Signet may refer to:

  • Signet, Kenya, A subsidiary of the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), specifically set up to broadcast and distribute the DTT signals
  • Signet ring, a ring with a seal set into it, typically by leaving an impression in sealing wax
  • Signet ring cell, a malignant cell type associated with cancers
  • Signet Books, an imprint of the New American Library
  • SigneT, a class of racing dinghy, designed in 1961 by Ian Proctor
  • Signet (Phi Sigma Kappa), a publication produced by the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa published four times a year
  • Signet Jewelers, the world's largest speciality retail jeweller
  • USS Signet (AM-302), a minesweeper


  • Signet, Ontario, a community in Canada
  • Signet, Oxfordshire, a hamlet in England

Famous quotes containing the word signet:

    Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is a mischievous notion that we are come late into nature; that the world was finished a long time ago. As the world was plastic and fluid in the hands of God, so it is ever to so much of his attributes as we bring to it. To ignorance and sin, it is flint. They adapt to themselves to it as they may; but in proportion as a man has anything in him divine, the firmament flows before him and takes his signet and form.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness,
    The signet of its all-enslaving power,
    Upon a shining ore, and called it gold:
    Before whose image bow the vulgar great,
    The vainly rich, the miserable proud,
    The mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings,
    And with blind feelings reverence the power
    That grinds them to the dust of misery.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)