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autograph

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noun au·to·graph \ˈȯ-tə-ˌgraf\

Simple Definition of autograph

  • : the signature of a famous person

Full Definition of autograph

  1. :  something written or made with one's own hand: a :  an original manuscript or work of art b :  a person's handwritten signature

au·tog·ra·phyplay \ȯ-ˈtä-grə-fē\ noun

Examples of autograph

  1. We asked her for her autograph.

  2. There were several autograph seekers outside the theater.



Origin of autograph

Late Latin autographum, from Latin, neuter of autographus written with one's own hand, from Greek autographos, from aut- + -graphos written — more at -graph


First Known Use: 1623

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autograph

adjective au·to·graph

Simple Definition of autograph

  • of a famous person : to write your signature in or on (something)

Full Definition of autograph

  1. :  being in the writer's own handwriting :  not copied or duplicated <an autograph letter>

Examples of autograph

  1. <asked the baseball player to autograph the bill of his cap>



Circa 1676

First Known Use of autograph

circa 1676


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autograph

verb au·to·graph

Definition of autograph

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to write with one's own hand

  3. 2 :  to write one's signature in or on <autograph a book>



1817

First Known Use of autograph

1817



AUTOGRAPH Defined for Kids

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autograph

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noun au·to·graph \ˈȯ-tə-ˌgraf\

Definition of autograph

  1. :  a person's signature written by hand




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autograph

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verb au·to·graph

Definition of autograph

au·to·graphedau·to·graph·ing

  1. :  to write one's signature in or on <autograph a book>





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