sign verb (WRITE)
Sign here, please.
She said the painting was by Picasso, but it wasn't signed.
- Getting the two leaders to sign a peace treaty was his greatest accomplishment.
- We can't sign the agreement yet - we'll have to play for time.
- He asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement when they got engaged.
- Can I nominate someone as a proxy to sign for me?
- Don't sign anything until you've read the small print.
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sign verb (BODY MOVEMENT)
signnoun [ C ]uk /saɪn/ us /saɪn/
sign noun [ C ] (NOTICE)
- The sign by the roadworks said 'Slow - heavy plant crossing'.
- The road sign points left.
- The sign on the gate said 'Private Property - No Admittance.'
- The sign on the wall said "Please refrain from smoking."
- He hung a sign on the door of the shop that said it would reopen at 11.
sign noun [ C ] (BODY MOVEMENT)
The priest made the sign of the cross (= made the shape of a cross by moving his hand between four points on his chest) when he entered the church.
- She made a sign to the others to come in.
- The conductor gave a sign for them to play louder.
- He made a sign to them to stand up.
- He pulled a face as a sign that he thought Tommy was talking rubbish.
- He made a spiral sign with his hand to indicate that they should turn.
sign noun [ C ] (SHOWING)
There is every sign that/All the signs are that the worst is over.
- Doug scanned the horizon for any sign of the boat.
- She searched his face for some sign of forgiveness, but it remained expressionless.
- The detectives searched the house from top to bottom , but they found no sign of the stolen goods.
- A common sign of dyslexia is that the sequencing of letters when spelling words may be incorrect.
- High rates of crime are considered by some people to be a sign of a sick society.