What does sign on mean?

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sign on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sign, contract, sign on, sign upverb

    engage by written agreement

    "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"


  1. sign onverb

    To begin a communication, especially one conducted by radio waves.


  1. sign onnoun

    The time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.

  2. sign onverb

    To join something, after signing.

  3. sign onverb

    To commit oneself, as to a project, a goal, on organization, a cause.

  4. sign onverb

    To begin broadcasting a radio or television signal, usually at the beginning of a broadcasting day and after being off the air for several hours.

  5. sign onverb

    To log on; to start using a computer, radio, etc., or to start talking.

  6. sign onverb

    To receive unemployment benefits.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sign on

    An industrial phrase for signing one’s name in a book on arriving to commence the day’s work. The like procedure at the day’s close is styled “Sign off.”

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Anagrams for sign on »

  1. nosing

  2. Ngonis

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sign on in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sign on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sign on in a Sentence

  1. Fiona Reynolds:

    If they sign on but don't have any intent, that ruins the brand for everyone.

  2. Derek Wilding:

    This provides an alternative to the model put forward by the Australian government, what remains to be seen is if larger publishers sign on to the product.

  3. Philip Aguer:

    If the rebels sign on the security arrangement then definitely all the processes will be smoothly carried out.

  4. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    A biography is like a mini-series with different twists and turns, ups and downs. Others will rewrite it for you when you forget to sign on the last page.

  5. Tom Zegan:

    I have a For Sale sign on my car so if I forget where I parked my car I just wait for someone to call me and I ask them where my car is at.

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