verb (used with object), mon·o·grammed, mon·o·gram·ming.
- monoglot ,
Origin of monogram
Examples from the Web for monogram
One of the earliest works in the show depicts the monogram MT, for Marie-Thérèse.
The first component part of the name of Essarhaddon, is the monogram for the god Assur.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon|Austen H. Layard
When an address is engraved on a sheet of paper the chest or monogram should be omitted.Book of Etiquette|Lillian Eichler
He tore open the envelope, glanced at the monogram, then down the page, and turned to Philippa with a long-drawn whistle.Flip's "Islands of Providence"|Annie Fellows Johnston
verb monograms, monogramming or monogrammed
Word Origin for monogram
"two or more letters intertwined," 1690s, from French monogramme or directly from Late Latin monogramma (5c.), from Late Greek monogrammon "a character formed of several letters in one design," especially in reference to the signature of the Byzantine emperors, noun use of neuter of monogrammos (adj.) "consisting of a single letter," literally "drawn with single lines," from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + gramma "letter, line" (see grammar). Earlier it meant "sketch or picture drawn in lines only, without shading or color," a sense also found in Latin and probably in Greek. Related: Monogrammatic.
1868, from monogram (n.). Related: Monogrammed; monogramming.