Definition: State or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of; the idea that a person wants to express by using words, signs, etc.
Related signs: POLYSEMY, DEFINITION.
How to ask a Deaf ASL-speaking person what ASL sign means in American Sign Language? Glossed as [ASL sign]/\ MEAN WHAT?
Q: What does ASL mean?
A: Do you mean what ASL means as in "ASL meaning"? Or, do you mean what does the ASL sign mean?
Q: Hmm, I'd like the answers to both. :)
A: ASL stands for American Sign Language. On the other hand, if you want to know what an ASL sign mean, you can try reverse dictionary to find a meaning of the ASL word.
First 100 words.
As you feel more comfortable with the first few hundreds of ASL signs, progress further with your vocabulary and learn signing more.