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autograph

[ aw-tuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈɔ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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noun

a person's own signature: He collects autographs of artists.
something written in a person's own hand, as a manuscript or letter.

adjective

written by a person's own hand: an autograph letter.
containing autographs: an autograph album.

verb (used with object)

to write one's name on or in; sign: to autograph a book.
to write with one's own hand.

RELATED WORDS

endorsement, inscription, handwriting, seal, token, writing, signature, sign, engross, subscribe, pen, inscribe, endorse, handwrite, ink

Nearby words

autogenic training, autogenous, autogenous vaccine, autogiro, autograft, autograph, autographic, autography, autoharp, autohemagglutination, autohemolysin

Origin of autograph

1630–40; < Latin autographum, noun use of neuter of Latin autographus written with one's own hand < Greek autógraphos. See auto-1, -graph
Related formsau·to·graph·ic [aw-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌɔ təˈgræf ɪk/, au·to·graph·i·cal, adjectiveau·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·au·to·graphed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autograph

autograph

/ (ˈɔːtəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

noun

  1. a handwritten signature, esp that of a famous person
  2. (as modifier)an autograph album
a person's handwriting
  1. a book, document, etc, handwritten by its author; original manuscript; holograph
  2. (as modifier)an autograph letter

verb (tr)

to write one's signature on or in; sign
to write with one's own hand
Derived Formsautographic (ˌɔːtəˈɡræfɪk) or autographical, adjectiveautographically, adverb

Word Origin for autograph

C17: from Late Latin, from Greek autographos, from autos self + graphein to write
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