Translation of sign in Spanish:


señal, n.

Pronunciation: /saɪn//sʌɪn/


  • 1

    • 1.1(indication)

      señal feminine
      indicio masculine
      signs of improvement señales / indicios de mejoría
      • I'm hungry — that's a good sign! tengo hambre — es (una) buena señal
      • all the signs are that ... todo parece indicar que ...
      • it was a sure sign of trouble ahead era una señal inequívoca de que se avecinaban problemas
      • that's a sure sign of rain eso significa que sin duda va a llover
      • he showed signs of wanting to leave dio muestras de querer irse
      • he showed little sign of enthusiasm at the news demostró muy poco entusiasmo por la noticia
      • there's no sign of life upstairs yet arriba nadie ha dado señales de vida todavía
      • there's no sign of them yet todavía no han llegado
      • there was no sign of him anywhere no estaba por ninguna parte
      • it's a sign of the times es un indicio de los tiempos que corren
      • But so far, the signs are that that won't put Kenyans off, voting Kibaki in.
      • The signs were that the presidency could ultimately be decided in the big swing states of Ohio and Florida.
      • All the signs were that they would not co-operate.
      • These are just some of the signs presented in a recent book that point to an unexpected similarity between the wise birds and humans.
      • A couple of days after I bought it, I saw the first sign of trouble.
      • Like future terrorist acts, we can't be absolutely certain what will happen, but all the signs are there.
      • While reluctant to pinpoint the event as a sign of renewed faction fighting, he said police were monitoring the situation.
      • While the signs are that he is taking a vigorous approach to cabinet discipline, we hope to hear soon that he has also done that strategic, visionary thinking.
      • Next, the children drew pictures to represent some signs of spring.
      • While services have been leading in their global reach, manufacturing industry is also showing signs of global presence.
      • The signs are that his wish is about to be answered.
      • The probe had been due to search for signs of past or present life on Mars using cutting edge technology.
      • Today, we can say that parapsychology in our country presents its first signs of maturity.
      • All the signs of anxiety were present, and yet he still denied that he cared about how he did in the exams.
      • ‘The signs are my game is coming back,’ said Westwood after Muirfield.
      • Your reaction to your recent birthday may be a sign that you are dissatisfied with your life in more general terms.
      • The fund-raisers of South Lakeland and Furness are showing no signs of fatigue as events continue across the district in aid of the Asian earthquake appeal.
      • The warning signs were present; I just didn't recognize or act on them.
      • The economy is also showing clear signs of recovery after facing several years of cyclical and structural problems.
      • Scottish rugby may still be a long way from this lamentable state of affairs but it could be argued that the warning signs are present.
      • He had visited Clements at her home to assess the dogs and said neither of them presented any signs of aggressive behaviour, even when he deliberately goaded them.
      • Are hostile reactions to change a sign that cultural adaptation is already under way?
      • If that happens, and the signs are increasingly that it will, a historic turning point will have been reached.
      • The 1960s were the decade when student revolt became a serious political phenomenon, but small signs of resistance were present before then.
      • These are signs of quality and consistency, backed by total assurance.
      • Methane has been found in the Martian atmosphere which scientists say could be a sign of present-day life on Mars.
      • In the longer term, it is hoped that the strategy will improve customer retention and the signs are that this is happening.
      • It used to be thought that wine drinkers in Britain loved the taste of oak, and that we believed it was a sign of quality.
      • All the signs are, then, that more and more vessels carrying petroleum will be frequenting these waters in coming years.
      • We haven't seen any clear signs indicating the industry is approaching bottom.
      • The signs are that an even larger storm is coming soon.
      • The reality, according to Leon, was that matric exemption was no longer a sign of quality education.
      • All the signs are, though, that the merger of CGU with Norwich Union to form the UK's largest insurance company could be good news for York.
      • We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
      • The signs were there that the country would not tolerate that, so the attack should have surprised few intelligent people.
      • So if you were hoping all the pointless, stupid controversy of the 2000 election would come to an end after this November, the signs aren't good.
      • Hemingbrough are struggling to come to terms with life in the top division although the signs are that they are improving despite their reversal at Stockton and Hopgrove.
      • But this time, the signs are very promising that change is on the way.
      • These events provoked the first signs of an intellectual disenchantment in Britain.
      • The signs were already there, however, that Hawick's pack might hold the key to this victory, because they were dominant in the tight situations.

