verb (used with object), in·i·tialed, in·i·tial·ing or (especially British) in·i·tialled, in·i·tial·ling.
Origin of initial
Examples from the Web for initialed
Historical Examples of initialed
Even his name was initialed on the outside of the briefcase.Forever
Five of the drawings are signed or initialed by Jackson, with dates from 1740 to 1753.John Baptist Jackson
She fell into the trap and said quickly that she knew no one initialed S.The Curved Blades
Dr. Willoughby initialed the passport, and offered his hand.The Star Lord
All six shells remained in my possession until I initialed them.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
verb -tials, -tialling or -tialled or US -tials, -tialing or -tialed
Word Origin for initial
"to mark or sign with initials," 1864, American English, from initial (n.). Related: Initialed; initialing.
"initial letter of a name or surname," 1620s, from initial (adj.) in a specialized sense "standing at the beginning of a word, sentence, etc."