sign·​age | \ ˈsī-nij How to pronounce signage (audio) \

Definition of signage

: signs (as of identification, warning, or direction) or a system of such signs

Examples of signage in a Sentence

Recent airport improvements include more lighting and better signage.

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The downtown public parking garage in Bel Air will be getting new striping and signage this summer, under a contract approved by the Board of Town Commissioners earlier this week. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Bel Air approves contracts for parking garage striping, Armory security upgrades," 22 June 2018 Some changes seemed a little iffy: Putting Big Boy on a diet to lose some of his chubby kid fat, new graphics and signage in stores. Polly Campbell,, "Polly Campbell: Coke back at Frisch's. Here's what it means," 18 June 2018 Her pink Double Happiness piece takes a cue from the typical ornamental design of the same name that usually punctuates Chinese weddings in the form of decor and signage. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, "Meet the Neon Light Artist Beloved by New York Cool Girls," 15 Jan. 2019 For One Court Square, one of the properties Amazon selected, the proposal highlighted the opportunity for highly visible signage atop the tower. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "New York Touted Real Estate, Eminent Domain in Bid for Amazon," 11 Dec. 2018 Universally hated and rejected, Johnson returned with what was essentially the same design, but this time with deconstructivist detailing and signage theoretically more in keeping with the area. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson," 6 Nov. 2018 Upstairs at the Inn, production designer Melissa Mae and her team were putting last minute touches on signage and wooden props. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Here’s What It’s Really Like on the Set of a Hallmark Christmas Movie," 22 Dec. 2018 For starters, there was the extent to which awareness of allergens—particularly gluten—seemed to be woven into Stockholm’s restaurant culture, from signage and staff training at foodservice establishments to menu selection and food quality. SELF, "I'm a Foodie With Celiac Disease. Here's Why I Love Traveling to Sweden," 25 Sep. 2018 Follow the trails past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens and a replica of an ‘ewaa (native Kumeyaay house). Linda Mcintosh,, "Vista Boys & Girls Club gala raises $85K news," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of signage

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of signage was in 1949

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English Language Learners Definition of signage

: signs or a system of signs used to show information about something (such as a business or a road)

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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