Keywords: witness, eyewitness, seen, saw (see)

Sign Definition

Definition in Auslan

As a Noun

1. A person who has seen an event and can therefore describe it, for example in a law court. English = eyewitness, witness.
2. Something which you see which causes you to believe that something is true or has really happened; visual evidence, visual proof.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To see an event and be able to describe it and confirm that it happened. English = eyewitness, witness.
2. To see or notice someting, in the past. English = (have) seen, saw.

Augmented Meaning

1. Auslan verb signs usually do not change to show time (i.e. past, present and future tense). However, there are a few exceptions, almost all of them made by joining the verb sign with a sign derived from one of two signs meaning 'finish'. The two signs are made like a single sign and often the overall meaning of the sign can change, as in this example.