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sig•na•ture(ˈsɪg nə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)
- allograph - A signature or writing done for another person.
- moniker - Originally meant a mark left by a tramp on a building or fence to indicate he/she had been there; therefore, a tramp's moniker identified him/her like a signature.
- signature block - The typed or printed name and title of a person appearing below a signature at the bottom of a letter, e-mail, etc.
- paraph - As a verb, to divide into paragraphs; the noun can mean a flourish made after a signature, especially to make it unique.
When you sign a document, you write your name on it. You do this to show, for example, that you have written the document or that you agree with what it says.
You can also say that someone signs their name.
However, when you write your name, you do not refer to what you write as your 'sign'. You call it your signature.
|Noun||1.||signature - your name written in your own handwriting|
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
allograph - a signature written by one person for another
endorsement, indorsement - a signature that validates something; "the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement"
sign manual - the signature of a sovereign on an official document
paraph - a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)
|2.||signature - a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"|
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
common touch - the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
|3.||signature - a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program|
|4.||signature - the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key|
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
|5.||signature - a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book|
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"