sign out

verb
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

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 How to sign out of Gmail on any device:Keep your information private. Caitlin Mclean, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2022 Signing out of a location will sign out all devices associated with the location. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 19 July 2022 The legislation sought to compensate athletes for their accomplishments, popularity or social media presence rather than induce them to transfer or sign out of high school. Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 27 May 2022 The new owners chose to keep the name and the classic sign out front, which will eventually be illuminated again. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 With its puffy pink vinyl sign out front, seditionary manifestoes, rubber and leather fetish wear and T-shirts emblazoned with fragments of text from S&M novels, among other slogans, the store was also something not seen before. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 The sign out front at Uzumaki seems to be working, most of the time. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 According to a sign out front, none of her drivers ever received a speeding ticket. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2022 He was stopped at Wolf Road and Lake Forest with his stop sign out and red flashing lights activated. cleveland, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

15 Aug 2022

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“Sign out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20out. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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