What does signature mean?

Definitions for signature
ˈsɪg nə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊərsig·na·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. signature(noun)

    your name written in your own handwriting

  2. touch, signature(noun)

    a distinguishing style

    "this room needs a woman's touch"

  3. signature, signature tune, theme song(noun)

    a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

  4. key signature, signature(noun)

    the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key

  5. signature(noun)

    a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book


  1. signature(Noun)

    A person's autograph name.

  2. signature(Noun)

    The act of signing one's name.

  3. signature(Noun)

    That part of a doctor's prescription containing directions for the patient.

  4. signature(Noun)

    Signs on the stave indicating key and tempo

  5. signature(Noun)

    A group of four (or a multiple of four) pages printed such that, when folded, become a section of a book

  6. signature(Noun)

    A pattern used for matching the identity of a virus, the parameter types of a method, etc.

  7. signature(Noun)

    Data attached to a message that guarantees that the message originated from its claimed source.

  8. signature(Noun)

    A mark or sign of implication.

  9. signature(Adjective)

    distinctive, characteristic indicative of identity

  10. Origin: From signature, from Latin signatura, future passive periphrastic of verb signare, "to sign", from signum, "sign", + -tura, feminine of -turus, future passive periphrastic suffix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Signature(verb)

    a sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal

  2. Signature(verb)

    especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph

  3. Signature(verb)

    an outward mark by which internal characteristics were supposed to be indicated

  4. Signature(verb)

    a resemblance between the external characters of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; -- supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease

  5. Signature(verb)

    the designation of the key (when not C major, or its relative, A minor) by means of one or more sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff, immediately after the clef, affecting all notes of the same letter throughout the piece or movement. Each minor key has the same signature as its relative major

  6. Signature(verb)

    a letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets

  7. Signature(verb)

    the printed sheet so marked, or the form from which it is printed; as, to reprint one or more signatures

  8. Signature(verb)

    that part of a prescription which contains the directions to the patient. It is usually prefaced by S or Sig. (an abbreviation for the Latin signa, imperative of signare to sign or mark)

  9. Signature(verb)

    to mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures

  10. Origin: [F. (cf. It. signatura, segnatura, Sp. & LL. signatura), from L. signare, signatum. See Sign, v. t.]


  1. Signature

    A signature is a handwritten depiction of someone's name, nickname, or even a simple "X" or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer. Similar to a handwritten signature, a signature work describes the work as readily identifying its creator. A signature may be confused with an autograph, which is chiefly an artistic signature. This can lead to confusion when people have both an autograph and signature and as such some people in the public eye keep their signatures private whilst fully publishing their autograph.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Signature

    sig′na-tūr, n. a sign or mark: the name of a person written by himself: (mus.) the flats and sharps after the clef to show the key: a sheet after being folded, the figure or letter at the foot of the page indicating such.—adj. Sig′nāte, designate: bearing spots resembling letters.—ns. Signā′tion, anything used as a sign, an emblem; Sig′natory, Sig′natary, Sig′nitary, one bound by signature to some agreement.—adj. having signed, bound by signature.—Doctrine of signatures, an inveterate belief in early medicine that plants and minerals bore certain symbolical marks which indicated the diseases for which nature had intended them as special remedies. [Fr.,—Low L. signatura—L. signāre, -ātum, to sign.]


  1. Signature

    Signature is the app premier retail brands choose to help their customers receive VIP treatment. Using the latest mobile technology, Signature has created a next-generation retail service with the goal of increasing in-store engagement and conversion, while delighting shoppers. The Signature mobile app is the ultimate personal shopping assistant, delivering to customers’ mobile devices a curated shopping experience, with up-to-date product information, and enhanced customer service experience. For retailers, Signature enables sales associates to build deeper relationships with customers by giving them a simple, intuitive app to access customer information and product catalogs at their fingertips. The Signature experience includes: notifications via mobile phone around shopping events and information such as updates on preferred items and brands, or when new arrivals hit the floor; an in-store greeting with a summary of what’s new, the latest fashions on the floor, and any relevant sales or events; real-time visibility into when preferred sales associates are in-store, along with the ability to make appointments and leave messages for associates; and personal, one-on-one service…sales associates will tailor the shopping experience to shoppers’ preferences, favorites, and sizes.Based in San Francisco, Signature was founded in 2010 and is backed by a prominent group of venture capital and angel investors.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'signature' in Nouns Frequency: #2266

How to pronounce signature?

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How to say signature in sign language?

  1. signature


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of signature in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of signature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of signature in a Sentence

  1. Suzanne Belperron:

    My style is my signature

  2. Aaron Zimmerman:

    One signature of the connection.

  3. Bill Dodd:

    All that's left is the governor's signature.

  4. Stephanie Steinhorst:

    It doesn't end in a neat signature and the laying down of arms.

  5. Janet Davis:

    Elephants become this incredibly important signature part of the circus.

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