sign·age | \ ˈsī-nij \

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

While there are a few sculptural pieces not suitable for young children, they are relegated to a small gallery with cautionary signage and are easily avoided. Gaile Robinson, star-telegram, "The Modern goes big and bright with international art star Murakami retrospective," 8 June 2018 Just like many of Florida’s natural boardwalk attractions, this one is filled with signage. Richard Tribou,, "Explore Florida's Hendry County: Seminole history alive and well," 6 May 2018 In her spare time, the 71-year-old Oscar winner has managed to beautifully transform and sell a number of California homes — from a 1920s Spanish colonial style residence in Beverly Hills to a Pacific Palisades manse with some spunky signage. Rachel Swalin, ELLE Decor, "Diane Keaton's Former Laguna Beach Home Is On The Market For $16 Million," 23 May 2017 Jennifer Lantzas, public-art coordinator for the parks department, said her agency likes to provide some guidance, such as signage, at exhibits but wants visitors to draw their own conclusions. Maya Sweedler, WSJ, "Heavy Breathing in Manhattan Park Is Not What Anyone Thinks It Is," 2 July 2018 The damage, which included spray painting the historic memorial's parking signage, is listed at approximately $2,100, according to police. Aaron Randle, kansascity, "Police ask for help identifying Liberty Memorial vandals," 25 June 2018 Street signage will be visible on both the circle and Meridian Street, Morris said. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "IBJ is moving to Monument Circle," 22 June 2018 Strips of motels clustered together in offbeat places like Tucumcari, New Mexico, and many utilized the design styles and visual language of the day, blending neon signage, midcentury style, and occasionally, Polynesian and Native American themes. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Motel revivalism: How hipster hoteliers created a new roadside attraction," 22 June 2018 Neon orange signage on the windows: Luncheon Specials. Kara Baskin,, "The best Italian sub around, with mayo and memories," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of signage

1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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