Autograph - meaning and definition. What is Autograph
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What (who) is Autograph - definition

Autographs; Autographed; Autography
  • "[[B-A-C-H]] is beginning and end of all music", signed autograph document by [[Max Reger]] (dated 7 May 1912)
  • Picture of German yodeler [[Franzl Lang]], autograph (likely for a fan's collection) at bottom.
  • Share of the Standard Oil Trust, issued 5 April 1882, signed by [[John D. Rockefeller]]

·adj In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.
II. Autograph ·noun That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.
(autographs, autographing, autographed)
An autograph is the signature of someone famous which is specially written for a fan to keep.
He went backstage and asked for her autograph...
N-COUNT: oft with poss
If someone famous autographs something, they put their signature on it.
I autographed a copy of one of my books. autographed photo of Clark Gable.
VERB: V n, V-ed
¦ noun
1. a celebrity's signature written for an admirer.
2. a manuscript or musical score in an author's or composer's own handwriting.
3. a person's handwriting.
¦ verb write one's signature on.
¦ adjective written in the author's own handwriting.
autographic adjective
C17: from Fr. autographe or late L. autographum, from Gk autographon, neut. of autographos 'written with one's own hand'.



An autograph is a person's own handwriting or signature. The word autograph comes from Ancient Greek (αὐτός, autós, "self" and γράφω, gráphō, "write"), and can mean more specifically:

  • a manuscript written by the author of its content. In this meaning the term autograph can often be used interchangeably with holograph.
  • a celebrity's handwritten signature. Autograph collecting is the activity of collecting such autographs.
Pronunciation examples for Autograph
1. AUDIENCE: Autograph.
Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity _ Lisa Nichols _ Talks at Google
2. everybody's autograph.
Vincent Herring _ Bird at 100 _ Talks at Google
3. for my autograph?
The Great Racing Spectacle _ Alexander Rossi + More _ Talks at Google
4. will you autograph Frank?
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence _ Paul Horowitz _ Talks at Google
5. autograph signing, dinner.
Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Autograph
1. He would show up at spring training, Ryan said, and "sign autograph after autograph.
2. Afterward, dozens lined up to have her autograph books.
3. "Theo was still starstruck and he wanted Jamie Redknapp‘s autograph.
4. People nearby asked him to autograph their tickets.
5. Karelin shook the man‘s hand and dutifully signed an autograph. «