Words nearby sign-on
Origin of sign-on
Definition for sign on (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), logged, log·ging.
verb (used without object), logged, log·ging.
- Also log on, sign on.Computers. to enter identifying data, as a username or password, into a database, mobile device, or computer, especially a multiuser computer or a remote or networked system, so as to to access and use it: Log in to start your work session. Log in to your account to pay your bill online.
- to enter or include any item of information or data in a record, account, etc.
Origin of log1
OTHER WORDS FROM loglog·gish, adjectiveun·logged, adjective
Definition for sign on (3 of 3)
- 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).
Origin of sign
SYNONYMS FOR sign
OTHER WORDS FROM signsign·less, adjectivesign·like, adjectivepost·sign, verb (used with object)un·signed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH signsign sing (see synonym study at the current entry)
British Dictionary definitions for sign on (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for sign on (2 of 4)
- a section of the trunk or a main branch of a tree, when stripped of branches
- (modifier) constructed out of logsa log cabin
- a detailed record of a voyage of a ship or aircraft
- a record of the hours flown by pilots and aircrews
- a book in which these records are made; logbook
- a device consisting of a float with an attached line, formerly used to measure the speed of a shipSee also chip log
- heave the log to determine a ship's speed with such a device
verb logs, logging or logged
Word Origin for log
British Dictionary definitions for sign on (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for sign on (4 of 4)
- 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
Medicine definitions for sign on
Science definitions for sign on (1 of 2)
Science definitions for sign on (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with sign on (1 of 3)
Enlist oneself as an employee, as in Arthur decided to sign on with the new software company. [Late 1800s]
Begin radio or television broadcasting, especially at the beginning of the day, as in What time does the station sign on? [c. 1920]
Idioms and Phrases with sign on (2 of 3)
In addition to the idiom beginning with log
- log in
- easy as pie (rolling off a log)
- like a bump on a log
- sleep like a log
Idioms and Phrases with sign on (3 of 3)
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