autograph

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v autograph mark with one's signature "The author autographed his book"
    • n autograph a person's own signature
    • n autograph something written by one's own hand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Julius Caesar's autograph is worth about $2,000,000.
    • a Autograph In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.
    • n Autograph That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • autograph Written by one's self; in one's own handwriting: as, an autograph letter.
    • n autograph A person's own handwriting; something written by a person's own hand; an original manuscript or signature.
    • n autograph An autographic press (which see, under press).
    • autograph To write with one's own hand.
    • autograph To write one's autograph on or in
    • autograph To copy or produce in autograph, or by an autographic process. See autographic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Autograph aw′to-graf one's own handwriting: a signature: an original manuscript
    • v.t Autograph to write with one's hand
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Quotations

  • Shirley Temple Black
    Shirley Temple Black
    “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”
  • Fred A. Allen
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    “Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. autographe, fr. Gr. autographic; self + to write

Usage

In literature:

Highly Interesting Autograph Letters.
"Notes and Queries, Number 69, February 22, 1851" by Various
With a Portrait and Autograph of the author.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The sweet girl sent it me this very morning, with her autograph attached, as you see.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The definitive autograph text in one thick quarto volume.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
Autograph letter from Cavaliere Biagio Ingroja of Calatafimi to H. F. Jones.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
He graciously thanked me for adding my name, and spoke of how he prized my autograph.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
There was a portrait of Swinburne when quite a young man, together with his autograph.
"The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893" by Various
An expert microscopist and observer can at once arrive at a correct and positive conclusion as to the genuineness of an autograph.
"The Arena" by Various
This paper passed, as a wrapper, from Lemon to Mr. Birket Foster, and from the hands of that gentleman to an autograph-hunter undiscoverable.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
If it's to be botany versus archery, I think I'll put my valuable autograph on the side of science.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

What his 'en was for this was a riddle to me,
An' will be, I doubt, till the day that I dee;
But if ony aul' schulemate could solve me the same,
I wad sen' him an autograph letter to frame.
"Jock Buchan" by Alexander Anderson
"See, here the will is witness'd,
And here's his autograph."
"In truth, our father's writing,"
Says Edward, with a laugh;
"But thou shalt not be a loser, Tom,
We'll share it half and half."
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Each morning the post brings you autograph letters;
You'll answer them promptly,— an hour isn't much
For the honor of sharing a page with your betters,
With magistrates, members of Congress, and such.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Newly opened, The Stones Legian, Bali, in Indonesia, represents the debut of Autograph Collection in the region.
Jennifer Lopez is refuting reports that she got a maid fired from her hotel job after the cleaning lady requested an autograph , RadarOnline.com is reporting.
An enthusiast gets Captain Jim Starley's autograph before he pilots United Airlines' inaugural flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Sunday at George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Texas.
It was an honor a couple of weeks ago when a soldier serving in Afghanistan asked for an autographed picture of Summer and I.
To be really frank with you, we should be the ones asking for his autograph .
Over 22,520 photos and some 60,740 trading cards — all autographed .
Kallin and the auction house also say his books would beat the Guinness World Record for a private collection of autographed books.
It does not give Panini exclusive rights to autographed Andrew Luck trading cards.
Ruth chomped on a cigar — it should be noted that he would die of throat cancer five years later — and looked resplendent in his dark suit and striped tie as he signed autographs for the mob that had descended upon him.
Texans hold autograph sessions at local stores.
Rocket's members Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons also made an appearance at first national bank in Mcallen to sign free autographs for fans.
How can I get an autographed photo of Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees for my nephew back home in New York, and how much will it cost.
Its Jeter- autographed gear is sold on the site and at Major League Baseball's online shop, shop.mlb.com.
But its cheapest Jeter- autographed pictures are $499.
In early 2006, my now 14-year-old daughter managed to get autographs from St Louis Cardinals baseball players Adam Wainwright and Skip Schumaker when they came to Joplin as part of the team's annual Cardinals Caravan.
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In science:

If somebody from that galaxy had come along, Seth would have been the most famous man on earth, offered an autographed copy of his thesis for free, and arranged for a public lecture at the current General Assembly.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview
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