    • 1.2(omen)

      presagio masculine

  • 2

    seña feminine
    señal feminine
    to make a sign to sb hacerle una seña / una señal a algn
    • he made signs to us to shut up nos hizo señas para que nos calláramos
    • to make the sign of the cross (cross oneself) hacerse la señal de la cruz
    • He nodded slightly and raised a still gloved left hand to give her a thumbs-up sign along with a weary smile.
    • He followed her gaze and hid a grin when he saw a young woman flash a thumbs-up sign at Bella.
    • The custom of joining the hands in the sign of prayer is the greeting one receives from a stranger and is unique to Sanatana Dharma.
    • I just gave him my best peace sign and nodded.
    • When he passed two of the men sitting mid-cabin, he gave a thumbs-up sign.
    • Not wanting to blow my cover, I gave her an elaborate gang sign using both hands and most of my fingers.
    • I resorted to signs and gestures, in a peculiar multi-lingual game of charades.
    • With the best control he can muster, he makes the sign of the Median over Caidryn's body and utters a brief prayer for her soul.
    • As expressive off the pitch as he is on it, the tell-tale facial signs which accompany every word uttered paint an informative picture.
    • He turned towards her and made the sign of peace.
    • Hunting in small groups, often with other men, they communicated silently as they went, using a wide range of hand and facial signs and gestures.
    • As he was being wheeled off the field, he gave us the thumbs-up sign, which told us to keep playing hard and that he would be all right.
    • Her hand flew to cover her mouth in the sign of shock and despair.
    • Staff involved in the scam would have helped customers win using a subtle system of signs and then taken a payback from their winnings.
    • She was smiling and had both of her hands giving me the thumbs-up sign.
    • Some adults gave thumbs-up signs, others watched sullenly as the 60 vehicles, bristling with weapons, crawled past.
    • Upon their arrival at the station, Dion was met with claps on the back and countless thumbs-up signs.
    • One young guy's apparent crime was holding his fingers in a peace sign in front of the troops.
    • When asked what Dad was like in the classroom, she beams and gives the thumbs-up sign.
    • At best, they receive a few quizzical stares, a couple of thumbs-up signs and a desperate waving of white flags.
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (notice, board) letrero masculine
      (notice, board) cartel masculine
      (in demonstration) pancarta feminine
      • Just about every pub displays a sign or notice advising women to keep an eye on their drinks.
      • Many times, a community will ask the local authorities to put in a stop sign or traffic light at a dangerous corner.
      • A teenaged driver who has been drinking beer does not notice the stop sign and hits the passenger side of the woman's car.
      • The doctors on duty displayed stickers and signs expressing their solidarity with those on strike and with the demonstrations.
      • It may be better to hide the cameras themselves and simply have signs warning of their presence.
      • They live opposite a flashing sign urging drivers to reduce their speed to 30 mph.
      • Following it, Alexander presently saw some signs pointing pedestrians in the correct direction.
      • I saw some graffiti yesterday on a street crossing sign.
      • At first glance, townspeople would notice 38 signs dotted around the town advertising the zone, if approval comes from the district council.
      • Around the city, information kiosks have still to be put up while multi-lingual signs at bus stops, along streets and highways are a rarity.
      • It will be recommended to put up three new real time passenger information signs at bus stops near the station.
      • A sign by the path warned all joggers and walkers to keep to the well lit areas.
      • Driving to work this past Sunday evening, I was pulled over by a cop for failing to stop at a stop sign.
      • I tried to confine my map-reading to traffic lights and stop signs, I really did.
      • Another 32 of the signs are to be placed at strategic points around the city, following on from a similar project that has worked successfully in Leeds.
      • The same logo hangs over cabin toilets and on deck rails, with signs urging passengers not to throw trash overboard.
      • I saw no cautionary signs let alone stop or give way.
      • Nothing was that different from what could be seen in Los Angeles, except that the signs were all in French and there were no SUVs in sight.
      • The parents of a boy hit by a car yards from their front door have refused to take down a series of homemade signs urging drivers to slow down.
      • Government, in the form of traffic lights and stop signs and rules and regulations for driving, is absolutely required.

