from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a signature affixed: a signed document.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or expressed in a sign language: a signed translation.

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  • adj. Having both positive and negative varieties.
  • adj. Having a signature, endorsed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sign.

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

  • adj. having a handwritten signature
  • adj. used of the language of the deaf


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  • And he signed it –signed it gladly– despite knowing, as he then said, that it would cost his party the South for a generation.

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  • Each colorful beanie includes a label signed by the woman who made it.

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  • The payment–$20 million–was borrowed as an advance against future Maverick earnings when the label signed a new five-year deal with Warner Bros.

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  • I had changed my name the year after my sister did, reluctantly, giving up the name signed at the bottom of my paintings so I would be harder to find.

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  • All of the officials involved in the leak of my name signed oaths when they joined the government to protect national security secrets.

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  • He is publishing with a Son of a Bitch who will swindle him, & he may print that opinion if he chooses, with my name signed to it.

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  • Hackers using an alias signed up to rent a server through Amazon's EC2 service and launched the attack from there, said the person, who requested anonymity because the information is confidential. -- Top News

  • "It's my husband's signature," she said referring to the name signed below that of Obama's mother in the spot for "signature of attendant."

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  • In 2008, the label signed the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz in Austria and released

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  • She had planned to train for opera after she graduated, but when a boyfriend gave her demo tape to Universal the label signed her up. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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  • In book publishing, describes a book that the author has autographed; compare to inscribed.

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