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sign British & World English

An object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else

sign English Thesaurus

flowers are often given as a sign of affection

V-sign British & World English

A sign resembling the letter V made with the first two fingers pointing up and the back of the hand facing outwards, used as a gesture of abuse or contempt

at sign British & World English

The symbol @

co-sign British & World English

Sign (a document) in order to guarantee a loan or other obligation

re-sign British & World English

Sign (a document) again

sign in British & World English

Sign a register on arrival (or departure), typically in a hotel

sign on British & World English

Commit oneself to employment, membership of a society, or some other undertaking

sign up British & World English

Commit oneself to a period of employment, education, or in the armed forces

sign-up British & World English

The action of enrolling for something or of enrolling or employing someone

call sign British & World English

A message, code, or tune that is broadcast by radio to identify the broadcaster or transmitter

hex sign British & World English

A design usually in the shape of a star, wheel, or rosette on a circular field. Formerly, hex signs were painted on barns, especially by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and were thought to ward off evil

high sign British & World English

A surreptitious gesture, often prearranged, giving warning or indicating that all is well

plus sign British & World English

The symbol +, indicating addition or a positive value

road sign British & World English

A sign giving information or instructions to road users

root sign British & World English

Another term for radical sign.

sign for British & World English

Sign a receipt to confirm that one has received (something delivered)

sign off British & World English

Conclude a letter, broadcast, or other message

sign-off British & World English

The conclusion of a letter, broadcast, etc.

star sign British & World English

A sign of the zodiac

sun sign British & World English

Another term for birth sign.

hard sign New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

a double prime ʺ used in transliterating Russian

sign-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

soft sign New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

single prime ʹ used in transliterating Russian

birth sign British & World English

The zodiacal sign through which the sun is passing when a person is born

dollar sign British & World English

The sign $, representing a dollar

Indian sign British & World English

A magic spell or curse

minus sign British & World English

The symbol −, indicating subtraction or a negative value

number sign British & World English

The sign #, used to introduce a number (as in question #2)

peace sign British & World English

A sign of peace made by holding up the hand with palm out-turned and the first two fingers extended in a V-shape

pound sign British & World English

The sign ‘£’, representing a pound sterling

rising sign British & World English

An ascendant sign

equals sign New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the symbol =; set with space before and after

division sign British & World English

The sign ÷, placed between two numbers showing that the first is to be divided by the second, as in 6 ÷ 3 = 2

negative sign British & World English

Another term for minus sign.

positive sign British & World English

Another term for plus sign.

radical sign British & World English

The sign √ which indicates the square root of the number following (or a higher root indicated by a preceding superscript numeral)

sign language British & World English

A system of communication using visual gestures and signs, as used by deaf people

traffic sign British & World English

A sign conveying information, an instruction, or a warning to drivers

victory sign British & World English

A signal of triumph or celebration made by holding up the hand with the palm outwards and the first two fingers spread apart to represent the letter V


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