sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason.
encouraging signs for the economy
mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance.
a mark of a good upbringing
token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible.
this gift is a token of our esteem
note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic.
a note of irony in her writing
symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition.
rampant crime is a symptom of that city's decay
The sign in the store window says “OPEN.”
After you get off the highway, follow the signs for Route 25.
He ran the stop sign.
There was a “For Sale” sign on the car.
All the signs point to him as the guilty party.
She ignored me, which was a sure sign that she was mad at me.
“The company called me in for a second interview.” “That's a good sign.”
It was a bad sign that he couldn't walk on the injured leg.
There are plenty of warning signs that the company is in danger of bankruptcy.
They bowed before the king as a sign of respect. VerbSign your name on the bottom line.
She met with fans and signed autographs.
Please sign at the bottom of the application.
You forgot to sign the document.
He was forced to sign the confession.
The contract was signed by both parties.
The author will be signing copies of his books today.
The contract should be signed, sealed, and delivered by tomorrow.
The team signed the pitcher to a three-year contract.
He is signed to a three-year contract. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
That said, friends and community are important to most people, and the fact that your wife has no interest in forming those connections could be a sign of depression.
Annie Lane, cleveland, 17 Nov. 2022 In additional, provisional ballots, which can be a sign of how many voters showed up to the wrong polling site but still cast a ballot, dropped from 9,759 in the 2018 general election to 6,192 this year.
Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022 To some critics, this was a sign of the end times, the end of art, the end of human artists.
Kevin Kelly, WIRED, 17 Nov. 2022 The chirp was unusually short, and there is no sign of a signal prior to the actual merger.
John Timmer, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2022 Click took the job in 2020 in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal and helped put together a team that was 28-14 in postseason games over three seasons, twice reaching the Series.
Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2022 Click and Baker were brought in after general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were fired for their roles in Houston's 2017-18 sign-stealing scandal.
Ronald Blum, Chron, 9 Nov. 2022 His new team was also about to be punished by Major League Baseball for a 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
Jeffrey Loria, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2022 The sign-stealing scandal cost then-GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch their jobs.
David K. Li, NBC News, 6 Nov. 2022
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has already expressed his desire to re-sign ace Justin Verlander in free agency, but a return to Houston in 2023 is no guarantee for the three-time Cy Young winner.
Michael Shapiro, Chron, 20 Nov. 2022 Childers also said the city needs to clarify the policy on who can sign a contract because department heads have signed contracts in the past.
Eplunus Colvin, Arkansas Online, 19 Nov. 2022 The majority will not get drafted and many will sign as UDFAs or get camp invites.
Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Nov. 2022 While the environment ministry is keen to accelerate the buildout of renewables, Behrens said, influential officials in the ministry of industry and trade are in no hurry to phase out fossil fuels or sign a deal asking them to do so.
Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 14 Nov. 2022 As this newfound focus on overall well-being shows no signs of slowing down, benefit packages and perks will assuredly remain a critical factor in the decision to remain with a company, or sign the dotted line with a prospective employer.
Alexandra Gotts, Fortune, 12 Nov. 2022 Later on, Al Fayed would sign a 50-year lease of the property, with the intent of restoring the home to its former splendor.
Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 12 Nov. 2022 The Yankees would like to re-sign Judge, general manager Brian Cashman said throughout the week.
Lindsey Adler, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2022 When they are hired by PSSI, workers sign paperwork assuming the risk of death and injury on the job, NBC News reported last year.
Julianne Mcshane, NBC News, 11 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English signe, from Anglo-French, from Latin signum mark, token, sign, image, seal; perhaps akin to Latin secare to cut — more at saw
Middle English, from Anglo-French signer, from Latin signare to mark, sign, seal, from signum