- 做手势通知，做手势示意 ，打手势
- [C] 标记,符号 a standard mark; sth which is seen and represents a generally-known meaning
- [C] 手势,姿势,信号 a movement of the body intended to express a particular meaning or command; signal
- [C] 征兆,迹象 sth that shows or points to the presence or likely future existence of a particular condition, fact or quality
- vt. & vi. 签名,签字 write one's name as signature
- vt. & vi. 发信号,做手势 give sign to
a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);
"he showed signs of strain"
"they welcomed the signs of spring"
a public display of a message;
"he posted signs in all the shop windows"
any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message;
"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted;
"the highway was lined with signboards"
(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease;
"there were no signs of asphyxiation"
having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges);
"he got the polarity of the battery reversed"
"charges of opposite sign"
an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come;
"he hoped it was an augury"
"it was a sign from God"
a gesture that is part of a sign language
a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified;
"The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"
a character indicating a relation between quantities;
"don't forget the minus sign"
used of the language of the deaf
mark with one's signature; write one's name (on);
"She signed the letter and sent it off"
"Please sign here"
approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation;
"All parties ratified the peace treaty"
"Have you signed your contract yet?"
be engaged by a written agreement;
"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"
"The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
engage by written agreement;
"They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs;
"He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"
"The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
place signs, as along a road;
"sign an intersection"
"This road has been signed"
communicate in sign language;
"I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
- I talked with him by signs.
- The sign was no longer legible because much of the lettering had worn away.
- Make sure that the sign's the right way up.
- There are signs of political unrest in the country.
- Pay special attention to the sign of the answer.
- He signed his name on the cheque.
- The postman asked me to sign for the letter.
- She signed to us to stop talking.
- The sign means that cars cannot enter.
- Those signs pointed the route to be followed by visitors.
- The road signs confused the driver.
- The sign bears the shopkeeper's name.
- I'll be waiting for you at the entrance of the pub which has a sign painted with a red lobster.
- Deaf people talk with signs.
- I explained what I couldn't explain in words by signs.
- All the signs at the moment point to an early resumption of the fighting between the two countries.
- I could not write my name, so I made the sign of the cross.
- The shoulders of his uniform were piped with signs of his rank.
- All over the country are seen signs of prosperity.
- She passed close by me without a sign of recognition.
- At the mere mention of the name of the visitor, he pulled a face, which I took for a sign of disapproval.
- The woman scanned the doctor's face for a sign of hope.
- The doctor examined him but could find no sign of heart disease.
- Even to dream of seeing one's reflection in water is interpreted as a sign of death in many countries.
- A dark cloud is a sign of rain.
- A red sky in the morning is said to be a sign of bad weather.
- He climbed down at the first sign of opposition.
- I looked all over the place, but there was no sign of him anywhere.
- I could see no sign of life in the deserted town.
- The book bears all the signs of being the product of a ripe scholar.
- The roof of the new tunnel hasn't been properly supported; it shows signs of falling in.
- The traveller flashed up a sign to show passing motorists where he wanted to go.
- She put her finger to her lips as a sign to be quiet.
- She gave us a sign to leave the room.
- The conductor gave the engineer the sign to start.
- There is every sign to show that the enemy will retreat.
- He made a sign to me to withdraw.
- I saw no sign that he would change his mind.
- Foresee by every sign that it would rain before morning.
- Her irritable behaviour is a sure sign that she's worried about something.
- They waved the white flag as a sign that they wished to surrender.
- There are signs that the economy is improving.
- He refused to sign.
- Nothing shall reduce me to sign.
- When we arrive at the office each morning, we have to sign on the dotted line.
- The local football team has signed a new goalkeeper; he has signed for the local team.
- He signed a document.
- The foreign ministers signed the treaty.
- They are ready to sign the contract.
- He has forgotten to sign his name.
- Those who'd like to visit the exhibition sign your name here.
- He does not sign his contributions to the press.
- He didn't sign the register, that is to say,I've no record that he ever did.
- The imperialist powers forced the Qing Dynasty to sign a series of unequal treaties.
- The teacher signed his approval.
- The treaty was signed three days ago at Bucharest.
- The painting isn't signed so we don't know who it's by.
- Both sides should stick to the contract when it is signed.
- The will had never been signed.
- The hostilities ended when the truce was signed.
- Glancing to the door, he signed that he was ready to leave.
- The police signed to the driver that it was time to go.
- The policeman signed them to stop.
- The teacher signed me to enter.
- He signed her to lower her voice.
- He signed her to enter the room.
- The policeman signed for me to pull over to the curb.
- He signed to the waiter to bring the bill.
- The newspaper carried a signed article on the situation in the Middle East.
- a sign of the times
某时期的标志 thing that shows the nature of a particular period
- sign away (v.+adv.)
签字让出或放弃 lose by signing
sign sth ⇔ away
He has just signed away a fortune.
He signed away all his rights to the invention.
- sign in (v.+adv.)
通过签字(使)取得入场权 (cause to) gain admittance by signing
They signed in last night around eleven o'clock.
他们在昨晚十一时左右签到。sign sb ⇔ in
He signed us in to his club.
Can you find someone to sign me in?
- sign off (v.+adv.)
签字结束书信 end a letter by signingI've written far too much and had better sign off.我这封信写得太长了,最好就此落款结束。
- sign on (v.+adv.)
开始广播 begin to broadcast
He signed on yesterday and will start work on Monday.
他昨天签了合同,星期一就要上班。sign sb ⇔ on
They signed on a large number of casual labourers last week.
