What does autograph mean?

Definitions for autograph
ˈɔ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑfau·to·graph

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word autograph.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autograph(noun)

    something written by one's own hand

  2. autograph, John Hancock(verb)

    a person's own signature

  3. autograph, inscribe(verb)

    mark with one's signature

    "The author autographed his book"


  1. autograph(Noun)

    A person's own handwriting, especially the signature of a famous or admired person.

  2. autograph(Noun)

    A manuscript in the author's handwriting.

  3. autograph(Verb)

    To sign, or write one's name or signature on a book etc

  4. autograph(Verb)

    To write something in one's own handwriting

  5. autograph(Adjective)

    Written in the author's own handwriting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autograph(noun)

    that which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting

    Etymology: [F. autographe, fr. Gr. autographic; self + to write.]

  2. Autograph(adj)

    in one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will

    Etymology: [F. autographe, fr. Gr. autographic; self + to write.]


  1. Autograph

    An autograph is a document transcribed entirely in the handwriting of its author, as opposed to a typeset document or one written by an amanuensis or a copyist; the meaning overlaps with that of the word holograph. Autograph also refers to a famous person's artistic signature. This term is used in particular for the practice of collecting autographs of celebrities. The hobby of collecting autographs is known as philography.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Autograph

    aw′to-graf, n. one's own handwriting: a signature: an original manuscript.—v.t. to write with one's hand.—adj. Autograph′ic.—adv. Autograph′ically.—n. Au′tography, act of writing with one's own hand: reproduction of the outline of a writing or drawing by fac-simile. [Gr. autos, self, graphē, writing.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autograph in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autograph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of autograph in a Sentence

  1. Mac Donnell:

    I'm jealous of the owners of the cave, i have signed books, letters, photos, legal documents, checks, autograph albums, and even an opera fan, but no signed cave -- not sure where I'd put it if I did have one.

  2. Deborah Moore:

    Dad taught me to always be appreciative of what you have, in fact, he would never say no to anyone who asked for an autograph. Even if it was at the most inconvenient moment, he ’d be so gracious and say yes. I remember he once said, ‘ These are the people who put me here ’ and that’s why he did it. He also taught me that it’s so easy to be kind and so hard to be unkind, because he always had so much love and respect for other people. He was such a good man.

  3. Tanya Tucker:

    Every now and then I think about him in the cold ground and I think, ‘Wow, what a magnificent contribution he made, not just to music… But his contributions to people. I’ve never seen him turn an autograph down. Tanya Tucker (right) and her daughter Presley. (Brad Newman) Never seen him raise his voice to anybody, as far as a fan. Well, to me a few times. [But] I raised it right back! But you know, he really did contribute to my life and it was some of the [best] three years that I’ll never, ever forget.

  4. Suhani Bhawani:

    Work hard until your signature gets called as autograph

  5. Eric Muizebelt:

    They all come to Botswana because it's still a nice destination to go to where you're not bothered about paparazzi because you're far away from anything and everything, the people from Botswana are not like: 'I want to have an autograph or a picture'. People can come here and have their complete rest and peacefulness.

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