- 1 1.1 c and u (indication) señal (feminine), indicio (masculine) signs of improvement señales or indicios de mejoría I'm hungry — that's a good sign! tengo hambre — es (una) buena señal all the signs are that … todo parece indicar que … it was a sure sign of trouble ahead era una señal inequívoca de que se avecinaban problemas that's a sure sign of rain eso significa que sin duda va a llover he showed signs of wanting to leave dio muestras de querer irse he showed little sign of enthusiasm at the news demostró muy poco entusiasmo por la noticia there's no sign of life upstairs yet [humorous/humorístico] arriba nadie ha dado señales de vida todavía [humorous/humorístico] there's no sign of them yet todavía no han llegado there was no sign of him anywhere no estaba por ninguna parte, no había ni rastro de él it's a sign of the times es un indicio de los tiempos que correnMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (omen) presagio (masculine)
- Scottish rugby may still be a long way from this lamentable state of affairs but it could be argued that the warning signs are present.
- The warning signs were present; I just didn't recognize or act on them.
- He had visited Clements at her home to assess the dogs and said neither of them presented any signs of aggressive behaviour, even when he deliberately goaded them.
- If that happens, and the signs are increasingly that it will, a historic turning point will have been reached.
- But this time, the signs are very promising that change is on the way.
- Like future terrorist acts, we can't be absolutely certain what will happen, but all the signs are there.
- 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (notice, board) letrero (masculine), cartel (masculine); (in demonstration) pancarta (feminine) 3.2(road sign)señal (feminine) (vial)More example sentences
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- Some adults gave thumbs-up signs, others watched sullenly as the 60 vehicles, bristling with weapons, crawled past.
- At best, they receive a few quizzical stares, a couple of thumbs-up signs and a desperate waving of white flags.
- When he passed two of the men sitting mid-cabin, he gave a thumbs-up sign.
- Just about every pub displays a sign or notice advising women to keep an eye on their drinks.
- A teenaged driver who has been drinking beer does not notice the stop sign and hits the passenger side of the woman's car.
- Government, in the form of traffic lights and stop signs and rules and regulations for driving, is absolutely required.
- 4 countable/numerable 4.1 (symbol) símbolo (masculine); [Mathematics/Matemáticas] signo (masculine) plus/minus sign signo (de) más/menos 4.2 [Astrology/Astrología] signo (masculine) the signs of the zodiac los signos del zodíaco what sign are you? ¿de qué signo eres?More example sentences
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- If a planet is situated in a sign which opposes its own it is said to be in detriment, a word which literally means to be harmed or damaged.
- It is the sign associated with intemperance and a craving for emotional excitement and sensuality.
- In the water signs of Scorpio and Pisces we see a different expression of this energy.
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- In claiming, in this book, that language is essentially symbolic, I am alluding to the status of linguistic signs as symbols, rather than as icons or indexes.
- A symbol is a sign used to represent something other than itself.
- The short appoggiatura was then notated by the new sign.
- The sign of the constant of proportion, c, in the equation above, will determine whether the process is one of growth or of decay.
- Moreover, as just mentioned, the rate of adaptation negatively correlates with the sign of epistasis.
- The sign of the coefficient on this variable is the opposite of that for the Gini coefficient.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (write signature on) [check/contract/petition] firmar; [autograph] firmar the nations who signed the treaty los países que firmaron or [formal] suscribieron or rubricaron el tratado, los países signatarios del tratado [formal] to sign one's name firmar a signed copy un ejemplar firmado por el autor a signed confession una confesión por escrito the merger is now effectively signed and sealed la fusión ya se ha formalizado I want a proper contract, signed, sealed and delivered quiero un contrato con todas las de la ley 1.2 (hire) [actor] contratar; [player] fichar, contratar
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reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo
sign awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [rights/property] ceder, firmar la renuncia a he was signing his future away estaba renunciando a su futuro
sign forverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [goods/parcel] firmar el recibo de
sign in verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [resident/visitor] firmar el registro ([ al llegar ]) 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [guest] firmar por sign the book in firme el registro al devolver el libro
sign offverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] despedirse*, cerrar* la transmisión 1.2 (in letter) despedirse* 1.3 (British English/inglés británico) (stop receiving benefits) darse* de baja
sign off (on) sthverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [accounts/proposal] dar* el visto bueno firmando, firmar aprobando
sign on verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (enlist) [recruit] alistarse, enrolarse, enlistarse (Central America/América Central) (Colombia) (Venezuela) 1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (for benefits)[ anotarse para recibir el seguro de desempleo ] fichar (Spain/España) , sellar (Spain/España) 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (hire) [workers] contratar; [soldiers] reclutar
sign out verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [resident/visitor] firmar el registro ([ al salir ]) 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento sign the book out firme el registro al retirar el libro
sign oververb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [rights] firmar cediendo he signed everything over to her lo puso todo a nombre de ella
sign up verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (for a course) inscribirse*, matricularse, anotarse (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; [soldiers] alistarse, enrolarse, enlistarse (Central America/América Central) (Colombia) (Venezuela) 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [soldiers] reclutar; [player] fichar, contratar; [worker] contratar
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