Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sign

11 senses of sign

Sense 1
sign, mark -- (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")
       => clue, clew, cue -- (evidence that helps to solve a problem)

Sense 2
sign -- (a public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows")
       => communication -- (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Sense 3
signal, signaling, sign -- (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped")
       => communication -- (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Sense 4
signboard, sign -- (structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards")
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 5
sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house -- ((astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided)
       => region, part -- (the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space")

Sense 6
sign -- ((medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphyxiation")
       => evidence, grounds -- (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling")

Sense 7
polarity, sign -- (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")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Sense 8
augury, sign, foretoken, preindication -- (an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God")
       => experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention")

Sense 9
sign -- (a gesture that is part of a sign language)
       => gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)

Sense 10
sign -- (a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure)
       => language unit, linguistic unit -- (one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed)

Sense 11
sign -- (a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign")
       => mathematical notation -- (a notation used by mathematicians)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sign

8 senses of sign

Sense 1
sign, subscribe -- (mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here")
       => write -- (communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week")
          Phrasal Verb-> sign in#1; sign away#1; sign over#1

Sense 2
sign, ratify -- (approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?")
       => validate, formalize, formalise -- (declare or make legally valid)

Sense 3
sign -- (be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera")
       => contract, undertake -- (enter into a contractual arrangement)

Sense 4
sign, contract, sign on, sign up -- (engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season")
       => hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

Sense 5
sign, signal, signalize, signalise -- (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")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 6
sign -- (place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 7
sign -- (communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 8
bless, sign -- (make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate)
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Antonyms of adj sign

1 sense of sign

Sense 1
gestural, sign (prenominal), signed, sign-language (prenominal) -- (used of the language of the deaf)

INDIRECT (VIA communicative) -> uncommunicative, incommunicative -- (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)

Similarity of adj sign

1 sense of sign

Sense 1
gestural, sign (prenominal), signed, sign-language (prenominal) -- (used of the language of the deaf)
       => communicative (vs. uncommunicative), communicatory -- (able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray)

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