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autograph

noun au·to·graph \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌgraf \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

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

autography

play \ȯ-ˈtä-grə-fē\ noun

Examples of autograph in a Sentence

  1. We asked her for her autograph.

  2. There were several autograph seekers outside the theater.

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Origin and Etymology 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

autograph Synonyms

Related Words

frank, mark;

countersign;

endorsement (also indorsement);

Other Alphabet Terms


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autograph

adjective

Definition of autograph

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

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First Known Use of autograph

circa 1676

in the meaning defined above

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autograph

verb

Definition of autograph

autographed; autographing; autographs
1 : to write with one's own hand
2 : to write one's signature in or on
  • autograph a book

Examples of autograph in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of autograph

1817

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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AUTOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners

autograph

Definition of autograph for English Language Learners

  • : the signature of a famous person


autograph

Definition of autograph for English Language Learners

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


AUTOGRAPH Defined for Kids

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autograph

noun au·to·graph \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌgraf \

Definition of autograph for Students

: a person's signature written by hand

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autograph

verb

Definition of autograph for Students

autographed; autographing
: to write one's signature in or on
  • autograph a book


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