sign in


signed in; signing in; signs in

intransitive verb

: to make a record of arrival by signing a register or punching a time clock

transitive verb

: to record arrival of (a person) or receipt of (an article) by signing

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of sign in was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Sign in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

sign in

: to make a record of one's arrival or presence
use a password to sign in on the computer

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