When did you sign on?
He signed on for nine years in the infantry.
It's time for you to sign on.
- sign out (v.+adv.)
签名离开 indicate one's departure by signing a register
He signed out at ten this morning.
他在今天上午十点签字离开。sign sb ⇔ out
I'll sign them out and guarantee their good behaviour.
He was the first to sign himself out that day.
- sign up (v.+adv.)
跟…签订合同 arrange a contract with
sign sb ⇔ up
He has signed up a new star for the series.
- bear signs of 佩带…标记
- look at a sign 看标记
- make a sign 做标记
- see a sign 看到标记
- hang up a sign 挂招牌
- post a sign 贴出告示
- put up a sign 贴出告示
- exhibit sign 现出迹象
- make no sign 没有迹象
- show signs of 显示迹象
- understand the signs of 明白…的信号
- give sb a sign 向某人示意
- mathematical signs 数学符号
- clear sign 明确的标记
- great sign 很大的牌子
- encouraging sign 令人鼓舞的迹象
- hopeful sign 希望的征兆
- pleasing sign 令人高兴的迹象
- vital signs 生命迹象
- welcome sign 可喜的迹象
- deaf-and-dumb signs 聋哑人的手势
- high sign (通过眼色〔手势〕传递的)暗号
- physical sign 体征
- call sign 呼叫信号
- dollar sign 美元的符号
- pub sign 酒吧招牌
- road sign 路标
- shop sign 商店招牌
- street sign 路标
- traffic sign 交通标志
- sign language 聋哑人的手语
- signs of agreement 同意的表示
- signs of catching cold 伤风的征兆
- signs of fear 畏惧的迹象
- signs of life 生命的迹象
- signs of murder 凶杀迹象
- signs of storm 暴风雨的预兆
- signs of suffering 痛苦的表情
- sign on the door 门上的牌子
- sign a cheque 在支票上签字
- sign a document 签署文件
- sign a letter 签署信件
- sign a painting 在画上签名
- sign a treaty 在条约上签字
- sign an agreement 在协议上签字
- sign one's name 签名
- sign sb's autograph book 在某人的签名册上签名
- sign the petition 在请愿书上签名
- sign authoritatively 官方地签署
- sign blindly 盲目地签字
- sign dejectedly 沮丧地签字
- sign delightfully 愉快地签字
- sign despairingly 绝望地签字
- sign felicitously 恰当地签字
- sign formally 正式签字
- sign handsomely 大方地签署
- sign hastily 仓促地签字
- sign immediately 立即签字
- sign indiscreetly 轻率地签字
- sign legally 合法地签字
- sign judiciously 审慎地签字
- sign nominally 名义上地签字
- sign perfunctorily 草率地签字
- sign precipitately 鲁莽地签字
- sign prudently 谨慎地签字
- sign recklessly 轻率地签字
- sign reluctantly 勉强地签字
- sign responsibly 负责任地签字
- sign secretly 秘密地签字
- sign solemnly 郑重地签字
- sign willingly 自愿地签字
- sign away 签字放弃(权利等)
- sign away one's rights 签字放弃权利
- sign in 签到,签收
- sign in at Health Club 在健康俱乐部签到
- sign off 广播电台宣布广播节目结束
- sign off at midnight 半夜停播
- sign out 签名以记录离去时间
- sign over 签字移交
- sign up for a job 签约参加工作
- sign up for a voyage to India 签约参加去印度的航行
He didn't answer, made..a confused sign with his head.出自： J. Gardner
He signed himself carefully with the Cross.出自： J. Agee
- sign用作名词时有“记号”的意思,转化为动词可作“签名”解,一般指人在文件、信件上签署自己的名字; sign作名词还可作“手势”解,转化为动词则是“做手势”的意思,指由于某种原因不能用语言表达或不想用口头方式交流的情况下用手势来表达某种意图。
- sign接以动词不定式充当宾语补足语的复合宾语时,充当宾语的名词或代词前有时可加介词for或to。在sign接that从句作宾语的句子中也可加上to sb。
- sign在句子I have signed the cheque中，后面不能加to，in或on；
- sign在句子He signed to her to enter the room（他做手势叫她进房间）中，后面跟的to可以省略，但一般不省略；
There were signs that the minister would resign.
- sign, mark, symbol, token
- 1.symbol指作为象征或表达某种深邃意义的特殊事物; sign指代表具有固定意义的一种简明的符号或标志; mark指在其他事物上留下的清晰可见的印痕或先天固有的标志; token指表示爱情、友谊等的纪念物或礼品等。例如:
- She had a silver peace symbol hanging on a chain around her neck.她有一个银制的和平标志挂在项链上。
- She put her finger to her lips as a sign to be quiet.她将手指放在唇上表示应安静。
- He gave his wife a ring as a token of his love.他给他爱人一枚戒指,作为爱情的象征。
- 2.sign与symbol相比较, sign的含义简单明了,容易体察,而symbol却含义深邃复杂。例如:
- I could not write my name, so I made the sign of the cross.我不会写我的名字,就画了一个十字。
- Jenny's husband gave her a ring as a token of their first meeting.珍妮的丈夫送她一枚戒指纪念他们的初次见面。
- Sign your name to the paper, please.
- Sign the paper, please.
- The policeman signed for me to stop.
- The policeman signed me to stop.
误 The stockings show sign of wear.
正 The stockings show signs of wear.
析 show signs of(表示“显出…的迹象”)一语中, sign习惯用复数。
- ☆ 13世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古法语的signe，意为记号；最初源自原始印欧语的sekw，意为指出。