Associations to the word «Signing»

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SIGN, noun. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
SIGN, noun. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
SIGN, noun. A traffic sign.
SIGN, noun. A meaningful gesture.
SIGN, noun. Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols.
SIGN, noun. (astrology) An astrological sign.
SIGN, noun. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity.
SIGN, noun. A specific gesture or motion used to communicate by those with speaking or hearing difficulties; now specifically, a linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages.
SIGN, noun. (uncountable) Sign language in general.
SIGN, noun. An omen.
SIGN, noun. (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient.
SIGN, noun. A military emblem carried on a banner or standard.
SIGN, verb. To make a mark
SIGN, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To seal (a document etc.) with an identifying seal or symbol. [from 13th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive) To mark, to put or leave a mark on. [from 14th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive) To validate or ratify (a document) by writing one's signature on it. [from 15th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive) More generally, to write one's signature on (something) as a means of identification etc. [from 15th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive or reflexive) To write (one's name) as a signature. [from 16th c.]
SIGN, verb. (intransitive) To write one's signature. [from 17th c.]
SIGN, verb. (intransitive) To finalise a contractual agreement to work for a given sports team, record label etc. [from 19th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive) To engage (a sports player, musician etc.) in a contract. [from 19th c.]
SIGN, verb. To make the sign of the cross
SIGN, verb. (transitive) To bless (someone or something) with the sign of the cross; to mark with the sign of the cross. [from 14th c.]
SIGN, verb. (reflexive) To cross oneself. [from 15th c.]
SIGN, verb. To indicate
SIGN, verb. (intransitive) To communicate using a gesture or signal. [from 16th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive) To communicate using gestures to (someone). [from 16th c.]
SIGN, verb. (intransitive) To use sign language. [from 19th c.]
SIGN, verb. (transitive) To furnish (a road etc.) with signs. [from 20th c.]
SIGN BIT, noun. (computing) The bit in the representation of a number indicating whether it is negative or positive; applicable to both twos complement and signed magnitude representations.
SIGN FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) Synonym for the signum function.
SIGN FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of sign function
SIGN IN, verb. (idiomatic) To sign one's name on a list when entering somewhere.
SIGN IN, verb. (computing) To take some action to access a secured program or web page on a computer; to log in.
SIGN INTO LAW, verb. (US) (of an elected executive) To sign legislation as a mark of official approval
SIGN LANGUAGE, noun. (countable) One of several natural languages, typically used by the deaf, where the words and phrases consist of hand shapes, motions, positions, and facial expressions.
SIGN LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) The sign language (sense 1) that is used locally or that is mistakenly believed to be the only one.
SIGN LANGUAGE, noun. (uncountable) Sign languages (sense 1) considered collectively.
SIGN LANGUAGE, noun. (countable or uncountable) Communication through gestures used when speech is impossible, for example, between monks under a vow of silence or people speaking different languages.
SIGN LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of sign language
SIGN OF THE CROSS, noun. (Christianity) A gesture of the hand moving over the front of one's body in the shape of a cross made as part of ritual or to invoke divine protection.
SIGN OF THE TIMES, noun. (idiomatic) A symbol of an era.
SIGN OFF, noun. (broadcasting) Term used to describe the closing of a radio or television station's studios and cessation of a broadcasting signal, usually during the overnight hours.
SIGN OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To log off; to stop using a computer, radio, etc., especially to stop talking.
SIGN OFF, verb. (broadcasting) To cease broadcasting a radio or television signal, usually at the end of a broadcasting day.
SIGN OFF, verb. (followed by “on”) to give one's official approval to something for which it is needed
SIGN OFFS, noun. Plural of sign off
SIGN ON, noun. (broadcasting) The time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.
SIGN ON, verb. To join something, after signing.
SIGN ON, verb. To commit oneself, as to a project, a goal, on organization, a cause.
SIGN ON, verb. (broadcasting) To begin broadcasting a radio or television signal, usually at the beginning of a broadcasting day and after being off the air for several hours.
SIGN ON, verb. (idiomatic) To log on; to start using a computer, radio, etc., or to start talking.
SIGN ON, verb. (UK) (intransitive) To receive unemployment benefits.
SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To formalize an agreement.
SIGN OUT, verb. To sign your name as an indication that you are leaving some location; to take some action to indicate you are leaving a secured program or web page on a computer.
SIGN OVER, verb. (transitive) to sign a document transferring property or rights to somebody else
SIGN UP, verb. (transitive) To add a name to the list of people who are participating in something.
SIGN UP, verb. (intransitive) To add one's own name to the list of people who are participating in something (including amateur, but not professional, teams)
SIGN UP, verb. (intransitive) To agree to purchase some good or service.

Dictionary definition

SIGN, noun. A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring".
SIGN, noun. A public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows".
SIGN, noun. Any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped".
SIGN, noun. Structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards".
SIGN, noun. (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.
SIGN, noun. (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphyxiation".
SIGN, noun. Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign".
SIGN, noun. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God".
SIGN, noun. A gesture that is part of a sign language.
SIGN, noun. A fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure.
SIGN, noun. A character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign".
SIGN, verb. Mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here".
SIGN, verb. Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?".
SIGN, verb. Be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera".
SIGN, verb. Engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season".
SIGN, verb. Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu".
SIGN, verb. Place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed".
SIGN, verb. Communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin".
SIGN, verb. Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate.
SIGN, adjective. Used of the language of the deaf.

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