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

Monitors display Dell Technologies signage at the New York Stock Exchange. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Activist Investors Gain Clout as Stocks Tumble," 26 Dec. 2018 Despite ongoing boycotts and criticism, signage went up inside Trump Tower in New York in August 2017 announcing the first stand-alone Ivanka Trump store, which would open later that year. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Ivanka Trump's Fashion Brand Is Shutting Down," 24 July 2018 Most of the noncompliance findings were administrative, such as not completing paperwork as required or posting proper signage. Anchorage Daily News, "Audit finds 70 percent of British Columbia fish-processing plants do not comply with environmental regulations," 8 July 2018 Yogurt shops faced $2,100 in fines, largely for failing to prominently post signage that the scale was certified. Andrea Zelinski, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas Ag commissioner, BBQ pitmasters battle over a weighty issue," 3 July 2018 Beyond hacking, YouTube creators including Mr. Beast and Team 10 member Justin Roberts have taken out Times Square billboards and purchased signage around the US asking people to subscribe to PewDiePie. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "First printers, now the Wall Street Journal," 17 Dec. 2018 Perhaps most absurdly of all, Apple suggests that the Mac mini would be good for powering digital signage. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Mac mini review—a testament to Apple’s stubbornness," 23 Nov. 2018 While the building’s exterior is in the final throes of a restoration project—with the addition of, Apple has promised, only subtle company signage—most changes are actually happening inside. Andrew Zaleski, Curbed, "Can Apple stores be public spaces?," 3 Oct. 2018 Cricut Explore Air 2 Want to design your own clothing and accessories, create custom signage, hand crafted greeting cards, window decals, and beyond? Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "8 Gift Ideas for DIY Enthusiasts 2018," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of signage

1949, in the meaning defined above

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signal board

signal box

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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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