Translation of "sign" - English-Spanish dictionary

sign

noun uk /saɪn/

A2 a symbol or message in a public place that gives information or instructions

señal, letrero
a road sign
a ‘no smoking’ sign

B1 something that shows that something is happening

señal, indicio
Flowers are the first sign of spring.
It’s a sign that things are improving.

B1 a movement you make to give someone information or tell them what to do

seña

a symbol that has a particular meaning

signo
a pound sign

one of the twelve signs that are based on star positions when you are born, which some people believe shows what type of person you are

signo del zodíaco
‘What sign are you?’ ‘I’m Capricorn.’
verb uk /saɪn/

B1 to write your name on something to show that you wrote, painted, or created it, or to show that you agree to it

firmar
He signs his letters ‘Prof. James D. Nelson’.
→ Phrasal verbs sign up

(Translation of “sign” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

sign

noun /sain/

a mark used to mean something; a symbol

señal
+ is the sign for addition.

a notice set up to give information (a shopkeeper’s name, the direction of a town etc) to the public

señal, panel, letrero
a road sign.

a movement (eg a nod, wave of the hand) used to mean or represent something

gesto, seña
He made a sign to me to keep still.

a piece of evidence suggesting that something is present or about to come

signo
There were no signs of life at the house and he was afraid they were away
Clouds are often a sign of rain.
signboard noun

a board with a notice

letrero, cartelera
In the garden was a signboard which read ’House for Sale’.
sign language noun

a system of communicating with people who cannot hear by using hand signals rather than spoken words.

Idioma de Signos
She communicates in sign language.
signpost noun

a post with a sign on it, showing the direction and distance of places

poste indicador
We saw a signpost which told us we were 80 kilometres from London.
sign in phrasal verb ( sign out)

to record one’s arrival or departure by writing one’s name

firmar el registro, registrarse
He signed in at the hotel when he arrived.
sign up phrasal verb

to join an organization or make an agreement to do something etc by writing one’s name

inscribirse, matricularse
He signed up for the darts competition.

to engage for work by making a legal contract.

contratar

(Translation of “sign” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)