sign-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a physical display with information of some kind

Commentary: SIGN[+physical][+display][+communication]

Can you read that street sign?
All these signs along the highway look very tacky.
Campaign workers stood with signs on every street corner along Main Street.
Mary enjoyed the huge electronic signs flashing above Broadway.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 2: an indication of something, evidence

Commentary: SIGN[+role][+evidence][+physical/+medical/+metaphysical]

We waited two hours and still there was no sign of Peter.
Crocuses are one of the first signs of spring in New England.
One sign of anemia is low iron content in the blood.
They did a C-section on Betty after the fetus began to show signs of distress.
The man saw a saint's face in his bagel and took it as a sign from God.
Analysts see signs of a cooling housing market.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6, 8

Sense Number 3: an action or gesture that communicates something

Commentary: SIGN[+action][+gesture][+communication]

He gave me the high sign just as I was about to speak.
The children learned the ASL sign for 'hello' in class today.
The priest made the sign of the cross.
We saw Bill make the sign for 'shark' just in time to see the 8-foot creature glide by above us.
Mary's boss gave her the thumbs up sign after her presentation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 9

Sense Number 4: linguistic unit that denotes something

Commentary: SIGN[+role][+unit][+linguistic]

These strange signs could be an example of Rebus writing.
The letters of our alphabet are phonemically-valued signs.
Bob inscribed the Chinese sign for 'water' on the paper.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 5: mathematical operator, e.g., multiplication

Commentary: SIGN[+role][+operator][+addition/+subtraction/+percentage]

The addition sign adds one number to another.
The subtraction sign subtracts one number from another.
A percentage sign means the number preceding it should be understood as a proportion multiplied by 100.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 6: polarity, e.g. negative or positive

Commentary: SIGN[+quality][+polarity][+positive/+negative]

These are charges of opposite signs.
The sign of these numbers is negative.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: a region of the zodiac

Commentary: SIGN[+region][+component][+zodiac]

Judy was born under the sign of Gemini.
There are twelve signs of the Zodiac.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5