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definition of the word sign

by the Wiktionnary

From Old French signe, from Latin signum, sign.

Singular
sign

Plural
signs

sign (plural signs)

  1. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
    Their angry expressions were a clear sign they didn't want to talk.
    Those clouds show signs of raining soon.
    Those clouds show little sign of raining soon.
  2. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
    The sign in the window said "for rent".
  3. A traffic sign.
    I missed the sign at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
  4. A meaningful gesture.
    I gave them a thumbs-up sign.
  5. Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols.
    The sharp sign indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step.
  6. An astrological sign.
    Your sign is Taurus? That's no surprise.
  7. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity.
    I got the magnitude right, but the sign was wrong.
  8. A linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages.
    What's the sign for "computer"?
  9. (uncountable) sign language in general
    Sorry, I don't know sign very well.
  10. An omen.
    "It's a sign of the end of the world," the doom prophet said.


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