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sign

 (sīn)
n.
1. Something that suggests the presence or existence of a fact, condition, or quality: A high temperature is a sign of fever.
2.
a. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command: gave the go-ahead sign. See Synonyms at gesture.
b. Sign language.
3.
a. A displayed structure bearing lettering or symbols, used to identify or advertise a place of business: a motel with a flashing neon sign outside.
b. A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command: an EXIT sign above a door; a traffic sign.
4. A conventional figure or device that stands for a word, phrase, or operation; a symbol, as in mathematics or in musical notation.
5. pl. sign An indicator, such as a dropping or footprint, of the trail of an animal: looking for deer sign.
6. A trace or vestige: no sign of life.
7. A portentous incident or event; a presage: took the eclipse as a sign from God.
8. Medicine An objective finding, usually detected on physical examination, from a laboratory test, or on an x-ray, that indicates the presence of abnormality or disease.
9. One of the 12 divisions of the zodiac, each named for a constellation and represented by a symbol.
v. signed, sign·ing, signs
v.tr.
1. To affix one's signature to: signed the letter.
2. To write (one's signature): signed her name to the contract.
3. To approve or ratify (a document) by affixing a signature, seal, or other mark: sign a bill into law.
4. To hire or engage by obtaining a signature on a contract: signed a rookie pitcher for next season; sign up actors for a tour.
5. To relinquish or transfer title to by signature: signed away all her claims to the estate.
6. To provide with a sign or signs: sign a new highway.
7. To communicate with a sign or signs: signed his approval with a nod.
8. To express (a word or thought, for example) in a sign language: signed her reply to the question.
9. To consecrate with the sign of the cross.
v.intr.
1. To make a sign or signs; signal.
2. To communicate in a sign language.
3. To write one's signature.
Phrasal Verbs:
sign in
1. To record the arrival of another or oneself by signing a register.
2. To log in to a website or network.
sign off
1. To announce the end of a communication; conclude.
2. To stop transmission after identifying the broadcasting station.
3. Informal To express approval formally or conclusively: got Congress to sign off on the new tax proposal.
sign on
1. To enlist oneself, especially as an employee: "Retired politicians often sign on with top-dollar law firms" (New York Times).
2. To be in agreement with something; accept or support something: a senator who signed on to the president's tax policy.
3. To start transmission with an identification of the broadcasting station.
sign out
1. To record the departure of another or oneself by signing a register.
2. To log out of a website or network.
sign up
To agree to be a participant or recipient by signing one's name; enlist: signed up for military service; signing up for a pottery course.

[Middle English signe, from Old French, from Latin signum; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

sign′er n.

sign up

vb
(adverb) to enlist or cause to enlist, as for military service
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sign up - engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
hire, employ, engage - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
contract out - assign a job to someone outside one's own business
2.sign up - join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate, "Sign up for yoga classes"
enlist - join the military
join, fall in, get together - become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"

sign

noun
1. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
2. Something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling:
3. An expressive, meaningful bodily movement:
Informal: high sign.
4. A usually public posting that conveys a message:
5. A conventional mark used in a writing system:
6. A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil:
Idiom: writing on the wall.
verb
1. To affix one's signature to:
Idioms: put one's John Hancock on, set one's hand to.
2. To make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech:
Idiom: give the high sign.
phrasal verb
sign on
Informal. To become a member of:
phrasal verb
sign over
To change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document:
phrasal verb
sign up
To become a member of:
Informal: sign on.
Translations
يَنْضَم إلى مُنَظَّمَهيُوَقِّع على عَقْد عَمَل
podepsat pracovní smlouvuzapsat se
melde sig ind
belépfeliratkozikleszerzõdik
ráîa á samningskrá sig í
podpísať pracovnú zmluvu
kayıt olmaksözleşme/kontrat imzalamak

w>sign up

vt sep (= employ, enlist)verpflichten; workers, employeesanstellen; mercenariesanwerben; sailorsanheuern
visich verpflichten; (mercenaries)sich melden (with zu); (employees, players)unterschreiben; (sailors)anheuern; (for evening class etc) → sich einschreiben

sign

(sain) noun
1. a mark used to mean something; a symbol. is the sign for addition.
2. a notice set up to give information (a shopkeeper's name, the direction of a town etc) to the public. road-sign.
3. a movement (eg a nod, wave of the hand) used to mean or represent something. He made a sign to me to keep still.
4. a piece of evidence suggesting that something is present or about to come. There were no signs of life at the house and he was afraid they were away; Clouds are often a sign of rain.
verb
1. to write one's name (on). Sign at the bottom, please.
2. to write (one's name) on a letter, document etc. He signed his name on the document.
3. to make a movement of the head, hand etc in order to show one's meaning. She signed to me to say nothing.
ˈsignboard noun
a board with a notice. In the garden was a signboard which read `House for Sale'.
ˈsignpost noun
a post with a sign on it, showing the direction and distance of places. We saw a signpost which told us we were 80 kilometres from London.
sign in/out
to record one's arrival or departure by writing one's name. He signed in at the hotel when he arrived.
sign up
1. to join an organization or make an agreement to do something etc by writing one's name.
2. to engage for work by making a legal contract.
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