Four famous autographs.
- The definition of an autograph is the signature of a person written with his own hand, especially one written by someone well-known.
When an author signs her name in a book, then that is an example of an autograph.
- To autograph is defined as to sign your name on it.
An example of autograph is when a musician writes his name on a CD for a fan.
- a signature, handwritten inscription, etc., esp. that of a famous person which is valued as a memento
- a thing written in one's own handwriting; original manuscript; holograph
Origin of autographClassical Latin autographum, neuter of autographus from Classical Greek autographos, written with one's own hand from autos, self + graphein: see graphic
- to write (something) with one's own hand
- to write one's signature on or in
- A person's own signature, especially considered as a collector's item.
- a. A person's own handwriting.b. A manuscript in the author's handwriting.
transitive verbau·to·graphed, au·to·graph·ing, au·to·graphs
- To write one's name or signature on or in; sign: The actor autographed a picture of himself.
- To write in one's own handwriting.
Origin of autographLate 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
- Written in the author’s own handwriting.
(third-person singular simple present autographs, present participle autographing, simple past and past participle autographed)
auto- + -graph. From Latin autographum, in turn from Ancient Greek αὐτόγραφον (autographon, “a writing in one’s own hand”).