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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sign  \Sign\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Signed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Signing}.]  [OE.  seinen  to  bless,  originally,  to  make  the 
  sign  of  the  cross  over  in  this  sense  fr  ASS.  segnian  (from 
  segn,  n.),  or  OF  seignier,  F.  signer,  to  mark,  to  sign  (in 
  sense  3),  fr  L.  signare  to  mark,  set  a  mark  upon  from 
  signum.  See  {Sign},  n.] 
  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. 
  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 
  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.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  language  expressed  by  visible  hand  gestures  [syn:  {sign 

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