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Sign \Sign\, n. [F. signe, L. signum; cf. AS. segen, segn, a sign, standard, banner, also fr. L. signum. Cf. Ensign, Resign, Seal a stamp, Signal, Signet.] That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof. Specifically:

  1. A remarkable event, considered by the ancients as indicating the will of some deity; a prodigy; an omen.

  2. An event considered by the Jews as indicating the divine will, or as manifesting an interposition of the divine power for some special end; a miracle; a wonder.

    Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God.
    --Rom. xv. 19.

    It shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
    --Ex. iv. 8.

  3. Something serving to indicate the existence, or preserve the memory, of a thing; a token; a memorial; a monument.

    What time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign.
    --Num. xxvi. 10.

  4. Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a type; hence, sometimes, a picture.

    The holy symbols, or signs, are not barely significative; but what they represent is as certainly delivered to us as the symbols themselves.

    Saint George of Merry England, the sign of victory.

  5. A word or a character regarded as the outward manifestation of thought; as, words are the sign of ideas.

  6. A motion, an action, or a gesture by which a thought is expressed, or a command or a wish made known.

    They made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
    --Luke i. 62.

  7. Hence, one of the gestures of pantomime, or of a language of a signs such as those used by the North American Indians, or those used by the deaf and dumb.

    Note: Educaters of the deaf distinguish between natural signs, which serve for communicating ideas, and methodical, or systematic, signs, adapted for the dictation, or the rendering, of written language, word by word; and thus the signs are to be distinguished from the manual alphabet, by which words are spelled on the fingers.

  8. A military emblem carried on a banner or a standard.

  9. A lettered board, or other conspicuous notice, placed upon or before a building, room, shop, or office to advertise the business there transacted, or the name of the person or firm carrying it on; a publicly displayed token or notice.

    The shops were, therefore, distinguished by painted signs, which gave a gay and grotesque aspect to the streets.

  10. (Astron.) The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac.

    Note: The signs are reckoned from the point of intersection of the ecliptic and equator at the vernal equinox, and are named, respectively, Aries ([Aries]), Taurus ([Taurus]), Gemini (II), Cancer ([Cancer]), Leo ([Leo]), Virgo ([Virgo]), Libra ([Libra]), Scorpio ([Scorpio]), Sagittarius ([Sagittarius]), Capricornus ([Capricorn]), {Aquarius ([Aquarius]), Pisces ([Pisces]). These names were originally the names of the constellations occupying severally the divisions of the zodiac, by which they are still retained; but, in consequence of the procession of the equinoxes, the signs have, in process of time, become separated about 30 degrees from these constellations, and each of the latter now lies in the sign next in advance, or to the east of the one which bears its name, as the constellation Aries in the sign Taurus, etc.

  11. (Alg.) A character indicating the relation of quantities, or an operation performed upon them; as, the sign + (plus); the sign -- (minus); the sign of division /, and the like.

  12. (Med.) An objective evidence of disease; that is, one appreciable by some one other than the patient.

    Note: The terms symptom and and sign are often used synonymously; but they may be discriminated. A sign differs from a symptom in that the latter is perceived only by the patient himself. The term sign is often further restricted to the purely local evidences of disease afforded by direct examination of the organs involved, as distinguished from those evidence of general disturbance afforded by observation of the temperature, pulse, etc. In this sense it is often called physical sign.

  13. (Mus.) Any character, as a flat, sharp, dot, etc.

  14. (Theol.) That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; -- a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents. An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. --Bk. of Common Prayer. Note: See the Table of Arbitrary Signs, p. 1924. Sign manual.

    1. (Eng. Law) The royal signature superscribed at the top of bills of grants and letter patent, which are then sealed with the privy signet or great seal, as the case may be, to complete their validity.

    2. The signature of one's name in one's own handwriting.
      --Craig. Tomlins. Wharton.

      Syn: Token; mark; note; symptom; indication; signal; symbol; type; omen; prognostic; presage; manifestation. See Emblem.


