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sign  

EN[saɪn]
US
Fsigne
sign
  • NomPLsigns
    1. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
      1. Their angry expressions were a clear sign they didn't want to talk. ‎
      2. Those clouds show signs of raining soon. ‎
      3. Those clouds show little sign of raining soon. ‎
      4. Signs of disease are objective, whereas symptoms are subjective. ‎
      5. The hunters found deer sign at the end of the trail. ‎
    2. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
      1. The sign in the window advertised a room for rent. ‎
    3. A traffic sign.
      1. I missed the sign at the corner so I took the wrong turn. ‎
    4. A meaningful gesture.
      1. I gave them a thumbs-up sign. ‎
    5. Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols.
      1. The sharp sign indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step. ‎
    6. (astrology) An astrological sign.
      1. Your sign is Taurus? That's no surprise. ‎
    7. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity.
      1. I got the magnitude right, but the sign was wrong. ‎
    8. 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.
      1. NU Sign language in general.
        1. Sorry, I don't know sign very well. ‎
      2. An omen.
        1. "It's a sign of the end of the world," the doom prophet said. ‎
      3. (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient.
        1. A military emblem carried on a banner or standard.
        2. VerbeSGsignsPRsigningPT, PPsigned
          1. To make a mark.
            1. The Queen signed her letter with the regal signet.
            2. Meantime revolving in his thoughtful mind / The scar, with which his manly knee was sign'd […].
            3. Enquire the Iewes house out, giue him this deed, / And let him signe it […].
            4. I forgot to sign that letter to my aunt.
            5. Just sign your name at the bottom there.
            6. I received a letter from some woman who signs herself ‘Mrs Trellis’.
            7. Please sign on the dotted line.
            8. Agents say Wales back Gavin Henson has signed for Cardiff Blues.
            9. It was a great month. I managed to sign three major players.
          2. To make the sign of the cross.
            1. We receive this child into the congregation of Christ's flock, and do sign him with the sign of the cross.
            2. Shaking a fist at him with one fierce arm, / Signing himself with the other because of Christ.
          3. To indicate.
            1. I signed to Browne to make his retreat.
            2. He signed me that I should follow him through the doorway.
        3. Plus d'exemples
          1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
            • I think they've basically decided to go through with it, but they still have to sign on the dotted line.
            • There were no signs and no one quite knew how to navigate the museum, including, as it was Fleet Week, gaggles of boyish sailors all in their summer whites. It looked like a Frank Sinatra movie.
            • He was the last person to sign out of the building that night.
          2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
            • Signs of such conflicts could be seen in the protest against numeri clausi at universities
          3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
            • Two patients presented with occipitalgia, two patients presented with torticollis and three patients developed neurologic signs.

        Meaning of sign for the defined word.

        Grammaticalement, ce mot "sign" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes intransitif et un verbes transitif.
        • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
          1. Noms
            • Noms Dénombrable
              • Singularia tantum
                • Noms Indénombrable
              • Verbes
                • Verbes intransitifs
                  • Verbes transitifs
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                Liens Connexes:
                1. en signs
                2. en signal
                3. fr signal
                4. en signed
                5. en significance
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