Definition of Monogram

1. Noun. A graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing.

Generic synonyms: Symbol



Definition of Monogram

1. n. A character or cipher composed of two or more letters interwoven or combined so as to represent a name, or a part of it (usually the initials). Monograms are often used on seals, ornamental pins, rings, buttons, and by painters, engravers, etc., to distinguish their works.

Definition of Monogram

1. Noun. (obsolete) A picture drawn in line only, before the colour and/or shading is applied; an outline sketch. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete rare) A sentence consisting of only one line, or an epigram consisting of only one verse, of poetry. ¹

3. Noun. A design composed of one or more letters, often intertwined, used as an identifying mark of an individual or institution. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To mark something with a monogram. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monogram

1. to mark with a design of one's initials [v -GRAMED, -GRAMING, -GRAMS or -GRAMMED, -GRAMMING, -GRAMS]

Monogram Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monogram

monogerminal
monoglot
monoglots
monoglottism
monoglucosylated
monoglyceride
monoglycerides
monoglycosyl
monoglycosylated
monogon
monogonal
monogoneutic
monogonont
monogons
monogram (current term)
monogramed
monograming
monogrammal
monogrammatic
monogramme
monogrammed
monogrammer
monogrammers
monogrammes
monogrammic
monogramming
monogrammous
monograms
monogranular

Literary usage of Monogram

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The monogram f , on the other hand, is pre-Christian, and appears on Attic ... It has long been a problem whether the monogram for the name of Christ was ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"In aA small bronze figure of St. Peter bearing the penal cross-monogram, of excellent workmanship, is given by Martigny, p. 539. punting of the Adoration of ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"In a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, recently discovered after a fall of earth outside of this place, the monogram takes the place of the star ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1904)
"The date of the so-called Frampton pavement t (which bears the monogram) is determined, so Mr. Allen judges, between that year and AD 312, and he states, ..."

5. The Numismatic Chronicle by Royal Numismatic Society (Great Britain) (1895)
"... fine denarius struck by Lucius Caesius, about the year 104 BC, appears the monogram ... and as the same monogram is found on a denarius struck by Manius ..."

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