it operates without the help of consciousness.The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
British Dictionary definitions for sign
- a board, placard, etc, displayed in public and inscribed with words or designs intended to inform, warn, etc
- (as modifier)a sign painter
- any symbol indicating an operationa plus sign; an implication sign
- the positivity or negativity of a number, quantity, or expressionsubtraction from zero changes the sign of an expression
Derived forms of signsignable, adjective
Word Origin for sign
Medical definitions for sign
Scientific definitions for sign
Idioms and Phrases with sign
In addition to the idioms beginning with sign
- sign in
- sign off
- sign on
- sign one's own death warrant
- sign on the dotted line
- sign out
- sign over
- sign up
- high sign
- show signs of