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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /saɪn/ * Rhymes: -aɪn * Homophone: sine

  • IPA(key): /saɪn/
  • Rhymes: -aɪn
  • Homophone: sine

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Old French _signe_, from Latin _signum_ (“a mark, sign, token”); root uncertain. NOUN SIGN (_plural_ SIGNS) * (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication. _Their angry expressions were a clear SIGN they didn't want to talk._ _Those clouds show SIGNS of raining soon._ _Those clouds show little SIGN of raining soon._ _SIGNS of disease are objective, whereas symptoms are subjective._ _The hunters found deer SIGN at the end of the trail._ * A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures. _The SIGN in the window advertised a room for rent._ * Macaulay The shops were, therefore, distinguished by painted SIGNS, which gave a gay and grotesque aspect to the streets. * A traffic sign. _I missed the SIGN at the corner so I took the wrong turn._ * A meaningful gesture. _I gave them a thumbs-up SIGN._ * Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols. _The sharp SIGN indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step._ * (astrology) An astrological sign. _Your SIGN is Taurus? That's no surprise._ * (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity. _I got the magnitude right, but the SIGN was wrong._ * A specific gesture or motion used to communicate by those with speaking or hearing difficulties; now specifically, a linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages. * 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, II.12: And why not, as well as our dumbe men dispute, argue and tell histories by SIGNES? * 2007, Marcel Danesi, _The Quest for Meaning_: In American Sign Language (ASL), for instance, the SIGN for 'catch' is formed with one hand (in the role of agent) moving across the body (an action) to grasp the forefinger of the other hand (the patient). * (uncountable) Sign language in general. _Sorry, I don't know SIGN very well._ * An omen. _"It's a SIGN of the end of the world," the doom prophet said._ * (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient. * A military emblem carried on a banner or standard. (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?) DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

From Old French signe, from Latin signum (a mark, sign, token); root uncertain.

Noun

sign (plural signs)

  1. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
    Their angry expressions were a clear sign they didn't want to talk.
    Those clouds show signs of raining soon.
    Those clouds show little sign of raining soon.
    Signs of disease are objective, whereas symptoms are subjective.
    The hunters found deer sign at the end of the trail.
  2. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
    The sign in the window advertised a room for rent.
  3. A traffic sign.
    I missed the sign at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
  4. A meaningful gesture.
    I gave them a thumbs-up sign.
  5. Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols.
    The sharp sign indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step.
  6. (astrology) An astrological sign.
    Your sign is Taurus? That's no surprise.
  7. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity.
    I got the magnitude right, but the sign was wrong.
  8. A specific gesture or motion used to communicate by those with speaking or hearing difficulties; now specifically, a linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages.
  9. (uncountable) Sign language in general.
    Sorry, I don't know sign very well.
  10. An omen.
    "It's a sign of the end of the world," the doom prophet said.
  11. (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient.
  12. A military emblem carried on a banner or standard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Anglo-Norman _seigner_, _seiner_ et al., Old French _signer_ et al., and their source, Latin _signāre_ (“to mark, seal, indicate, signify”), from _signum_ (“a mark, sign”); see Etymology 1, above. Compare _sain_. VERB SIGN (_third-person singular simple present_ SIGNS, _present participle_ SIGNING, _simple past and past participle_ SIGNED) * To make a mark * (transitive, now rare) To seal (a document etc.) with an identifying seal or symbol. [from 13th c.] _The Queen SIGNED her letter with the regal signet._ * (transitive) To mark, to put or leave a mark on. [from 14th c.] * 1726, Elijah Fenton, _The Odyssey of Homer_: Meantime revolving in his thoughtful mind / The scar, with which his manly knee was SIGN'D […]. * (transitive) To validate or ratify (a document) by writing one's signature on it. [from 15th c.] * C. 1597, William Shakespeare, _The Merchant of Venice_: Enquire the Iewes house out, giue him this deed, / And let him SIGNE it […]. * (transitive) More generally, to write one's signature on (something) as a means of identification etc. [from 15th c.] _I forgot to SIGN that letter to my aunt._ * (transitive or reflexive) To write (one's name) as a signature. [from 16th c.] _Just SIGN your name at the bottom there._ _I received a letter from some woman who SIGNS herself ‘Mrs Trellis’._ * (intransitive) To write one's signature. [from 17th c.] _Please SIGN on the dotted line._ * (intransitive) To finalise a contractual agreement to work for a given sports team, record label etc. [from 19th c.] * 2011, _The Guardian_, (headline), 18 Oct 2011: Agents say Wales back Gavin Henson has SIGNED for Cardiff Blues. * (transitive) To engage (a sports player, musician etc.) in a contract. [from 19th c.] _It was a great month. I managed to SIGN three major players._ * To make the sign of the cross * (transitive) To bless (someone or something) with the sign of the cross; to mark with the sign of the cross. [from 14th c.] * Book of Common Prayer We receive this child into the congregation of Christ's flock, and do SIGN him with the sign of the cross. * 1971, Keith Thomas, _Religion and the Decline of Magic_, Folio Society 2012, p. 34: At the baptismal ceremony the child was […] SIGNED with the cross in holy water. * (reflexive) To cross oneself. [from 15th c.] * 1855, Robert Browning, _Men and Women_: Shaking a fist at him with one fierce arm, / SIGNING himself with the other because of Christ. * To indicate * (intransitive) To communicate using a gesture or signal. [from 16th c.] * Sir Walter Scott: I SIGNED to Browne to make his retreat. * (transitive) To communicate using gestures to (someone). [from 16th c.] _He SIGNED me that I should follow him through the doorway._ * (intransitive) To use sign language. [from 19th c.] * (transitive) To furnish (a road etc.) with SIGNS. [from 20th c.] DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

