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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.

signing

(ˈsaɪnɪŋ)
n
(Languages) a specific set of manual signs used to communicate with deaf people
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signing - language expressed by visible hand gesturessigning - language expressed by visible hand gestures
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
finger spelling, fingerspelling - an alphabet of manual signs
American sign language, ASL - the sign language used in the United States
sign - a gesture that is part of a sign language
Translations

signing

[ˈsaɪnɪŋ] N
1. [of letter, contract, treaty etc] → firma f
2. (Sport) → fichaje m
3. (= sign language) → lenguaje m por señas

signing

[ˈsaɪnɪŋ] n
[document, letter, treaty] → signature f
[player, group, singer] → recrutement m
Manchester United's signing of goalkeeper Mark Bosnich → le recrutement par le club de Manchester United du gardien de but Mark Bosnich
(= player, group, singer) → nouvelle recrue f
(= sign language) → langue f des signessign language n (for deaf people)langage m des signes

signing

n
(of document)Unterzeichnen nt
(of football player, pop star etc)Untervertragnahme f; (= football player, pop star etc)neu unter Vertrag Genommene(r) mf
(= sign language)Gebärdensprache f
References in classic literature ?
I ought surely to know what I am signing, Sir Percival, before I write my name?
She still had the pen in her hand, but she made no approach to signing her name with it.
If I have a scruple about signing my name to an engagement of which I know nothing, why should you visit it on me so severely?
I only refer to it at all, because it decided me to oppose her signing the parchment, whatever the consequences might be, unless she was first made acquainted with the contents.
Suppose we don't see our way to signing on a steward who travels in such style?
Say those few words in your usual manner -- and, when the signing is over, I will see myself to your packing-up, and your warm things.
But go on signing," said Monte Cristo; "I perceive that my story has caused a general emotion, and I beg to apologize to you, baroness, and to Mademoiselle Danglars.
These are merely the rough copies," he explained: "and, as soon as I have put in the final corrections--" making a great commotion among the different parchments, "--a semi-colon or two that I have accidentally omitted--" here he darted about, pen in hand, from one part of the scroll to another, spreading sheets of blotting-paper over his corrections, "all will be ready for signing.
You see it was all covered up, except the place for signing the names--"
Most likely he talked Brown into signing it just as he talked us.
By signing him with the same cross that I mark myself with, I knew us still to be one in its saving mystery, bridged by the wood that unites heaven and earth.
Treanor has found himself unconsciously signing at work, much to the amusement of his co-workers at Northrop Grumman