Definition of sign

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • sign is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • sign is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • sign is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of sign


  • structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted (noun)

    Examples

    1. the highway was lined with signboards

    Synonyms

    1. signboard
  • a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened) (noun)

    Examples

    1. he showed signs of strain
    2. they welcomed the signs of spring

    Synonyms

    1. mark
  • mark with one's signature; write one's name (on) (verb)

    Examples

    1. She signed the letter and sent it off
    2. Please sign here

    Synonyms

    1. subscribe
  • make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. bless
  • any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message (noun)

    Examples

    1. signals from the boat suddenly stopped

    Synonyms

    1. signal
    2. signaling
  • engage by written agreement (verb)

    Examples

    1. They signed two new pitchers for the next season

    Synonyms

    1. contract
    2. sign on
    3. sign up
  • used of the language of the deaf (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. gestural
    2. sign-language
    3. signed
  • an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come (noun)

    Examples

    1. it was a sign from God

    Synonyms

    1. augury
    2. foretoken
    3. preindication
  • approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation (verb)

    Examples

    1. Have you signed your contract yet?

    Synonyms

    1. ratify
  • communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs (verb)

    Examples

    1. He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    2. The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

    Synonyms

    1. signal
    2. signalise
    3. signalize
  • (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. house
    2. mansion
    3. planetary house
    4. sign of the zodiac
    5. star sign
  • having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges) (noun)

    Examples

    1. charges of opposite sign

    Synonyms

    1. polarity
  • a character indicating a relation between quantities (noun)

    Examples

    1. don't forget the minus sign
  • a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified (noun)

    Examples

    1. The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary
  • a gesture that is part of a sign language (noun)
  • a public display of a message (noun)

    Examples

    1. he posted signs in all the shop windows
  • be engaged by a written agreement (verb)

    Examples

    1. He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18
    2. The soprano signed to sing the new opera
  • communicate in sign language (verb)

    Examples

    1. I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin
  • (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease (noun)

    Examples

    1. there were no signs of asphyxiation
  • place signs, as along a road (verb)

    Examples

    1. sign an intersection
    2. This road has been signed

See definition of sign in Merriam Webster

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