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frugal frugal
/f ˈru ɡəl /

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  • sign sign  /ˈsaɪn/ ?  a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue…

    sign meaning(s) 

    1. (n) a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    2. (n) a public display of a message
    3. (n) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    4. (n) structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
    5. (n) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    6. (n) (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
    7. (n) having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
    8. (n) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
    9. (n) a gesture that is part of a sign language
    10. (n) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
    11. (n) a character indicating a relation between quantities
    12. (v) mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
    13. (v) approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
    14. (v) be engaged by a written agreement
    15. (v) engage by written agreement
    16. (v) communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    17. (v) place signs, as along a road
    18. (v) communicate in sign language
    19. (v) make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    20. (adj) used of the language of the deaf

    Synonym(s)

    sign usage(s)

    1. My last entry on efforts to standardize translation of signage in Beijing drew a lot of commentary.
    2. The hope is that autism can be nipped in the bud, as researchers learn to intervene at the earliest signs of trouble.
  • sign away sign away  formally assign ownership of
  • sign in sign in  announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports
  • sign industry sign industry  an industry that produces signs
  • sign language sign language  language expressed by visible hand gestures
  • sign manual sign manual  the signature of a sovereign on an official document
  • sign of the cross sign of the cross  a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross; used by Catholics…
  • sign of the zodiac sign of the zodiac  (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
  • sign off sign off  cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
  • sign on sign on  engage by written agreement
  • sign over sign over  formally assign ownership of
  • sign painter sign painter  someone who paints signs and billboards etc.
  • sign up sign up  engage by written agreement
  • sign-language sign-language  used of the language of the deaf
  • signage signage  /ˈsaɪ nɪdʒ/ ?  signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)
  • signal signal  /ˈsɪɡ nəl/ ?  any incitement to action
  • signal box signal box  a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway…
  • signal caller signal caller  (football) the person who plays quarterback
  • signal detection signal detection  the detection that a signal is being received
  • signal fire signal fire  a fire set as a signal
  • signal flag signal flag  a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
  • signal level signal level  the amplitude level of the desired signal
  • signal light signal light  a fire set as a signal
  • signal tower signal tower  a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway…
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