Definition of SIGNS

noun : SIGNS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows" ;

  • 4. (

    ) structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphyxiation" ;

  • 7. (

    ) having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a gesture that is part of a sign language ;

  • 10. (

    ) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary";

  • 11. (

    ) a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign" ;

verb : SIGNS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here" ;

  • 2. (

    ) approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?" ;

  • 3. (

    ) be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera" ;

  • 5. (

    ) communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu" ;

  • 6. (

    ) place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed" ;

  • 7. (

    ) communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin" ;

  • 8. (

    ) make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate ;

Adjective : SIGNS

Source: WordNet 3.1


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