Leo \Le"o\ (l[=e]"[=o]), n. [L. See Lion.] (Astron.)

  1. The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac, marked thus [[Leo]] in almanacs.

  2. A northern constellation east of Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus at the end of the handle of the Sickle.

    Leo Minor, a small constellation between Leo and the Great Bear.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

zodiac constellation, late Old English, from Latin leo "lion" (see lion). Meaning "person born under the sign of Leo" is from 1894. Leonid "meteor which appears to radiate from Leo" is from 1868. The annual shower peaks Nov. 14.

Leo-Cedarville, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
Population (2000): 2782
Housing Units (2000): 939
Land area (2000): 3.733481 sq. miles (9.669670 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.136413 sq. miles (0.353307 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.869894 sq. miles (10.022977 sq. km)
FIPS code: 42861
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 41.214899 N, 85.015475 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 46765
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Leo-Cedarville, IN
Leo, IN
Leo (constellation)

Leo is one of the constellations of the zodiac, lying between Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east. Its name is Latin for lion, and to the ancient Greeks represented the Nemean Lion killed by the mythical Greek hero Heracles (known to the ancient Romans as Hercules) as one of his twelve labors. Its symbol is (Unicode ♌). One of the 48 constellations described by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, Leo remains one of the 88 modern constellations today, and one of the most easily recognizable due to its many bright stars and a distinctive shape that is reminiscent of the crouching lion it depicts. The lion's mane and shoulders also form an asterism known as "the Sickle," which to modern observers may resemble a backwards "question mark."

LEO (computer)

The LEO I (Lyons Electronic Office I) was the first computer used for commercial business applications.

The prototype LEO I was modelled closely on the Cambridge EDSAC. Its construction was overseen by Oliver Standingford, Raymond Thompson and David Caminer of J. Lyons and Co.. LEO I ran its first business application in 1951. In 1954 Lyons formed LEO Computers Ltd to market LEO I and its successors LEO II and LEO III to other companies. LEO Computers eventually became part of English Electric Company (EELM) and then International Computers Limited (ICL) and ultimately Fujitsu.

LEO series computers were still in use until 1981.


Leo is the Latin word for " lion"

Leo or LEO may refer to:

LEO (website)

LEO (meaning Link Everything Online) is an Internet-based electronic dictionary and translation dictionary initiated by the computer science department of the Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) in Germany. After a spin-out, the dictionaries have been run since 3 April 2006 by the limited liability company Leo GmbH, formed by the members of the original Leo team, and are partially funded by commercial advertising on the website. Its dictionaries can be consulted free online from any web browser or from LEO's Lion downloadable user interface ( GUI) which is free since version 3.0 (released 13 January 2009) to private users only and no longer sold as shareware. Corporate users and research institutions are however required to purchase a licence.

Leo (film)

Leo is a 2000 Spanish drama film, written and directed by José Luis Borau and starring Icíar Bollaín and Javier Batanero. It was nominated for six Goya Awards in 2001, and won the award for Best Director. It was also entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival.

Leo (astrology)

Leo () ( Greek: , Latin: Leōn), is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It comes after Cancer (Greek: , Latin:Karkinos) and before Virgo (Greek: , Latin: Parthenos).

Leo (That '70s Show)

Leonard "Leo" Chingkwake (Born 1919) is a fictional character on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, portrayed by Tommy Chong. The character is an aging hippie and the owner of a Foto Hut at which Steven Hyde works. Leo himself does not have a strong work ethic, often putting play before work and maintaining an easy-going attitude in all things, business included. He once promoted Hyde to manager of the Foto Hut. He is one of the very few older characters allowed into the "circle."

Leo (text editor)

Leo (Leonine Editor with Outlines) is an open source text editor/ outliner that features clones (virtual copies of outline nodes) as its central tool of organization, navigation, customization and scripting.

Léo (footballer, born 1975)

Leonardo Lourenço Bastos (born 6 July 1975), commonly known as Léo, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a left back.

He spent most of his professional career with Santos and Benfica, arriving at the latter at the age of 25 and winning eight major titles, winning the same amount with the former during his two spells.

