sign is part of the Basic English 850.
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sign is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
sign

PronunciationEdit

HomophonesEdit

NounEdit

Singular
sign

Plural
signs

 
Signs to tell people which way to go
  1. A flat thing with a few words or pictures on it to tell people something.
    I saw a stop sign, so I stopped the car.

VerbEdit

Plain form
sign

Third-person singular
signs

Past tense
signed

Past participle
signed

Present participle
signing

 
Someone signing his name on a picture
  1. When someone signs a piece of paper, they write their signature on it.
    They signed a contract saying exactly who would do the work and how much money they would be paid.
  2. If a company signs someone, they hire them to work.