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sign·board

 (sīn′bôrd′)
n.
A board bearing a sign.
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signboard

(ˈsaɪnˌbɔːd)
n
(Commerce) a board carrying a sign or notice, esp one used to advertise a product, event, etc
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sign•board

(ˈsaɪnˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a board bearing a sign.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signboard - structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards"
billboard, hoarding - large outdoor signboard
sandwich board - signboard consisting of two hinged boards that hang front and back from the shoulders of a walker and are used to display advertisements
scoreboard - a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information)
shingle - a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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Translations
لَوْحَه، لافِتَه، يافِطَه
cedule
skilt
tilkynningartafla
ceduľa
ilântabelâ

signboard

[ˈsaɪnbɔːd] N (small) → letrero m; (large) → cartelera f; (for adverts) → valla f publicitaria
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

signboard

[ˈsaɪnbɔːrd] nécriteau m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

signboard

nSchild nt; (= hoarding)Anschlagtafel f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

signboard

[ˈsaɪnˌbɔːd] ncartello
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard. Not supposing it to be only a picture, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the signboard, jarring herself terribly.
This, when it was brought to him, he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste and still looking about him at the cliffs and up at our signboard.
It got about that he had made a poor job of the box; and as he, when taxed with this, emphatically confirmed it, he got no other commission; and his signboard served thenceforth only for the amusement of pedestrian tourists and of shepherd boys with a taste for stone throwing.
This species of weather-vane which looked upon the pavement was the signboard.
One afternoon, last summer, while walking along Washington Street, my eye was attracted by a signboard protruding over a narrow archway, nearly opposite the Old South Church.
Shut up there, at bay, defiant, and with the prodigy of the thing palpably proveably DONE, thus giving notice like some stark signboard - under that accession of accent the situation itself had turned; and Brydon at last remarkably made up his mind on what it had turned to.
When we add that the weather-beaten signboard bore the half-obliterated semblance of a magpie intently eyeing a crooked streak of brown paint, which the neighbours had been taught from infancy to consider as the 'stump,' we have said all that need be said of the exterior of the edifice.
The signboard was dark and indecipherable by now, and hung black against the sky and the gray moorland beyond, about as inviting as a gallows.
Oh, these insufferable streets, shops, bakers' signboards, street lamps, and sleighs!" thought Rostov, when their leave permits had been passed at the town gate and they had entered Moscow.
Signboards, shaken past endurance in their creaking frames, fell crashing on the pavement; old tottering chimneys reeled and staggered in the blast; and many a steeple rocked again that night, as though the earth were troubled.
When I got into the streets upon this Sunday morning, the air was so clear, the houses were so bright and gay: the signboards were painted in such gaudy colours; the gilded letters were so very golden; the bricks were so very red, the stone was so very white, the blinds and area railings were so very green, the knobs and plates upon the street doors so marvellously bright and twinkling; and all so slight and unsubstantial in appearance - that every thoroughfare in the city looked exactly like a scene in a pantomime.
Theoretic kidnappers and slave-drivers, they esteem each man the victim of another, who winds him round his finger by knowing the law of his being; and by such cheap signboards as the color of his beard or the slope of his occiput, reads the inventory of his fortunes and character.