sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason.
encouraging signs for the economy
mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance.
a mark of a good upbringing
token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible.
this gift is a token of our esteem
note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic.
a note of irony in her writing
symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition.
rampant crime is a symptom of that city's decay
Examples of sign in a Sentence
The sign in the store window says “OPEN.”
After you get off the highway, follow the signs for Route 25.
He ran the stop sign.
There was a “For Sale” sign on the car.
All the signs point to him as the guilty party.
She ignored me, which was a sure sign that she was mad at me.
“The company called me in for a second interview.” “That's a good sign.”
It was a bad sign that he couldn't walk on the injured leg.
There are plenty of warning signs that the company is in danger of bankruptcy.
They bowed before the king as a sign of respect. VerbSign your name on the bottom line.
She met with fans and signed autographs.
Please sign at the bottom of the application.
You forgot to sign the document.
He was forced to sign the confession.
The contract was signed by both parties.
The author will be signing copies of his books today.
The contract should be signed, sealed, and delivered by tomorrow.
The team signed the pitcher to a three-year contract.
He is signed to a three-year contract. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Best Ulta Beauty Cyber Monday Perfume Deals Ulta Beauty is pumping out fragrant savings with no sign of stopping.—Sarah Hoffmann, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 Past a red-and-blue neon sign, some old-timey pastoral paintings, and a dining room of people quietly spooning up borscht and mushroom barley, a pair of double doors opened to reveal about a hundred people stamping and shimmying.—Naaman Zhou, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 But the lawsuit is the first sign that Tesla’s business in Sweden—its fifth largest European market—has been affected by the blockade.—Morgan Meaker, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 Wedged in between, Innit's seven beach houses are the only signs of life.—Chris Schalkx, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Nov. 2023 Lake Men’s Poplin Pajama Set Lake Pima Long-Long Weekend Set
Rifle Paper Co.
Take this as your sign to go ham on Rifle Paper Co.'s ridiculously cute holiday decor and paper goods.—Malia Griggs, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 The return-to-office debates show no sign of abating.—Bysteve Mollman, Fortune, 26 Nov. 2023 Therefore, having weak and brittle nails, can definitely be a sign of a nutrient deficiency.—Christina Pérez, Vogue, 25 Nov. 2023 Investors will be watching what is typically one of the busiest shopping days of the year for signs that U.S. households are potentially growing more cautious on spending.—Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023
Guy Fieri has signed a new three-year deal with Food Network, which sources tell Variety is valued at more than $100 million.—Jennifer Maas, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 And over 24 countries, including Singapore, Qatar, and France, have signed agreements to facilitate transactions across borders.—Emilien Coquard, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Almost immediately after its passage, nearly 30 state Republicans signed a letter saying that the constitutional amendment does not repeal any existing Ohio law.—Shawna Mizelle, CBS News, 28 Nov. 2023 In addition to collaborations with Chinese companies, G42 has also signed agreements with American companies including Microsoft and Dell Technologies.—Edward Wong, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2023 In late October, a number of A-listers — Joaquin Phoenix, Cate Blanchett, Drake, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum, Andrew Garfield, Florence Pugh, Dua Lipa, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lopez, and Jon Stewart among them — signed an open letter to President Biden calling for a ceasefire.—Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 26 Nov. 2023 It was signed by then South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 during a brief reconciliatory mood between the two Koreas.—Joohee Cho, ABC News, 26 Nov. 2023 With the letter of intent signed, Dutcher can finally speak publicly about the under-the-radar prospect who orally committed a month ago.—Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 More and more, though, employers are requiring regular workers to sign those deals.—Maysoon Khan, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English signe, from Anglo-French, from Latin signum mark, token, sign, image, seal; perhaps akin to Latin secare to cut — more at saw
Middle English, from Anglo-French signer, from Latin signare to mark, sign, seal, from signum