Monogram meaning

mŏnə-grăm
A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark.
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A character or figure made up of two or more letters, often initials of a name, combined in a single design: used on writing paper, jewelry, clothing, towels, etc.
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(obsolete, rare) A sentence consisting of only one line, or an epigram consisting of only one verse, of poetry.
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A design composed of one or more letters, often intertwined, used as an identifying mark of an individual or institution.
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To put a monogram on.
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(obsolete) A picture drawn in line only, before the colour and/or shading is applied; an outline sketch.
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To mark something with a monogram.
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To mark with a design composed of one or more letters.
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Origin of monogram

  • Late Latin monogramma from Late Greek monogrammon from neuter of monogrammos consisting of a single letter Greek mono- mono- Greek gramma letter –gram

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The noun derives from the post-Classical Latin monogrammum, itself from the Byzantine Greek μονόγραμμον (monogrammon); cf. the French and Middle French monogramme, as well as the Italian monogramma. The verb derives from the noun; compare the earlier adjective monogrammed and the slightly earlier noun monogramming.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Classical Latin adjective monogrammus, from the conjectured Ancient Greek * μονόγραμμος (monogrammos, “outlined", “drawn with single lines").

    From Wiktionary

  • Formed as mono- +"Ž -gram, by analogy with epigram.

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