What does the word symptom mean?

Usage examples for symptom

  1. " Every symptom," muttered the old gentleman. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  2. The popularity of the 'Proverbial Philosophy' of Martin Tupper is a gratifying and healthy symptom of the present taste in literature, the book being full of lessons of wisdom and piety, conveyed in a style startling at first by its novelty, but irresistibly pleasing by its earnestness and eloquence. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  3. There he was, with every symptom of so and so written all over him- every symptom of it- this and this and this- Awful symptoms, doctor, I said, shaking my head. – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock