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Top 200 Signs
40 Native American Signs
Boy Scout Oath in Sign
Song "Taps" in Sign
Boy Scout Initiation
by William Tomkins
Words of Similar Meaning to Basic Word Signs Contained in the Foregoing Work
ABANDONED-divorced, thrown away, displaced, deserted, forsaken.
ABOARD-sitting down, on top of.
ABUSE-Scold, ill-treat, upbraid, defame, detract.
ACCOST-hail, salute, interrogate.
ACHE-physical pain, sick.
ACROSS-on the other side of, to cross, to pass over.
ADD-join, increase, -put to.
ADVANCE GUARD-scout, before, ahead, foremost, to be in front.
AFRAID-shrink from, cowardly, suspicious, temerity, dread, nervous, fearful.
AFRAID OF NO ONE-brave, courageous, lion-hearted, fearless.
AFTER-since, by and by, later.
AID-assist, counsel, advice, help.
AIM, TO-point at.
ALIVE-living, above ground, breathing.
ALL GONE-wiped out, consumed.
ALLIANCE-co-operation, confederacy, league.
AMBITIOUS-aspire after, long for, desire, crave.
AMONG-in the midst of, commingle.
ANGRY-mad, rageful, savage, quarrelsome, ill-tempered, passionate.
ANNOY-disturb, agitate, trouble.
ARISE-start up, rise.
ARRANGE-plan, settle, adjust.
ARRIVE HERE-reach here, come to a place, return
ASHAMED-humbled, abashed, diffident, mortified.
ASTONISH-surprise, astound, awe.
ASTRAY-lost, deceived, wander.
ATTACK-assault, storm, fall upon, march against, advance against, fire at
ATTEMPT-try, endeavor, strive.
-shun, pass by, elude.
BAD-mean, wrong, vile, detestable.
BASHFUL-diffident, modest, youthful, shy, timid.
BATTLE-volley firing, engagement.
BEAUTIFUL-good face, fine, handsome, pretty.
BEFORE (in time)-prior to, previously, anterior.
BET-wager, gamble, raffle, stake.
BEYOND-other side of.
BIG-great, wide, large, broad.
BITTER-unpalatable, unsavory, nasty, ill-flavored, sour.
BLESS YOU-thank, pray for, gratitude.
BOIL, TO-bubble, stew, cook.
BRAND, TO-mark, figure.
BRAVE-fearless, daring, bold, heroic.
BUY-purchase, procure, bargain.
BY AND BY-wait.
CACHE-conceal, hide away.
CALL-to name, known as, summon, cry out, invite.
CANDID-sincere, honorable, frank, open, straightforward, undisguised.
CANNOT-impossible, will not do, beyond power.
CANYON-gorge, defile, chasm, gap.
CHARGE-assault, attack, onslaught, storm.
CHEAT-steal, fraud, deceit.
CHIEF-leader, headman, partisan, great, distinguished, renowned, famous.
CHILD-youth, progeny, issue, offspring.
CHOP-cut up, hew, divide.
CLOSE-near, internate, compact, compress.
COLOR-tinge, hue, stain.
COME-approach, draw near.
CONCEAL-cover, disguise, secrete, hide.
CRAZY-mad, foolish, doting, flighty.
CROSS (to)-ford, go over.
CRY-shed tears, desire, suffer.
CUNNING-subtle, sly, wily.
DECEIVE-lead astray. F
DEFY-hatred, abhorrence, defiance, threaten.
DISTANT-remote, far away.
DO-work, act, attend to.
DOCTOR-medicine-man, physician, priest, juggler.
DUMB-mute, silent, still.
EFFORT-trial, attempt, essay
END-finish, close, stop.
EXCHANGE-trade, barter, bargain, purchase, sell, dispose of, traffic.
EXTERMINATE-destroy, wipe out, eradicate, consume, sweep away, ravage, annihilate, extinguish.
FAST-swift, pass by.
FEW-compressed, close, crowded, near together.
FIGHT-skirmish, outbreak, battle, encounter.
FIX-settle, arrange, determine.
FOND-love, regard, liking.
FOOL-stupid, unwise, indiscreet, rash, silly.
FORT-barracks, post, garrison.
FRAGRANT-perfume, sweet-smelling, balmy.
FRIEND-companion, comrade, partner.
GALLOP-lope, canter, ride.
GAP-mountain pass, depression, defile, ravine.
