sign out

signed out; signing out; signs out

Definition of sign out

intransitive verb

: to indicate departure by signing a register

transitive verb

: to record or approve the release or departure of signed out the library books for a week

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Other Words from sign out

sign-out \ ˈsī-​ˌnau̇t How to pronounce sign-out (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of sign out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s not like wearing a T-shirt with a candidate’s name on it or a party symbol or putting a yard sign out. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer ends Michigan's stay home order, allows bars and restaurants to reopen June 8," 1 June 2020 At the beginning of their shifts, workers sign out masks in their size. Donovan Slack And Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, "Reusable respirators protect doctors and nurses against coronavirus. They aren't in the national stockpile.," 3 Apr. 2020 And according to court documents, before the DNA tests were done, a glassine envelope which contained the paint chip was checked out overnight — signed out to the same criminalist who had matched the blood on it to Cooper. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Kevin Cooper case: Could new developments help death row inmate's bid for freedom?," 21 Mar. 2020 Eventually, State Police discovered that the ticket book came from the Boston Police Department and had been signed out to Curtis, records show. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Boston police officer allegedly mailed threatening note, fake ticket after road rage incident," 14 Jan. 2020 Interestingly, Chiang — signed out of Cleveland's farm system to a minor-league deal in December — is the third-best player on the Tigers, according to his rating. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "How the Detroit Tigers stack up digitally in 'MLB The Show 20'," 20 Mar. 2020 The sign out front notes that the Food Bank distribution comes on the second Saturday of each month. John Maccormack,, "At Kenney’s Food Store, the friendships go back decades," 15 Feb. 2020 One Cheyenne store selling gravestones boasted on a sign out front that it is allowed to remain open during the crisis. Robert Klemko, Anchorage Daily News, "Wyoming, relatively spared by virus thus far, weighs safety and freedoms," 21 Apr. 2020 The six high school players who did sign out of the 11th round agreed to an average bonus of $417,000. Peter Abraham,, "Sebastian Keane has no regrets about turning down Red Sox for Northeastern," 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sign out

1903, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of sign out was in 1903

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27 Jun 2020

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“Sign out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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