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.
A public display of a message.
Dutch: bord, paneel, schild
Any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message:
— Signals from the boat suddenly stopped.
Structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted:
— The highway was lined with signboards.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
astrology One of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided.
Polish: znak zodiaku
medicine Any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease.
Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges):
— Charges of opposite sign.
An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come:
— It was a sign from God.
A gesture that is part of a sign language.
Dutch: bord, gebaar, gebarentaal, geste, ik heb dorst, teken, wenk
A fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified.
A character indicating a relation between quantities.
Polish: symbol matematyczny, znak matematyczny
Mark with one's signature; write one's name (on):
— She signed the letter and sent it off.
— Please sign here.
Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation:
— Have you signed your contract yet?.
Dutch: bekrachtigen, ondertekenen, ratificeren, signeren, tekenen
Be engaged by a written agreement.
Engage by written agreement:
— They signed two new pitchers for the next season.
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.
Place signs, as along a road.
Communicate in sign language.
Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate.
Moby thesaurus: OK, Roman candle, abandon, abnormality, accent, accent mark, accept, accredit, acute disease, adumbration, advertisement, affection, affirm, affliction, agent, agree on terms, aid to navigation, ailment, alarm, allergic disease ... show more.
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