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. 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.

  2. Commitment To Excellence:

    Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

  3. Shirley Temple:

    I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

  4. Maitland Ward:

    I've seen cosplayers charge $20 to $30 for selfies, and they charge just as much for their autograph. I could never do that.

  5. Suhani Bhawani:

    Work hard until your signature gets called as autograph

Images & Illustrations of autograph

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