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1autograph

noun au·to·graph \ˈ-tə-ˌgraf\

: the signature of a famous person

Full Definition of AUTOGRAPH

:  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·phy \-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

Related to AUTOGRAPH

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2autograph

adjective

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

Full Definition of AUTOGRAPH

:  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>

First Known Use of AUTOGRAPH

circa 1676

3autograph

verb

Definition of AUTOGRAPH

transitive verb
1
:  to write with one's own hand
2
:  to write one's signature in or on <autograph a book>

First Known Use of AUTOGRAPH

1817
AUTOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

1autograph

noun au·to·graph \ˈ-tə-ˌgraf\

Definition of AUTOGRAPH for Kids

:  a person's signature written by hand

2autograph

verb
au·to·graphedau·to·graph·ing

Definition of AUTOGRAPH for Kids

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

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