Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Consign

Consign either means to deliver something to someone (or arrange for that to be done) or to put a person or object in a place in order to be rid of them. Eg the editor consigned the manuscript to the return envelope.

A consignment is a group of items which are to be, or have been, consigned.

Con sign is a cheating or misleading sign which doesn't live up to what's written on it. Eg those which say 'up to half price sale' when in reality it's the discount which will be up to 50%, not the sale price.


14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And Con Air is a cheesy 90's movie...

Christine Howe said...

That reminds me I need a hair cut. After this customer is 'pruned' then an amount of hair will be consigned to the bin.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

propagated and potted doesn't sound so bad...but I'd avoid the pruning.

Chrys Fey said...

"put a person or object in a place in order to be rid of them." I like that one. ;)

Patsy said...

I believe I've heard of it, Alex.

Patsy said...

And you'll look lovely I'm sure, Christine.

Patsy said...

I'm with you there, Mac.

Patsy said...

I'd quite like to put that part into use, Chrys. Suppose I'd better stick to putting that certain person in stories though.

oscar case said...

There are a number of consignment stores around the Phoenix area. One of them is a Women's Consignment. I'll have to visit that one to see how many of them are waiting to be got rid of.

Misha Gericke said...

Interesting uses of consign. And con sign. :-D

Maggie May said...

A consignment of Rhodia notebooks arrived safely today. Lovely, and thank you again.

Patsy said...

I'm hoping the word means something different over there, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Misha.

Patsy said...

That's good to know, Maggie. Hope you enjoy using your prize.