What does signet mean?

Definitions for signet
ˈsɪg nɪtsignet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. signetnoun

    a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)


  1. signetnoun

    an object (especially a ring) formerly used to impress a picture into the sealing wax of a document as a proof of its origin

  2. Etymology: From signetum, diminutive of signum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Signetnoun

    A seal commonly used for the seal-manual of a king.

    Etymology: signette, French.

    I’ve been bold,
    For that I knew it the most gen’ral way,
    To them to use your signet and your name. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    Here is the hand and seal of the duke: you know the character, I doubt not, and the signet. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Meas.

    Give thy signet, bracelets, and staff. Gen. xxxviii. 18.

    He delivered him his private signet. Richard Knolles.

    He knew my pleasure to discharge his bands:
    Proof of my life my royal signet made,
    Yet still he arm’d. John Dryden, Aurengzebe.

    The impression of a signet ring. John Ayliffe, Parergon.


  1. signet

    A signet is a small seal, typically in the form of a ring, used historically for authenticating official documents by imprinting its distinct pattern or emblem into wax or clay. It is a symbol of authority and authenticity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Signetnoun

    a seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by bill under the sign manual; -- called also privy signet

  2. Etymology: [OF. signet a signet, F., a bookmark, dim. of signe. See Sign, n., and cf. Sennet.]

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  1. ingest

  2. tinges

  3. stinge

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of signet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of signet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of signet in a Sentence

  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.

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