autograph

noun
au·​to·​graph | \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌgraf How to pronounce autograph (audio) \

Definition of autograph

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

autograph

adjective

Definition of autograph (Entry 2 of 3)

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

autograph

verb
autographed; autographing; autographs

Definition of autograph (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from autograph

Noun

autography \ ȯ-​ˈtä-​grə-​fē How to pronounce autography (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for autograph

Synonyms: Noun

hand, John Hancock, signature

Synonyms: Verb

ink, sign, subscribe

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Examples of autograph in a Sentence

Noun

We asked her for her autograph. There were several autograph seekers outside the theater.

Verb

asked the baseball player to autograph the bill of his cap
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Children 12 years old and younger will have special access to get autographs from Dolphins players following each practice. Omar Kelly, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dolphins open 14 practices to fans, including scrimmage at Hard Rock Stadium," 27 June 2018 Earlier in the day throngs of young fans in Stone Harbor participated in a skills clinic with Farabee, Jay O’Brien, and Morgan Frost before getting autographs from the entire 33-man camp contingent. Ben Pope, Philly.com, "Flyers prospects begin development camp with Trial on the Isle," 27 June 2018 Camp visitors will be able to meet and get autographs from players and enter sweepstakes to win Chargers memorabilia or the grand prize: a pair of season tickets. Luke Money, latimes.com, "Chargers unveil schedule for second training camp in Costa Mesa," 22 June 2018 The activities include question-and answer sessions with performers, a film festival, a tattoo festival, costume and cosplay contests, seminars, the Kid’s Zone and the chance to get celebrity autographs. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "‘X-Files’: Anderson joins Duchovny at Spooky Empire," 13 June 2018 Jarrett joined the group getting autographs from Earnhardt and stuck out his new UPS hat, which Earnhardt signed without looking up. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Dale Earnhardt signed this hat hours before he died. Now it's a gift to his son.," 7 June 2018 Strangers have taken selfies with her car, and she was even asked for her autograph. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "Our Favorite Rides of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 The lip kit features Kylie Cosmetics' Kris x Kylie packaging, complete with a cute cartoon of Kris and her autograph written right over Kylie's logo. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Is Releasing a Todd Kraines Lip Kit for Old-School KUWTK Fans," 9 Nov. 2018 Some little girls even asked our friends for their autographs. Brie Schwartz, Country Living, "Here's the Truth About Going on a Disney Cruise Without Kids," 13 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Lamar Jackson is coming back to the Louisville area this weekend when the former University of Louisville quarterback holds two autograph signing events at Planet Fitness clubs. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "Lamar Jackson will be in town to sign autographs this weekend," 9 Jan. 2018 That attracted autograph seekers and fans waiting for Manning to arrive. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Peyton Manning's mancave for 14 seasons in Indy was St. Elmo Steak House," 5 Oct. 2017 Gates open at 5 p.m. with a free driver autograph session before fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults; children younger than 13 get in free; tickets can be bought at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-3267. charlotteobserver, "Your guide to fun, fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July in the Charlotte area," 26 June 2017 Autograph tickets will be sold at the door for $10 per autograph. Pete Grathoff, kansascity.com, "Former Chiefs, Royals will sign autographs to raise money for Independence officer Thomas Wagstaff," 27 Apr. 2017 Also featured will be an autograph appearance by NASCAR's Cody Lane, a kids area with bounce houses and face painting, and a beer and wine area. Michele Miller, Tampa Bay Times, "Improvements promised for second SunWest Park Crab and Shrimp Festival," 21 Feb. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

While the rest of her family were getting cars for Christmas in 2016, Khloé Kardashian received pics of the late Marilyn Monroe, autographed by the photographers. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Most Outrageous and Bizarre Christmas Gifts Celebs Have Given Each Other," 7 Nov. 2018 Tiger will autograph the bag and then auction it off on Charity Buzz. Adam Woodard, USA TODAY, "Tiger Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods' Saturday round at his tournament, the Quicken Loans National," 30 June 2018 In addition to Duffy’s strikeout pledge, fans who donate $2 per strikeout will receive a Danny Duffy autographed baseball. Shawn Moran, kansascity, "Royals ace Danny Duffy doubles down on charity work | The Kansas City Star," 16 Mar. 2018 Police returned the hat to Richard following the arrest, but the teen also received a duplicate hat -- autographed by President Trump. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Man accused of stealing teen's MAGA hat indicted by grand jury," 31 Aug. 2018 Sitting in front of his locker, Manny Machado autographed a bright orange Baltimore Orioles jersey early Wednesday afternoon in the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Manny Machado worth acquiring right now for Phillies | Bob Brookover," 5 July 2018 The last of those jerseys designed by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for the Charlotte Checkers minor league hockey team are up for auction on eBay, including one autographed by Newton himself. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Jerseys that Panther Cam Newton designed for hockey team heads to auction | Charlotte Observer," 16 Jan. 2018 His reward, which judging by his face left him completely shocked, was a bat autographed by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Biased about Durrett Foundation, and completely OK with it," 29 June 2018 Astros player Lance McCullers poses with fans for photos and signs autographs in support of teammate George Springer's fourth annual All-Star Bowling Benefit for Camp SAY at Bowlmor Houston. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer's fourth annual All-Star Bowling Benefit raises record $250K for youth who stutter," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of autograph

Noun

1605, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1676, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for autograph

Noun

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

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autograph

noun

English Language Learners Definition of autograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the signature of a famous person

autograph

verb

English Language Learners Definition of autograph (Entry 2 of 2)

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

autograph

noun
au·​to·​graph | \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌgraf How to pronounce autograph (audio) \

Kids Definition of autograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person's signature written by hand

autograph

verb
autographed; autographing

Kids Definition of autograph (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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