a sign of the times

Definition of a sign of the times

  1. :  something that shows the kinds of things that are happening, popular, important, etc., in a culture at a particular period in history Having metal detectors in schools is a sign of the times.

Word by Word Definitions

signplay
  1. :  a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known

    :  signal

    :  a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function

  1. :  cross

    :  to place a sign on or mark by signs

    :  to represent or indicate by a sign

timesplay
  1. :  multiplied by


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