American Sign Language love

Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!

American Sign Language


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A language that uses hands, facial expressions, and other bodily behavior to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas; some signs are based on English words, but ASL syntax and grammar are not based on English. ISO 639-3 code: ase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sign language, used in the United States mostly by the deaf or for communication with the deaf, in which gestures made with the hands symbolize words, alphabetical letters, or ideas, permitting rapid communication in the absence of speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sign language used in the United States


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.