Léo represented Brazil in two Confederations Cups.

Leo (comics)

Leo is the name of different fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Leo (horse)

Leo (1940–1967) was one of the most influential Quarter Horse sires in the early years of the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA).

Leo (Tserpitsky)

Metropolitan Leo (or Lev, , secular name Nikolay Lvovich Tserpitsky, ; born April 13, 1946) is the current Metropolitan of Novgorod and Staraya Russa. He was named Bishop of Novgorod the Great and Staraya Russa on July 20, 1990 and elevated to the archiepiscopal dignity on February 25, 1995, and to the metropolitan dignity in January 2012.

LEO (spacecraft)

LEO (; English: Lunar Exploration Orbiter) was the name of a proposed German mission to the Moon, announced by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Director Walter Doellinger on March 2, 2007. Because the needed money for the year 2009 was diverted elsewhere, the start of the project was delayed indefinitely.

Precise characteristics of the mission were announced in early 2008, and estimated costs were projected to be ca. €350 million (~$514 million) over five years. The mission would involve a lunar orbiter that DLR intended to build and launch in 2012 to map the lunar surface. It would be the first German mission to the Moon and the first European mission to the Moon since SMART-1.

Numerous leading German planetologists, among them Gerhard Neukum, Ralf Jaumann and Tilman Spohn, have condemned the indefinite postponement and argue for resuming the LEO-project.

Leo (given name)

The given name Leo comes from the Latin word leo, meaning " lion". It can also be a nickname for a name such as Leonard or Leopold.

The name can refer to:

Leo (surname)

The surname Leo can refer to:

  • Daniel Leo (born 1941), American organized crime figure
  • Daniel Leo (born 1982), Samoan rugby player
  • Edoardo Leo (born 1972), Italian actor, director and screenwriter
  • Friedrich Leo (1851 - 1914), German classical philologist
  • Juliusz Leo (1861 - 1918), mayor of Kraków, Poland
  • Leonardo Leo (1694 - 1744), Neapolitan composer
  • Melissa Leo (born 1960), American actress
  • Paul Leo (1893 - 1958), German Lutheran pastor and theologian
Leo (monarch)

The name Leo can refer to several monarchs:

  • Leo I the Thracian
  • Leo II (emperor) of the Byzantine Empire
  • Leo III the Isaurian
  • Leo IV the Khazar
  • Leo V the Armenian
  • Leo VI the Wise
  • Leo I of Armenia
  • Leo II of Armenia
  • Leo III of Armenia
  • Leo IV of Armenia
  • Leo V of Armenia
  • Leo VI of Armenia
Leo (Chinese astronomy)

The modern constellation Leo lies across one of the quadrants symbolized by the The Vermillion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què), and Three Enclosures (三垣, Sān Yuán), that divide the sky in traditional Chinese uranography.

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 狮子座 (shī zi zuò), which means "the lion constellation".

Leo (band)

Leo was an American alternative rock band formed by Ian Eddy in Cleveland, Ohio in 2001. Eddy explained the name of the band by stating "I’m an Aries, and Leo is supposed to be my perfectly matched partner. I named the band Leo because music is my perfect partner." Leo originally consisted of Eddy on guitar and lead vocals, drummer Stephen Nicholson, lead guitarist Brandon Lozano, and bassist Dan Griffith. The band recorded several tracks in 2002 and began distributing demo CDs at live shows. Stephen Nichols left the band in 2004, and he was replaced on drums by Chad Szeliga, formerly of the Cleveland based band Switched.

Eddy relocated the band from Cleveland to St. Peters, Missouri. As a result of the move, the band experienced changes in their lineup. Bassist Rek Mohr moved to St. Peters with Eddy. Drummer Chad Szeliga was one of the band members that did not make the move, and Szeliga joined Breaking Benjamin on drums in 2005. In order to fill the empty slots in Leo, Eddy convinced guitarist Michael Roberts and drummer Mark Grabowski from the Ohio based band Ivet to moved to Missouri to join Leo. Leo began recording their full length debut at their home studio in 2006. Chad Szeliga had already recorded drums for several tracks before leaving in 2005, and he gave his permission to use the drum work on Leo's debut album. The band released their full-length debut album Nightmares in 2007 on the Dream Makers Music label.

