- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to write your name on a document, letter, etc. to show that you have written it, that you agree with what it says, or that it is genuine Sign here, please. sign something Sign your name here, please. You haven't signed the letter. to sign a check The treaty was signed on March 24. The player was signing autographs for a group of fans. see also cosign contract
- 2 [transitive, intransitive] to arrange for someone, for example a sports player or musician, to sign a contract agreeing to work for your company; to sign a contract agreeing to work for a company sign somebody The team has just signed a new pitcher. sign for something He signed for the team yesterday. sign with something The band has signed with a new label. for deaf person
- 3[intransitive, transitive] to use sign language to communicate with someone She learned to sign to help her deaf child. sign something An increasing number of plays are now being signed.
- noun the signers of the petition signers communicating information to deaf peopleIdioms
your nameverbjump to other results
NAmE//saɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sign
he / she / it signs
past simple signed
-ing form signing
signerjump to other results
definite, because all the legal documents have been signed
signed and sealed, signed, sealed, and deliveredjump to other results
to sign a document to show that you have agreed to buy something or do something Just sign on the dotted line and the car is yours.
sign on the dotted line (informal)jump to other results
to make a promise never to drink alcohol Phrasal Verbssign somethingawaysign for somethingsign in/outsign offsign somethingoffsign off on somethingsign somethingover (to somebody)sign up/onsign up (for something)sign up to something
sign/take the pledge (old-fashioned)jump to other results