signature Definition

  • 1a person's name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification or authorization
  • 2a distinctive pattern, product, or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified

Using signature: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "signature" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Please sign your signature on the dotted line.

  • Example

    The artist's signature style is easily recognizable.

  • Example

    The perfume has a signature scent that sets it apart from other fragrances.

signature Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for signature

Phrases with signature

  • an electronic method of signing a document with a unique identifier that verifies the authenticity of the signer


    The contract was signed using a digital signature.

  • a particular dish that is strongly associated with a specific restaurant or chef


    The restaurant's signature dish is their famous lobster bisque.

  • a distinctive action or maneuver that is characteristic of a particular person or group


    The wrestler's signature move is the flying elbow drop.

Origins of signature

from Latin 'signare', meaning 'to sign'


Summary: signature in Brief

The term 'signature' [ˈsɪɡnətʃə(r)] refers to a person's name written in a distinctive way for identification or authorization, or a distinctive pattern or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified. Examples include signing a document with one's signature, recognizing an artist's signature style, and identifying a perfume by its signature scent. Phrases include 'digital signature,' 'signature dish,' and 'signature move.'

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