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anglais > français
     1. n. Panneau (routier, de rue) ; panonceau ; pancarte (sur un mur, une vitrine, etc.) ; affiche (publicitaire), écriteau (handmade sign).
     2. n. Enseigne (emblème).
           Since the Middle Ages, the sign for a barber has been a pole with red and white stripes.
     3. n. Signe, indication, preuve, témoignage.
           sign of the times
           If I am wrong, then let the gods give us a sign.
     4. n. Signal.
     5. v. Signer un document, une lettre.
     6. v. Transmettre un message par signes.
     7. v. Signer.
     8. v. Communiquer en langue des signes.
anglais > anglais
     1. n. (sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
           Their angry expressions were a clear sign they didn't want to talk.
           Those clouds show signs of raining soon.
           Those clouds show little sign of raining soon.
           Signs of disease are objective, whereas symptoms are subjective.
           The sharp sign indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step.
           I gave them a thumbs-up sign.
     2. n. (North America, AU) Physical evidence left by an animal.
           The hunters found deer sign at the end of the trail.
     3. n. A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
           The sign in the window advertised a room for rent.
           I missed the sign at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
     4. n. A wonder; miracle; prodigy.
     5. n. (astrology) An astrological sign.
           Your sign is Taurus? That's no surprise.
     6. n. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity. (Note: it is improper to place a sign on the number zero)
           I got the magnitude right, but the sign was wrong.
     7. n. A specific gesture or motion used to communicate by those with speaking or hearing difficulties; now specifically, a linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages.
     8. n. Sign language in general.
           Sorry, I don't know sign very well.
     9. n. An omen.
           "It's a sign of the end of the world," the doom prophet said.
     10. n. (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient.
     11. n. A military emblem carried on a banner or standard.
     12. v. To make a mark
     13. v.          (transitive, now rare) To seal (a document etc.) with an identifying seal or symbol.
                    The Queen signed her letter with the regal signet.
     14. v.          To mark, to put or leave a mark on.
     15. v.          To validate or ratify (a document) by writing one's signature on it.
     16. v.          More generally, to write one's signature on (something) as a means of identification etc.
                    I forgot to sign that letter to my aunt.
     17. v.          (transitive or reflexive) To write (one's name) as a signature.
                    Just sign your name at the bottom there.
                    I received a letter from some woman who signs herself ‘Mrs Trellis’.
     18. v.          (intransitive) To write one's signature.
                    Please sign on the dotted line.
     19. v.          (intransitive) To finalise a contractual agreement to work for a given sports team, record label etc.
     20. v.          To engage (a sports player, musician etc.) in a contract.
                    It was a great month. I managed to sign three major players.
     21. v. To make the sign of the cross
     22. v.          To bless (someone or something) with the sign of the cross; to mark with the sign of the cross.
     23. v.          (reflexive) To cross oneself.
     24. v. To indicate
     25. v.          (intransitive) To communicate using a gesture or signal.
     26. v.          To communicate using gestures to (someone).
                    He signed me that I should follow him through the doorway.
     27. v.          (intransitive) To use sign language.
     28. v.          To furnish (a road etc.) with signs.
français > anglais
     1. n-m. sign; signpost


Exemples de phrases

Look over the contract well, before you sign it. 
    Regarde bien le contrat avant de le signer.
That's always a good sign. 
    C'est toujours un bon signe.
Don't faint! Not until you sign the contract. 
    Ne t'évanouis pas ! Pas avant d'avoir signé le contrat !
I am alive even though I am not giving any sign of life. 
    Je suis vivant, bien que je ne donne pas signe de vie.
It's a good sign. 
    C'est bon signe.

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