From Anglo-Norman seigner, seiner et al., Old French signer et al., and their source, Latin signāre (to mark, seal, indicate, signify), from signum (a mark, sign); see Etymology 1, above. Compare sain.

Verb

sign (third-person singular simple present signs, present participle signing, simple past and past participle signed)

  1. To make a mark
    1. (transitive, now rare) To seal (a document etc.) with an identifying seal or symbol. [from 13th c.]
      The Queen signed her letter with the regal signet.
    2. (transitive) To mark, to put or leave a mark on. [from 14th c.]
    3. (transitive) To validate or ratify (a document) by writing one's signature on it. [from 15th c.]
    4. (transitive) More generally, to write one's signature on (something) as a means of identification etc. [from 15th c.]
      I forgot to sign that letter to my aunt.
    5. (transitive or reflexive) To write (one's name) as a signature. [from 16th c.]
      Just sign your name at the bottom there.
      I received a letter from some woman who signs herself ‘Mrs Trellis’.
    6. (intransitive) To write one's signature. [from 17th c.]
      Please sign on the dotted line.
    7. (intransitive) To finalise a contractual agreement to work for a given sports team, record label etc. [from 19th c.]
    8. (transitive) To engage (a sports player, musician etc.) in a contract. [from 19th c.]
      It was a great month. I managed to sign three major players.
  2. To make the sign of the cross
    1. (transitive) To bless (someone or something) with the sign of the cross; to mark with the sign of the cross. [from 14th c.]
    2. (reflexive) To cross oneself. [from 15th c.]
  3. To indicate
    1. (intransitive) To communicate using a gesture or signal. [from 16th c.]
    2. (transitive) To communicate using gestures to (someone). [from 16th c.]
      He signed me that I should follow him through the doorway.
    3. (intransitive) To use sign language. [from 19th c.]
    4. (transitive) To furnish (a road etc.) with signs. [from 20th c.]
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* sign in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * sign in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* gins, ings, nigs, sing, sing., snig


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