Definition of road sign in English:

road sign


  • A sign giving information or instructions to road users.

    • ‘Remembering a road sign she'd spotted earlier, she spoke up, ‘There's a gas station coming up, do you want to stop there?’’
    • ‘You may have noticed that beans under a street light or by a road sign stay green longer in the fall.’
    • ‘I took a left at the first road sign I saw and headed toward my house.’
    • ‘She caught sight of a road sign just as she turned to look in front of her.’
    • ‘This official road sign is placed just inside the border with Brazil at Puerto Iguazu, in the far north of the country.’
    • ‘He pointed to a road sign coming up in front of us.’
    • ‘If you visit, you will notice that most shop-fronts, road signs, bus routes, etc. are in English.’
    • ‘In areas controlled by the private sector road signs tend to be clearly visible and safety precautions such as speed bumps are often used.’
    • ‘I looked up at the road sign in front of me - Juillet Avenue, which was still in the old part of the neighborhood.’
    • ‘Well-maintained bicycle paths complete with road signs and traffic lights connect towns and cities, often running parallel to rural highways.’
    • ‘He tried to read the road sign, half covered with snow.’
    • ‘It was a challenge to spend 10 hours watching for road signs and reminding Mr. Boyles to ‘keep it at 40.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He derives the title of his exhibition from a road sign which warns passing motorists to beware of the horses.’
    • ‘The road sign showed that Palm Beach was about 212 miles from this point, which was at least another two days of driving.’
    • ‘In studying the theory test, I had to absorb a lot of road sign and driving theory vocabulary.’
    • ‘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.’
    notice, signpost, signboard, warning sign, traffic sign
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road sign

/ˈrōd ˌsīn//ˈroʊd ˌsaɪn/