GENEROUS-good-hearted, big-hearted, liberal, hospitable, noble.
GREAT-wide, broad, large.
HALT-stop, pause, stand still.
HANG (to)-suspend, pendant from.
HARD-difficult, firm, brave, unfeeling, inexorable.
HELP-work with, assist, support.
HIDE (to)-secretly, privately, confidentially, lost, hidden away.
HOLD-detain, stop, limit, keep, retain.
HUNT-search, look for.
IMPRISON-confine, lock up, bind.
INFERIOR-lower, behind, minor, subordinate, secondary.
INTERROGATE-question, attract attention, ask, inquire, examine.
KEEP-remember, hold on to, retain, guard, keep close, near.
KEEP QUIET-fear not, quiet down.
LIE-to mistake, invent, false, fabrication, fiction.
LIKE-same, even, similar, resemble.
LISTEN-hear, pay attention to.
LIVE-reside, dwell, exist.
LOOK-inspect, see, view, behold.
LOVE-esteem, liking, affection.
MANY-crowd, numerous, host, much.
MANY TIMES-often, repeat.
MEAN-small-hearted, stingy, selfish, miserly, penurious, shabby, greedy, rapacious,sordid, niggardly, low.
MEDICINE-mysterious, unknown, holiness, luck, vision, dream, fortune, chance.
MEDICINE-MAN-physician, prophet, juggler, dreamer, priest, magician, conjurer,seer, wizard, soothsayer, charmer.
MEET (to)-come together.
MISLEAD-deceive, lead astray.
MISS (to)-pass by,
MONEY-currency, cash, specie.
MOURN-grieve, cry for, lament, bewail,
NEAR-close by, contiguous, adjacent.
NOTIFY-tell, talk to.
NOW-present time, today.
OATH-Vow, to swear.
OBEY-listen to, pay attention to.
OLD-decrepit, aged, infirm.
PEAK-apex, summit, tip, crest.
PERHAPS-to be possible, may be, doubtful, contingent.
PITY (to pity some one else)-sympathize, compassion, mercy, tender.
POOR-poverty, indigence, want, distress, destitute, pinched.
POOR-emaciated, weak, sinewless, wasted, leanness, puny, thin, starved, shrunk, skinny.
PRAY-supplicate, ask, beg, request, petition, demand, implore, entreat, address, importune.
PRIVATE-secretly, confidentially, in confidence, sacredly.
QUIET DOWN-subdue, silence.
RACE-to run, contest.
RASH-foolish, brave, reckless, careless, adventurous
REMEMBER-hold on to.
RESTRAIN-hold, confine, restrict.
RETREAT-flee from, escape.
ROAD-trail, way, route, pack, course.
SACRED-divine, holy, mysterious.
SAD-mournful, dejected, disappointed.
SADDLE (to)-to pack.
SCOLD-quarrel, find fault with.
SCOUT-advance-guard, picket, sentinel.
SCOUT (to)-search, watch, to trail, follow, hunt.
SEIZE-grasp, imprison, find.
SEPARATE-diverge, branch off, to part, wander from.
SEW-fasten, stitch, tack.
SHARP-cutting edge, edge-tool.
SHOOT-fire at, discharge.
SICK-ill, infirm, indisposed, suffer, diseased.
SILENT-dumb, close one's mouth, taciturn.
SIT-here, remain, stay, wait, rest.
SLEEP-rest, lie down.
SOUR-acid , tart.
SPEAK-talk, tell, say, relate.
SPY-scout, hunt, look.
STRONG-brave, vigorous, hearty, powerful.
SUPERIOR-greater, higher, above.
TAKE-appropriate, capture, catch, dispossess, confiscate, seize.
TALK-converse, speak, tell.
TEEPEE-lodge, wigwam, tent.
THERE-at that place.
THINK-believe, opine, look upon, regard.
TIRED-weary, fatigued, postrated, faint, exhausted, overtasked.
TRAIL (to)-follow, search, look for, pursue, hunt.
TROUBLE-anxious, disturbed, restless, annoyed.
TRUE-straightforward, honest, reliable, candid.
UGLY-bad face, ill-favored, repulsive.
VIGILANT-attention, heedful, watchful.
WHEN-at what time.
WHERE-at what place.
WHITES-people not indigenous to America.
WISE-shrewd, sagacious, sharp, clever, keen, sound, long-headed
WRAP-fold, pack up.
Indian Sign Language