Sign v. t. [imp. & p. p. Signed p. pr. & vb. n. Signing.]
1. To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify.
I signed to Browne to make his retreat. --Sir W. Scott.
2. To make a sign upon; to mark with a sign.
We receive this child into the congregation of Christ's flock, and do sign him with the sign of the cross. --Bk. of Com Prayer.
3. To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to subscribe in one's own handwriting.
Inquire the Jew's house out, give him this deed,
And let him sign it. --Shak.
4. To assign or convey formally; -- used with away.
5. To mark; to make distinguishable.
n : language expressed by visible hand gestures [syn: sign