Sign

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Definition

a sign: a notice, a board, a warning; an indication, a signal
noun
When you see a sign that says 'stop', it means you have to stop the vehicle.
You're showing signs of improvement. Your work is better than it was two months ago.
The return of your appetite is a good sign of a full recovery.
We can already see the signs of global warming. The polar ice caps are starting to melt.
There's still no sign of Luna. Where is she?

to sign: to write one's name or signature, to autograph
verb
I need you to sign here to make the contract official.

a signature: an autograph, an endorsement, a name written in one's own handwriting
noun

Examples

  • "Should any submissions be accepted for the ad, a waiver must be signed by the artist giving the company rights to feature it."
  • "We'll need a table for 6, and you'll need to sign these waivers."
  • "You signed the paperwork when you joined the company, but I guess you weren't paying attention!"
  • "PS: You'll all need to sign waivers agreeing not to sue if you get hurt or die."
  • "You're staying in the guesthouse, so if you just follow the signs past the stables, then take a left after the gazebo, you'll see the sauna."
  • "Marlene : Okay, I'll sign a deal."
  • "don't want to sign a contract and/or say they would like to be paid in cash."
  • "It appears that you neglected to sign the licensing contract for our co-branding deal in duplicate."
  • "Unless this contract is signed (in duplicate) by tomorrow, we will be forced to withdraw our 2.5 million dollar offer for the branding rights."
  • "Just sign this contract with me and you'll be going places!"

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