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 most frustrating aspect of my ride was the lack of signage that made navigating the trail to the Virginia station almost impossible. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Guadalupe Trail in need of improvement for cyclists," 8 July 2019 Sigley's last tweet was sent Monday, in Korean and English, showing new signage above the Ryugyong Hotel -- the infamous uncompleted North Korean skyscraper which some have dubbed one of the world's ugliest buildings. Paula Hancocks And Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Australian student in North Korea reported missing after family loses contact with him for 2 days," 27 June 2019 The space will get new floor and wall finishes, lighting and furniture as well as new signage. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Brookfield Properties launching renovations at Total Plaza," 24 June 2019 Accompanying a CBS News journalist, Cotton found incorrect and missing braille at a branch of the D.C. Public Library, which had a notable lack of braille signage and no labeling of audio books, which are a common way of reading for the blind. Steve Dorsey, CBS News, "Bad braille plagues buildings across U.S., CBS News Radio investigation finds," 28 June 2019 Planned aesthetic changes include decorative lighting, new signage and landscaping. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Open house to be held for public on proposed changes to River Road in downtown Louisville," 24 June 2019 Dardeen would be allowed three-quarters of a square foot of signage per lineal foot of building. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Plans underway for 12 new homes, equipment sales business," 11 June 2019 The main roads are well-maintained and have ample signage for the most popular wineries. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Already been to Napa Valley? Next head south to Mexico's wine country, Valle de Guadalupe," 6 June 2019 The locations, which are clearly marked with signage, are: — Water Street Square, the former parking Lot B, across from City Hall on Water Street between Downer Place and Benton Street. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora offers regular spots for food trucks," 14 June 2019

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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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