Definition of road sign in English:

road sign


  • A sign giving information or instructions to road users.

    • ‘You may have noticed that beans under a street light or by a road sign stay green longer in the fall.’
    • ‘There's not a traffic light to be seen, not even a hint of a road sign.’
    • ‘His native area seems determined to detain foreign tourists by printing road signs in Irish only.’
    • ‘Remembering a road sign she'd spotted earlier, she spoke up, ‘There's a gas station coming up, do you want to stop there?’’
    • ‘A road sign slowly approached informing them of the name of the next prairie town, 25 kilometres away.’
    • ‘I looked at the road sign indicating we were in the next Emirate, Umm Al Quwain.’
    • ‘He tried to read the road sign, half covered with snow.’
    • ‘For the rest of the journey she allowed the conversation to wash over her and she finally felt normal as she read the road sign welcoming them to Oxford.’
    • ‘He derives the title of his exhibition from a road sign which warns passing motorists to beware of the horses.’
    • ‘If you visit, you will notice that most shop-fronts, road signs, bus routes, etc. are in English.’
    • ‘The road sign showed that Palm Beach was about 212 miles from this point, which was at least another two days of driving.’
    • ‘I took a left at the first road sign I saw and headed toward my house.’
    • ‘This official road sign is placed just inside the border with Brazil at Puerto Iguazu, in the far north of the country.’
    • ‘In studying the theory test, I had to absorb a lot of road sign and driving theory vocabulary.’
    • ‘Well-maintained bicycle paths complete with road signs and traffic lights connect towns and cities, often running parallel to rural highways.’
    • ‘It was a challenge to spend 10 hours watching for road signs and reminding Mr. Boyles to ‘keep it at 40.’’
    • ‘In areas controlled by the private sector road signs tend to be clearly visible and safety precautions such as speed bumps are often used.’
    • ‘He pointed to a road sign coming up in front of us.’
    • ‘She caught sight of a road sign just as she turned to look in front of her.’
    • ‘I looked up at the road sign in front of me - Juillet Avenue, which was still in the old part of the neighborhood.’
    notice, signpost, signboard, warning sign, traffic sign
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road sign