Definition of Autograph

1. Noun. Something written by one's own hand.

Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material
Specialized synonyms: Holograph, Manuscript

2. Verb. Mark with one's signature. "The author autographed his book"
Exact synonyms: Inscribe
Generic synonyms: Sign

3. Noun. A person's own signature.
Exact synonyms: John Hancock
Generic synonyms: Signature

Definition of Autograph

1. n. That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.

2. a. In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.

Definition of Autograph

1. Noun. A person’s own handwriting, especially the signature of a famous or admired person. ¹

2. Noun. A manuscript in the author’s handwriting. ¹

3. Adjective. Written in the author’s own handwriting. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To sign, or write one’s name or signature on a book etc ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To write something in one's own handwriting ¹

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Definition of Autograph

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Autograph

1. That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting. Origin: F. Autographe, fr. Gr. Autographic; self + to write. In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autograph

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autogenous vaccine
autograph (current term)
autograph album
autograph book

Literary usage of Autograph

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

1. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"5 Portrait and autograph of Joseph Portrait and autograph of Wash- Story 10 ... 85 autograph of Henry Wheaton . 89 Portrait and autograph of Charles ..."

2. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"Cf. (with Robert Browning's autograph on half title), Warner, A., May 3, '20. ... Cl., ge (autograph presentation copy from Mrs. Browning to "dearest ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The proof sheets of the first edition, wi* MS. notes by Ballantyne, and numerous corrections and additions in the autograph of the author. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1847)
"309 View of the Birthplace of Crabbe, 309 autograph of Samuel Rogers, . ... 316 Portrait of William Wordsworth, 322 autograph of Wordsworth, . ..."

5. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1905)
"A Gossip about autograph Hunters By HJ Jennings MOST collectors have their moments of human weakness, when one at least of the commandments—that which ..."

6. Catalogue by Dulau & Co., ltd., Booksellers, London, N.W. Lott & H.J. Gerrish Ltd (1845)
"353 autograph ALBUM, containing nearly two hundred signatures of celebrities, ... autograph Letter Signed 2s. 6d. evidently collected together by an ..."

7. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"With fac-simile autograph. F°. EM. 1426 Apparently from the portrait by ED Marchant. ... To DM Noyes, Exeter, NH Sends his autograph as requested. ..."

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