    • 3.2render_form_group(subsense).blank? span.form-groups = render_form_group(subsense)

      señal (vial) feminine

  • 4

    • 4.1(symbol)

      símbolo masculine
      Mathematics signo masculine
      plus/minus sign signo (de) más/menos
      • Ge'ez is easily adapted to melody because each sign represents a syllable.
      • Thus axioms and theorems can never try to lay down the meaning of a sign or word that occurs in them, but it must already be laid down.
      • In cuneiform writing, words are represented by signs incised into clay tablets by a wedge-shaped instrument.
      • For Lacan, the ego is not the central agency of the personality but a false self haunted by the unconscious and conceptualized around linguistic signs.
      • When using the formula, pay close attention to arithmetic signs and treat them algebraically.
      • This request presented the informant with a problem, for he had no conception of signs representing just a vowel or a consonant, and for a long time his efforts were derided.
      • The earliest forms of writing used simple pictorial signs to represent objects.
      • In claiming, in this book, that language is essentially symbolic, I am alluding to the status of linguistic signs as symbols, rather than as icons or indexes.
      • He writes on a white pad of paper, wavy lines and strange signs, mathematical symbols.
      • The short appoggiatura was then notated by the new sign.
      • Double-bodied, or bi-corporeal signs are those represented by two figures.
      • The addition signs represent the interaction of the reactants and are used to separate and list the products formed.
      • The website is a brilliant resource for details on various symbols and signs and perfect for sigil ideas.
      • It begins with signs (graphemes and words) building to propositions which attempt to develop perception.
      • The linguistic sign is neither conceptual nor phonic, neither thought nor sound.
      • A symbol is a sign used to represent something other than itself.
      • The sign hamza also represents a glottal stop and is transliterated in the same way.

    • 4.2Astrology

      signo masculine
      the signs of the zodiac los signos del zodíaco
      • what sign are you? ¿de qué signo eres?
      • Each crop type must then be planted on a day when the moon is in a sign of the zodiac associated with that element.
      • If a planet is situated in a sign which opposes its own it is said to be in detriment, a word which literally means to be harmed or damaged.
      • In the water signs of Scorpio and Pisces we see a different expression of this energy.
      • While you experience a smoother flow of energy under the sign of Virgo, you sometimes feel bored by the lack of tension.
      • It is the sign associated with intemperance and a craving for emotional excitement and sensuality.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (write signature on)
    (check/contract/petition) firmar
    (autograph) firmar
    the nations who signed the treaty los países que firmaron / suscribieron / rubricaron el tratado formal
    • to sign one's name firmar
    • a signed copy un ejemplar firmado por el autor
    • a signed confession una confesión por escrito
    • the merger is now effectively signed and sealed la fusión ya se ha formalizado
    • I want a proper contract, signed, sealed and delivered quiero un contrato con todas las de la ley
  • 2

    (actor) contratar
    (player) fichar
    (player) contratar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (write name)
    sign here, please firme aquí, por favor
    • I'll sign for the delivery yo le firmo el recibo
  • 2

    firmar un contrato
    to sign with sb firmar un contrato con algn
    • to sign with a club firmar un contrato con un club
  • 3

    to sign to sb to + inf
    • she signed to me to start/sit down me hizo una seña / una señal para que empezara/me sentara
  • 4

    (use sign language)
    comunicarse por señas

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to sign oneself firmarse
    • she signed herself (as) M. Bell se firmaba M. Bell