There are 2 translations of sign in Spanish:

sign1

Pronunciation: /saɪn/

n

  • 1 1.1 c u (indication) señal (f), indicio (m) 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 [humorístico/humorous] arriba nadie ha dado señales de vida todavía [humorístico/humorous] 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 corren
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 c (omen) presagio (m)
  • 2 c (gesture) seña (f), señal (f) to make a sign to sb hacerle* una seña or una señal a algn he made signs to us to shut up nos hizo señas para que nos calláramos to make the sign of the cross hacerse* la señal de la cruz, santiguarse*
  • 3 c 3.1 (notice, board) letrero (m), cartel (m); (in demonstration) pancarta (f) 3.2
    (road sign)
    señal (f) (vial)
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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.
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    • 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 c 4.1 (symbol) símbolo (m); [Math] signo (m) plus/minus sign signo (de) más/menos 4.2 [Astrol] signo (m) the signs of the zodiac los signos del zodíaco what sign are you? ¿de qué signo eres?
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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.
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    • 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.

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Word of the day emprender
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to embark on …
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There are 2 translations of sign in Spanish:

sign2

vt

  • 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
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    • Outraged by the Government's threat to their sub post offices, people have signed petitions and written letters urging ministers to think again.
    • They don't hesitate to sign petitions, write letters or otherwise share their opinions.
    • The rest of the detainees wrote and signed a letter that they had witnessed the abuse, and went on a hunger strike.
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    • More than 200 people have already signed their names and written messages of support since the book opened.
    • ‘These homeless are bums, nothing but leeches on society,’ wrote a guy who signed himself Trav.
    • She never learned to write and could only sign her name with a cross.
    1.2 (hire) [actor] contratar; [player] fichar, contratar

vi

  • 1 1.1 (write name) firmar sign here, please firme aquí, por favor I'll sign for the delivery yo le firmo el recibo 1.2 [Busn] to sign (with sb) firmar un contrato (con algn) to sign with a club [Sport] firmar un contrato con un club, fichar por un club (Esp)
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    • When the Soviet Union signed the SALT I Treaty, it chose to build its ABM sites around Moscow and Leningrad.
    • Unsurprisingly, we are also selling to the Gaddafi government in Libya, another nation which has not signed the Chemical Weapons Convention.
    • In 1997, the U.S. and 65 other countries signed the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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    • He will need to find cover for the start of next season, be it in renewing a contract or signing a new player.
    • These clubs often wait for a contract to expire before signing a player, in order to eliminate any transfer fee involved.
    • Two years ago, 860 foreign-born players were signed to professional contracts by major league clubs.
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    • "We just signed to a new label called Anubis, " explains DJ / producer Nabi.
    • Perhaps the biggest key to his success is not signing to a major label.
    • The band has signed to Primary Voltage Records, who will put out their LP later this year.
  • 2 2.1 (gesture)to sign to sb to + inf she signed to me to start/sit down me hizo una seña or una señal para que empezara/me sentara 2.2 (use sign language) comunicarse* por señas
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    • Mr Maxwell, whose speciality is French and English starters, can lip read quite well but can only speak a few words, so he relies on signing to communicate.
    • After ripping a steel sink from its moorings, the ape - famous for using sign language - signed to claim that her tiny pet kitten had done the damage
    • She recently completed a Level One exam in sign-language, and signed to the audience what it means for her to be chosen to enter this competition.
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    • Jess shook her head and signed to Dani, gesturing to Courtney and back to Bran.
    • He signed at her, indicating the direction they were walking in with a vague point of his index finger.

v refl

  • to sign oneself firmarse she signed herself (as) M. Bell se firmaba M. Bell, firmaba con el nombre de M. Bell

Phrasal verbs

sign away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[rights/property] ceder, firmar la renuncia a he was signing his future away estaba renunciando a su futuro

sign for

v + prep + o
[goods/parcel] firmar el recibo de

sign in

v + adv [resident/visitor] firmar el registro (al llegar) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [guest] firmar por sign the book in firme el registro al devolver el libro

sign off

v + adv
1.1 [Rad] [TV] despedirse*, cerrar* la transmisión 1.2 (in letter) despedirse* 1.3 (BrE) [Soc Adm] darse* de baja

sign off (on) sth

v + prep + o
[accounts/proposal] dar* el visto bueno firmando, firmar aprobando

sign on

v + adv 1.1 (enlist) [recruit] alistarse, enrolarse, enlistarse (AmC, Col, Ven) 1.2 (BrE) [Soc Adm]anotarse para recibir el seguro de desempleo fichar (Esp) , sellar (Esp) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (hire) [workers] contratar; [soldiers] reclutar

sign out

v + adv [resident/visitor] firmar el registro (al salir) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o sign the book out firme el registro al retirar el libro

sign over

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[rights] firmar cediendo he signed everything over to her lo puso todo a nombre de ella

sign up

v + adv (for a course) inscribirse*, matricularse, anotarse (RPl) ; [soldiers] alistarse, enrolarse, enlistarse (AmC, Col, Ven) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [soldiers] reclutar; [player] fichar, contratar; [worker] contratar

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Word of the day emprender
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to embark on …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is a public holiday in Argentina (Día de la Independencia)