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au·to·graph

 (ô′tə-grăf′)
n.
1. A person's own signature, especially considered as a collector's item.
2.
a. A person's own handwriting.
b. A manuscript in the author's handwriting.
tr.v. au·to·graphed, au·to·graph·ing, au·to·graphs
1. To write one's name or signature on or in; sign: The actor autographed a picture of himself.
2. To write in one's own handwriting.
adj.
Written in the writer's own handwriting: an autograph letter.

[Late Latin autographum, from neuter of Latin autographus, written with one's own hand, from Greek autographos : auto-, auto- + graphein, to write; see -graph.]

au′to·graph′ic, au′to·graph′i·cal adj.
au′to·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

autograph

(ˈɔːtəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf)
n
1.
a. a handwritten signature, esp that of a famous person
b. (as modifier): an autograph album.
2. a person's handwriting
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. a book, document, etc, handwritten by its author; original manuscript; holograph
b. (as modifier): an autograph letter.
vb (tr)
4. to write one's signature on or in; sign
5. to write with one's own hand
[C17: from Late Latin, from Greek autographos, from autos self + graphein to write]
autographic, ˌautoˈgraphical adj
ˌautoˈgraphically adv

au•to•graph

(ˈɔ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

n.
1. a person's signature, esp. a signature of a famous person for keeping as a memento.
2. something written in a person's own hand, as a manuscript or letter.
v.t.
3. to write one's name on or in; sign, esp. as a memento.
4. to write with one's own hand.
[1630–40; < Latin autographum, n. use of neuter of autographus written with one's own hand < Greek autógraphos. See auto-1, -graph]
au`to•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.

autograph

- Comes from Greek, then Latin autographum, meaning "self-written"; it originally meant "author's own manuscript."
See also related terms for manuscript.

autograph


Past participle: autographed
Gerund: autographing

Imperative
autograph
autograph
Present
I autograph
you autograph
he/she/it autographs
we autograph
you autograph
they autograph
Preterite
I autographed
you autographed
he/she/it autographed
we autographed
you autographed
they autographed
Present Continuous
I am autographing
you are autographing
he/she/it is autographing
we are autographing
you are autographing
they are autographing
Present Perfect
I have autographed
you have autographed
he/she/it has autographed
we have autographed
you have autographed
they have autographed
Past Continuous
I was autographing
you were autographing
he/she/it was autographing
we were autographing
you were autographing
they were autographing
Past Perfect
I had autographed
you had autographed
he/she/it had autographed
we had autographed
you had autographed
they had autographed
Future
I will autograph
you will autograph
he/she/it will autograph
we will autograph
you will autograph
they will autograph
Future Perfect
I will have autographed
you will have autographed
he/she/it will have autographed
we will have autographed
you will have autographed
they will have autographed
Future Continuous
I will be autographing
you will be autographing
he/she/it will be autographing
we will be autographing
you will be autographing
they will be autographing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been autographing
you have been autographing
he/she/it has been autographing
we have been autographing
you have been autographing
they have been autographing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been autographing
you will have been autographing
he/she/it will have been autographing
we will have been autographing
you will have been autographing
they will have been autographing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been autographing
you had been autographing
he/she/it had been autographing
we had been autographing
you had been autographing
they had been autographing
Conditional
I would autograph
you would autograph
he/she/it would autograph
we would autograph
you would autograph
they would autograph
Past Conditional
I would have autographed
you would have autographed
he/she/it would have autographed
we would have autographed
you would have autographed
they would have autographed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autograph - something written by one's own handautograph - something written by one's own hand
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
holograph, manuscript - handwritten book or document
2.autograph - a person's own signatureautograph - a person's own signature    
signature - your name written in your own handwriting
Verb1.autograph - mark with one's signatureautograph - mark with one's signature; "The author autographed his book"
sign - be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

autograph

noun signature, moniker (informal) He went backstage and asked for her autograph.

autograph

verb
To affix one's signature to:
Idioms: put one's John Hancock on, set one's hand to.
Translations
تَوْقِيعتَوقيع الشَّخْص بِيَدِهيُوقِّع بِخَط يَدِه
autogrampodepsat
autografsignatursignere
nimikirjoituskäsikirjoituskäsinkirjoitettu
autogram
autogramautogramot ad
árita meî nafnieiginhandarundirskrift
サイン
서명
autografasdalinti autografusduoti autografą
autogrāfsdot autogrāfu
autogram
avtogram
autograf
ลายเซ็น
bút tích

autograph

[ˈɔːtəgrɑːf]
A. N
1. (= signature) → autógrafo m
2. (= manuscript) → autógrafo m
B. VT (= sign) → firmar; [+ book, photo] → dedicar
C. CPD autograph album Nálbum m de autógrafos
autograph hunter Ncazador(a) m/f de autógrafos

autograph

[ˈɔːtəgrɑːf]
n (= signature) → autographe m
vtsigner, dédicacerautograph hunter nchasseur/euse m/f d'autographesauto-immune autoimmune [ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn] adj [disease, reaction] → auto-immun(e)

autograph

n (= signature)Autogramm nt; (= manuscript)Originalmanuskript nt
vtsignieren; he autographed my albumer hat mir ein Autogramm fürs Album gegeben

autograph

:
autograph album
nAutogrammalbum nt
autograph book
nAutogrammbuch nt
autograph copy

autograph

[ˈɔːtəˌgrɑːf]
1. nautografo
2. vtfirmare

autograph

(ˈoːtəgraːf) noun
a person's signature, especially as a souvenir. She collected autographs of film stars.
verb
to write one's name on (especially for a souvenir). The actor autographed her programme.

autograph

تَوْقِيع autogram autograf Autogramm αυτόγραφο autógrafo nimikirjoitus autographe autogram autografo サイン 서명 handtekening autograf autograf autógrafo автограф autograf ลายเซ็น imza bút tích 亲笔签名
References in classic literature ?
But there was one thing I couldn't understand -- nobody had asked for an autograph.
Why, if Adam was to show himself to every new comer that wants to call and gaze at him and strike him for his autograph, he would never have time to do anything else but just that.
These marks are his signature, his physiological autograph, so to speak, and this autograph can not be counterfeited, nor can he disguise it or hide it away, nor can it become illegible by the wear and mutations of time.
Over the door are my name, portrait, and autograph, expanded to colossal proportions, and surrounded in flowing letters, by the motto of the establishment, 'Down with the Doctors
By this token you will know that the fairy tale I have been telling you is true, and to-morrow, if you will, you shall see your autograph petticoat.
You may read them; the mere autograph of such a man is interesting.
But there it is; quite in your way: a murderer's autograph.
Michael's pear-tree, near which he always passed at nightfall: the circumstantial evidence appeared so strong that Dominicus doubted whether the autograph produced by the lawyer, or even the niece's direct testimony, ought to be equivalent.
They talk of affinities between the autograph and the character: what affinity was there here?
Red and Black character, Catch-word and No Cypher; wherein consult, also, marginal notes in the autograph of Stuffundpuff, with the Sub-Commentaries of Gruntundguzzell.
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
A collector recently bought at public auction, in London, for one hundred and fifty-seven guineas, an autograph of Shakspeare; but for nothing a school-boy can read Hamlet and can detect secrets of highest concernment yet unpublished therein.