Leo has opened for Breaking Benjamin, the Burden Brothers, Sick Puppies, and Greenwheel. The band also earned a spot in the 2007 Pointfest music festival, opening for Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Seether.

Ian Eddy has now moved on to releasing solo work, although Roberts, Mohr, and Grabowski continue to support Eddy on guitar, bass, and drums for some tracks. Ian Eddy released The Storm EP in July 2010. Roberts, Mohr, and Grabowski performed in two of the six tracks on the EP. Also joining Eddy in recording The Storm, were Evan Johns on drums, David Arato on Strings, and Nathan Hershey on Piano.

In 2013 Ian Eddy reformed Leo with Copperview members Pat Gibson and Dave Kopp and St. Louis drummer Alex Rivera.

Léo (footballer, born 1990)

Leonardo da Silva Vieira (born 22 September 1990), known simply as Léo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for São Paulo FC as a goalkeeper.

Leo (singer)

Jung Taek-woon (, born on November 10, 1990), better known by his stage name Leo , is a South Korean singer, songwriter and musical theatre actor, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. Known for his high-pitched, sharp, and clear vocals, Leo debuted as a member of the South Korean boy group VIXX in May 2012, and began his acting career in 2014 in the musical Full House as Lee Young-jae. In 2015 he began his songwriting career, and with VIXX member Ravi formed VIXX's first official sub-unit VIXX LR.

Usage examples of "leo".

They could clearly see the Sagittarian arm, the companion spiral arm to their Aquarian home, arcing off to one side, and there in Leo lay the center of the galaxy, hidden by clouds of stars, with somewhere beating in its midst the great black hole round which the whole thing spins.

Americanism, Leo XIII ruled out any hope of democracy for the church, arguing that only absolute authority could safeguard against heresy.

Certainly Leo had already known that before coming to Ashling, but witnessing the physical evidence of such enormous wealth was more than a little awe-inspiring.

Leo, than a volley of curses, and invectives, and stones, assaulted the odious minister of the emperor and the synod.

Leo Stejneger of the Smithsonian, Washington, for facts gathered on the very spot where Bering perished.

Only, Leo must be kept uninvolved, must seem to have no connection with the Bienvenue operation.

At the same time, I was watching Steve Ravick, Morton Hallstock and Leo Belsher at one side of the room, and Bish Ware at the other.

With the Persians, the first six Genii, created by Ormuzd, presided over the first six signs, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo: and the six evil Genii, or Devs, created by Ahriman, over the six others, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.

To begin, Leo, with his golden curls turned a snowy white, his clothes nearly rent from his body, his worn face and his hands a mass of bruises, cuts, and blood-encrusted filth, was a sufficiently alarming spectacle, as he painfully dragged himself along the ground, and I have no doubt that I was little better to look on.

The quest for Leo Drock was under way, as an important step to the discovery of the Mask.

Seventh child of Leo the Drungar, who conducted military and administrative affairs for the Byzantine court in Thessalonica, Constantine held a number of official and diplomatic posts and was raised amid the stark icon-free churches of the iconoclasts who were then in power in Constantinople.

In SCORPIO, ANTARES, of the 1st magnitude, and remarkably red, was one of the four great Stars, FOMALHAUT, in Cetus, ALDEBARAN in Taurus, REGULUS in Leo, and ANTARES, that formerly answered to the Solstitial and Equinoctial points, and were much noticed by astronomers.

Its astronomical and Leonine symbolism does not make any sense unless it was built as an equinoctial marker for the Age of Leo.

Leo returned to Erith with an armload of fruits and nuts, he discovered that despite differences in internal chemistry, they could eat almost identical plant foods.

They had apparently given Erith up for dead and were content to locate Leo by waiting for him to find the hidden scoutship and fly into the view of their spy satellites.