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[saɪn] noun I
1) [C/U] a piece of evidence that something exists or is happening
Syn:
I couldn't see any sign of progress.[/ex]
He had somehow missed the signs that she was upset.[/ex]
2) [C] a flat object with words or pictures on it, put in a public place in order to provide information or to advertise something
a flashing neon sign[/ex]
Turn right and follow the signs to the zoo.[/ex]
3) [C] a movement or sound that you make in order to tell someone something
Syn:
signal
He made a sign to me to leave.[/ex]
4) [C] a written symbol that has a particular meaning, for example % meaning ‘per cent' or $ meaning ‘dollar'
a multiplication/division sign[/ex]
5) [C] a star sign
I'm a Scorpio. What sign are you?[/ex]
II
verb
sign */[saɪn]
1) [I/T] to write your name on something in order to show that you have written it, or that you agree with what is written on it
You haven't signed Rory's birthday card yet.[/ex]
Please sign and date the form.[/ex]
A trade agreement was signed today by the US and China.[/ex]
2) [T] to officially employ someone to work for a particular organization
The team needs to sign some new players.[/ex]
3) [I/T] to communicate using SIGN LANGUAGE
See:
- sign sth away
- sign for sth
- sign (sb) in
- sign on
- sign (sb) out
- sign sth over
- sign up
- sign sb up

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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