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monogram

mon·o·gram

 (mŏn′ə-grăm′)
n.
A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark.
tr.v. mon·o·grammed, mon·o·gram·ming, mon·o·grams also mon·o·gramed or mon·o·gram·ing
To mark with a design composed of one or more letters.

[Late Latin monogramma, from Late Greek monogrammon, from neuter of monogrammos, consisting of a single letter : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek gramma, letter; see -gram.]

mon′o·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.

monogram

(ˈmɒnəˌɡræm)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a design of one or more letters, esp initials, embroidered on clothing, printed on stationery, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a design of one or more letters, esp initials, embroidered on clothing, printed on stationery, etc
vb, monograms, monogramming or monogrammed
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr; usually passive) to decorate (clothing, stationery, etc) with a monogram
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr; usually passive) to decorate (clothing, stationery, etc) with a monogram
[C17: from Late Latin monogramma, from Greek; see mono-, -gram]
monogrammatic adj

mon•o•gram

(ˈmɒn əˌgræm)

n., v. -grammed, -gram•ming. n.
1. a design consisting usu. of combined alphabetic letters, commonly one's initials.
v.t.
2. to decorate with a monogram.
[1600–10; < Late Latin monogramma, irreg. < Late Greek monógrammon. See mono-, -gram1]
mon`o•gram•mat′ic (-grəˈmæt ɪk) adj.

monogram, monography

Obsolete, a sketch or drawing in outline without color.
See also: Drawing
two or more letters, as initials, formed into a design to be placed on clothing, notepaper, etc., or as a crest. See also ornamentation. — monogrammatic, monogrammatical, adj.
See also: Writing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monogram - a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials)monogram - a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Translations
إسْم مُتَشابِك الأحْرُف
monogram
monogram
Monogrammmonogrammieren
monogrammemonogrammer
monogrammonogramoz
nafndráttur
monograma
monogramma
monogram
monogramöz simge

monogram

[ˈmɒnəgræm] Nmonograma m, iniciales fpl

monogram

[ˈmɒnəgræm] nmonogramme m

monogram

nMonogramm nt

monogram

[ˈmɒnəˌgræm] nmonogramma m

monogram

(ˈmonəgrӕm) noun
a single design made up of several letters (often a person's initials).
References in classic literature ?
Also say that I have altered my mind about the satin, which I wish to be tamboured with crochet-work; also, that tambour is to be used with monograms on the various garments.
The ceiling was completely covered with names, dates, and monograms, done with candle-smoke.
The transition from Catholic to Protestant worship had been bridged by a time of disuse, when there were no services, and the place was used for storing jars of oil, liqueur, and deck-chairs; the hotel flourishing, some religious body had taken the place in hand, and it was now fitted out with a number of glazed yellow benches, claret-coloured footstools; it had a small pulpit, and a brass eagle carrying the Bible on its back, while the piety of different women had supplied ugly squares of carpet, and long strips of embroidery heavily wrought with monograms in gold.
The envelope was of paper as thick as bark; on the oblong yellow paper there was a huge monogram, and the letter smelt of agreeable scent.
To the same time belonged the ebony and bronze doors, the silver statuette at the foot of the stairs, the forged iron balustrade reproducing right up the marble staircase Rita's decorative monogram in its complicated design.
Emily held out a handsome locket, with a monogram in diamonds, attached to her watch chain.
The body of the chariot was decorated on the outside with designs in clusters of sparkling emeralds, while inside it was lined with a green and gold satin, and the cushions of the seats were of green plush embroidered in gold with a crown, underneath which was a monogram.
There were two or three games and there was a beautiful little writing-case with a gold monogram on it and a gold pen and inkstand.
This seemed as natural to Newland Archer as all the other conventions on which his life was moulded: such as the duty of using two silver- backed brushes with his monogram in blue enamel to part his hair, and of never appearing in society without a flower (preferably a gardenia) in his buttonhole.
Of the four crystal glasses engraved with the count's monogram that stood before his plate, Pierre held out one at random and drank with enjoyment, gazing with ever-increasing amiability at the other guests.
There's hardly another millionaire alive who has the moral courage to have a gilt monogram on a chair like that one in the gun-room.
From that date Tietjens wore a collar of rough silver and employed a monogram on her night blanket, and the blanket was double-woven Kashmir cloth, for she was a delicate dog.