sign out


signed out; signing out; signs 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
sign-out noun or adjective

Examples of sign out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like the Big Couloir, the North Summit Snowfield requires guests to ski with a partner, wear an avalanche beacon, and sign out with ski patrol. Gloria Liu, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 He was arrested in May 2022 in connection with drug charges -- a case that's still pending -- and another electronic device belonging to Lewis was signed out of the jail by an associate of Lewis, according to the affidavit. Tracy Neal, Arkansas Online, 3 Oct. 2023 De Los Santos, whom the Orioles signed out of the Dominican Republic in January 2021, was also near the bottom of the club’s top 30 to begin the season but has since fallen out of it. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 Parker made signs out of foam boards and directed pedestrians walking east and west with sidewalk chalk. Darnell Mayberry | , cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 Detectives learned the Nissan was a rental vehicle from the Indianapolis International Airport signed out by Dunbar. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2023 De León, whom the Orioles signed out of the Dominican Republic in December 2021, hasn’t allowed a run in his past 10 innings. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 29 Aug. 2023 Jansen spent 12 seasons in the majors with Los Angeles and 17 years in the organization after signing out of Curacao as a free agent catcher in November 2004. Julian McWilliams,, 26 Aug. 2023 Fluorescent bulbs are more prominent than sunlight and a sign out front is cracked and faded. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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

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Cite this Entry

“Sign out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

sign out

: to make a record of one's departure
have to sign out before getting off-line
: to record or approve the release or departure of
signed out the library books
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