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.

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Smith: The small clubhouse and much of the course are on the campus of Edmonds Community College and a smart dog could have done a better job of signage directing you to the course. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Teeing off: The game needs more quick, versatile courses like Lynnwood Golf Course," 16 July 2018 Both Riverbend and Coney Island have recently invested in new signage and police are on-hand to help guide you to parking lots. Cameron Knight,, "How to get to Riverbend without getting stuck in traffic," 6 July 2018 Each store removed all signage and product from their windows and replace it with a poster of the company’s statement following her death, which was posted on Instagram. Colleen Kratofil,, "Kate Spade New York Donates $1 Million to Suicide Prevention Following Founder's Death," 20 June 2018 Everything that could be saved will be repurposed when it is restored, including benches, signage, and brick pavers from the platform, Lindberg said. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Moving crews unearth past life of New Lenox depot," 5 June 2018 Over time, that lack of signage led to Chandrababu's focus on off-site, corporate and wedding catering. Marc Bona,, "Cafe Sausalito moving, changing focus in Cleveland," 17 Jan. 2018 Considering the damage already done to its brand, Papa John's can ill-afford to be fighting petty battles over stadium signage. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Bendapudi manages first University of Louisville crisis magnificently," 13 July 2018 Marijuana businesses In both Colorado and Michigan, municipalities may prohibit or limit the number of marijuana establishments and enact ordinances that restrict hours and signage. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "How Michigan's marijuana proposal differs from Colorado law," 12 July 2018 Although the changes, which have been in the works since February, are primarily happening inside the 51,000-square-foot store, a few alterations have happened outside, including new signage over entrances. Dewayne Bevil,, "Big World of Disney store renovation continues," 11 July 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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