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1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first: took the initial step toward peace.
2. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
a. The first letter of a proper name.
b. initials The first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit: stationery monogrammed with her initials.
2. The first letter of a word.
3. A large, often highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter, verse, or paragraph.
tr.v. in·i·tialed, in·i·tial·ing, in·i·tials also in·i·tialled or in·i·tial·ling
To mark or sign with initials, especially for purposes of authorization or approval.

[Latin initiālis, from initium, beginning; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

in·i′tial·ly adv.
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الأحْرُفُ الأُوْلَى مِنْ إِسْمِ شَخْصٍ iniciály initialer Initialen αρχικά iniciales nimikirjaimet initiales inicijali iniziali 頭文字 머리글자 initialen initialer inicjały iniciais инициалы initialer อักษรแรกๆของชื่อ adın baş harfleri tên họ viết tắt 人名首字母
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I thought it was better to do it so, because Meg's initials are M.
It was merely the initials of his own name, which, with somewhat of his characteristic grace about the forms of the letters, he had cut there when a boy.
For many years, though a vague report would now and then find its way across the sea -- like a shapeless piece of driftwood tossed ashore with the initials of a name upon it -- yet no tidings of them unquestionably authentic were received.
If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.
In time, after many squeezes, Tom managed to sign his initials, using the ball of his little finger for a pen.
comprised in your initials written in books you have at different times lent me; but I never asked for what name it stood.
On my way from the North, I pause at this interesting city for the third time; I consult my Books for the customary references to past local experience; I find under the heading, 'Personal position in York,' the initials, T.
There was no record or legend of any prisoner with those initials, and many fruitless guesses were made what the name could have been.
She brought with her two uncompromising hard black boxes, with her initials on the lids in hard brass nails.
For this sum he repainted the box, traced her initials on it, and affixed new hinges, a Bramah lock, and brass handles, at a cost to himself of ten shillings and several hours' labor.
In the Communists' dungeon, I noticed numbers of initials traced on the walls by the unfortunate people confined in it; and among these were an "R" and a "C.
Albert expected to have something new this time to show to the traveller, but, to his great surprise, the latter, without seeking for the signatures, many of which, indeed, were only initials, named instantly the author of every picture in such a manner that it was easy to see that each name was not only known to him, but that each style associated with it had been appreciated and studied by him.