signing

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Noun[edit]

signing ‎(plural signings)

  1. The act of concluding a contract, especially by an athlete or entertainer with a company.
    • 1992, November 12, “Frank Hughes”[Washington Post], Prep Baseball Stars Lambert, Yankosky Take Spotlight With Early Signings, page B5:
      In basketball signings, Maryland added depth to its frontcourt by signing 6-foot-9 forward-center Joe Smith of Maury High in Norfolk []
  2. (by extension) A player signed by a sporting organization.
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos”[1], BBC Sport:
      Early goals from summer signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andre Santos proved enough to give Arsenal a narrow win over Olympiakos.
  3. an event (signing session) in a bookshop etc. where an author signs copies of his or her book.

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signing

  1. present participle of sign

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