Synonyms for (noun) sign

Synonyms: sign, signboard

Definition: structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

Usage: the highway was lined with signboards

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons


Synonyms: sign, mark

Definition: a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)

Usage: he showed signs of strain; they welcomed the signs of spring

Similar words: cue, clew, clue

Definition: evidence that helps to solve a problem


Synonyms: sign, signal, signaling

Definition: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

Usage: signals from the boat suddenly stopped

Similar words: communication

Definition: something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups


Synonyms: sign

Definition: a public display of a message

Usage: he posted signs in all the shop windows

Similar words: communication

Definition: something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups


Synonyms: sign

Definition: a character indicating a relation between quantities

Usage: don't forget the minus sign

Similar words: mathematical notation

Definition: a notation used by mathematicians


Synonyms: sign

Definition: a gesture that is part of a sign language

Similar words: gesture, motion

Definition: the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals


Synonyms: sign

Definition: a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

Usage: The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary--de Saussure

Similar words: linguistic unit, language unit

Definition: one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed


Synonyms: augury, foretoken, sign, preindication

Definition: an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

Usage: he hoped it was an augury; it was a sign from God

Similar words: experience

Definition: an event as apprehended

Usage: a surprising experience; that painful experience certainly got our attention


Synonyms: planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign, house, mansion

Definition: (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Similar words: region, part

Definition: the extended spatial location of something

Usage: the farming regions of France; religions in all parts of the world; regions of outer space


Synonyms: polarity, sign

Definition: having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)

Usage: he got the polarity of the battery reversed; charges of opposite sign

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities


Synonyms: sign

Definition: (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

Usage: there were no signs of asphyxiation

Similar words: grounds, evidence

Definition: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

Usage: the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Synonyms for (verb) sign

Synonyms: bless, sign

Definition: make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate

Similar words: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave


Synonyms: sign

Definition: be engaged by a written agreement

Usage: He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18; The soprano signed to sing the new opera

Similar words: undertake, contract

Definition: enter into a contractual arrangement


Synonyms: sign

Definition: communicate in sign language

Usage: I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: sign, subscribe

Definition: mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)

Usage: She signed the letter and sent it off; Please sign here

Similar words: write

Definition: communicate or express by writing

Usage: Please write to me every week


Synonyms: sign, signal, signalise, signalize

Definition: communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

Usage: He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture; The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: sign

Definition: place signs, as along a road

Usage: sign an intersection; This road has been signed

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: sign, sign on, sign up, contract

Definition: engage by written agreement

Usage: They signed two new pitchers for the next season

Similar words: hire, employ, engage

Definition: engage or hire for work

Usage: They hired two new secretaries in the department; How many people has she employed?


Synonyms: sign, ratify

Definition: approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

Usage: All parties ratified the peace treaty; Have you signed your contract yet?

Similar words: formalise, formalize, validate

Definition: declare or make legally valid

Synonyms for (adjective) sign

Synonyms: gestural, sign, sign-language, signed

Definition: used of the language of the deaf

Similar words: communicative, communicatory

Definition: able or tending to communicate

Usage: was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew- W.M.Thackeray