a movement of the hand to indicate a cross, as from forehead to breast and left shoulder to right or, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, from right shoulder to left.
sign of the cross
(mainly RC Church) a gesture in which the right hand is moved from the forehead to the breast and from the left shoulder to the right to describe the form of a cross in order to invoke the grace of Christ
sign of the cross definition
A ritual gesture common in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Anglican Communion, made at the beginning and end of prayer as a reminder of Jesus’ death on the cross. Worshipers make the sign by touching first the forehead, then the breast, and then each shoulder in turn, thus tracing in the air the shape of a cross.
noun, Astrology. 1. one of the twelve constellations along the path of the ecliptic. 2. (in contemporary Western astrology) one of the twelve divisions of the ecliptic, each consisting of 30 degrees, marked off from the point of the vernal equinox. sign of the zodiac noun 1. any of the 12 equal areas, 30° wide, […]
noun 1. Radio and Television. the opening salutation, station identification, etc., at the beginning of the broadcast day. 2. an act or instance of signing on.
noun, plural signors Italian, signori [see-nyaw-ree] /siˈnyɔ ri/ (Show IPA) 1. a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a man, either used separately or prefixed to the name. Abbreviation: Sig., sig. noun (pl) -gnors, -gnori (Italian) (-ˈɲori) 1. an Italian man: usually used before a name as a title equivalent to […]
noun, plural signoras Italian, signore [see-nyaw-re] /siˈnyɔ rɛ/ (Show IPA) 1. a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a married woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name. noun (pl) -ras, -re (Italian) (-re) 1. a married Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a […]