What does autograph mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autographnoun

    something written by one's own hand

  2. autograph, John Hancockverb

    a person's own signature

  3. autograph, inscribeverb

    mark with one's signature

    "The author autographed his book"


  1. autographnoun

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

  2. autographnoun

    A manuscript in the author's handwriting.

  3. autographverb

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

  4. autographverb

    To write something in one's own handwriting

  5. autographadjective

    Written in the author's own handwriting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autographnoun

    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. Autographadjective

    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. Marlo Thomas:

    Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.

  2. Shirley Temple:

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

  3. Shirley Temple Black:

    I stopped believing in Santa Claus at age six when my mother took me to see him in a store and he asked for my autograph.

  4. Commitment To Excellence:

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

  5. Larry Levine:

    There will be a lot of staff that will treat him like an animal that he is, but there will be other staff that will want his autograph and treat him like a star.

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