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  • v. To sign one's name on a list when entering somewhere.
  • v. To take some action to access a secured program or web page on a computer; to log in.

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

  • v. announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports


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  • Last year, the fashion entrepreneur Steve Russo saw a for rent sign in a window near the movie theater.

    In East Hampton, Ushering in New Shops

  • His call sign in his own country was the rather mightySaladin, but here it was—

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • After consulting a few people about my idea, I called the race director, Kay Rhead, to get permission to carry a sign in the Ironman parade in memory of Pat.

    The Grace to Race

  • A glass-covered sign in the yard, unblemished except for road dust and a single crack down the center, read, Twelve Disciples Assembly—Services at 7 p.m.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • With respect to the Australians, seven observers agree that a nod is given in affirmation; five agree about a lateral shake in negation, accompanied or not by some word; but Mr. Dyson Lacy has never seen this latter sign in Queensland, and Mr. Bulmer says that in Gipps 'Land a negative is expressed by throwing the head a little backwards and putting out the tongue.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • I pounded a sign in the front lawn that read “Scaredy cats welcome” and draped our bushes and porch with fake spider webs before I installed bats with glowing eyes.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • My face lit up with pride the day that we hoisted the welcome sign in front of the building—Young Adults Asserting Themselves Welcomes You: Come Grow With Us.

    Street Judge

  • She blinked her thickly mascaraed eyelashes, trying in vain to make the dollar sign in front of the figures go away.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • The jeep stopped in front of the building with a weirdly lettered cardboard sign in the window: suzy wong's massage parlor and bar — american food and beer.


  • 'Celibacy, poverty, obedience, stability - is there any sign in you of any of these?

    The Devil's Novice


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