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1. sign

noun. ['ˈsaɪn'] a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened).

Synonyms

  • clue
  • token
  • clew
  • mark

Antonyms

  • deactivation
  • finish
  • end
  • ending

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Sign

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  • vanduyne
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How do you pronounce sign?

Pronounce sign as saɪn.

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Example sentences of the word sign


1. Noun, singular or mass
Have all your neighbors that are annoyed by the animal sign it.

2. Verb, base form
You decide those limits and sign off on them when you take out and renew the policy.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Check the bottom line before you sign.

Quotes containing the word sign


1. The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
- Maria Montessori

2. I was born with this. It's a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something's wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign.
- Steven Cojocaru

3. Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning

2. sign

verb. ['ˈsaɪn'] mark with one's signature; write one's name (on).

Synonyms

  • subscribe
  • rubricate

Antonyms

  • unify
  • wholly
  • contract in

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

3. sign

verb. ['ˈsaɪn'] approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation.

Synonyms

  • formalise
  • indorse
  • validate
  • ratify
  • formalize

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

4. sign

verb. ['ˈsaɪn'] be engaged by a written agreement.

Synonyms

  • endorse
  • execute
  • initial
  • indorse
  • undertake
  • autograph
  • contract
  • undersign
  • countersign
  • inscribe

Antonyms

  • misconstruction
  • outside
  • inside
  • misconception

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

5. sign

noun. ['ˈsaɪn'] a public display of a message.

Synonyms

  • guidepost
  • notice
  • placard
  • poster
  • street sign
  • communication
  • signpost
  • bill
  • posting

Antonyms

  • go off
  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

6. sign

noun. ['ˈsaɪn'] any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message.

Synonyms

  • starting signal
  • alert
  • whistle
  • communication
  • warning signal
  • start
  • alarum
  • high sign
  • bugle call
  • radiotelegraphic signal
  • input
  • telephone number
  • signaling
  • curfew
  • alarm
  • indicator
  • time signal
  • symbol
  • output signal
  • visual signal
  • retreat
  • ticktack
  • beam
  • recording
  • radio beacon
  • output
  • distress signal
  • drumbeat
  • all clear
  • telegraphic signal
  • dog-ear
  • input signal
  • number
  • signal
  • animal communication
  • whistling
  • radio beam
  • storm signal
  • distress call
  • electronic signal

Antonyms

  • death
  • arrive
  • stop
  • close

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

7. sign

noun. ['ˈsaɪn'] structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted.

Synonyms

  • signboard
  • shingle
  • hoarding
  • scoreboard
  • sandwich board
  • billboard
  • construction

Antonyms

  • unaware
  • stay in place
  • persuasion
  • dissuasion

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

8. sign

verb. ['ˈsaɪn'] engage by written agreement.

Synonyms

  • contract out
  • hire
  • employ
  • contract
  • engage
  • sign up

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

9. sign

noun. ['ˈsaɪn'] (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.

Synonyms

  • region
  • part
  • mansion
  • zodiac
  • planetary house
  • sign of the zodiac
  • star sign

Antonyms

  • widen
  • discharge
  • decode
  • gladden

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)

10. sign

noun. ['ˈsaɪn'] an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come.

Synonyms

  • portent
  • preindication
  • experience
  • foretoken
  • prodigy
  • augury
  • omen
  • presage
  • war cloud
  • prognostic

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • increase
  • expand
  • stretch

Etymology

  • signe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signare (Latin)
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