monogram

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n monogram a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The monogram "RR" for Rolls-Royce has never been altered, except for when Sir Henry Royce passed away in 1933. Then it was changed from red to black.
    • Monogram A character or cipher composed of two or more letters interwoven or combined so as to represent a name, or a part of it (usually the initials). Monograms are often used on seals, ornamental pins, rings, buttons, and by painters, engravers, etc., to distinguish their works.
    • Monogram A picture in lines; a sketch.
    • Monogram An arbitrary sign for a word.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monogram One character in writing; a mark or design formed or consisting of one letter.
    • n monogram Two or more of the letters of a name or word, or of the initials of several names or words, so combined as to form or appear to form a single character.
    • n monogram A picture drawn in lines without color; a sketch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Monogram mon′ō-gram a figure consisting of several letters interwoven or written into one
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. monogramma,; Gr. mo`nos single + gra`mma letter, fr. gra`fein to write: cf. F. monogramme,. See Graphic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. monos, alone, gramma, a letter.

Usage

In literature:

She knew well the value of the tiny monogram that marked the canvases about her.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
The initials were engraved as a monogram on different articles, even the ivory brushes had them.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
Old Church Porch, Morlaas, Monogram of the Eleventh Century.
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
Aurora's monogram, daintily executed, adorned the door-panels of her carriage.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Sha'n't we cut Purt right off of our calling lists if he doesn't give up monogrammed cigarettes?
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
A medal was struck, on which was impressed his title of "God," together with the monogram of Christ.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
And does she have her monogram burned on all of them?
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Each has a cross in a circle deeply incised, with the member of an R attached to one limb, so as to form the Chi Rho monogram.
"The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine" by George Forrest Browne
Then from Jim's ear I unbound a handkerchief with a crest and a monogram on it.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
How about monogrammed linens for the first cabins?
"The Star Lord" by Boyd Ellanby
Lazada's car turned out to be a brand-new Cadillac with a special maroon paint job and a monogram about four inches square on every door.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
The envelope and the paper bore a monogram.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
But his productions were till lately concealed under an interlaced monogram M.C.O.K.X.I.N.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
On the table by the bed stood the glass with his monogram, out of which he had drunk that dreadful potion.
"Gertrude's Marriage" by W. Heimburg
The royal use of the monogram was naturally imitated by great officers and ecclesiastics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
My monogram is on the guard.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
For days she made a feverish study of monogrammed and photogravured catalogues from various schools in the East.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
It was of an old pattern, with a quaint monogram on one side.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Then there's a sort of companionship about those names and monograms and quotations.
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins
I think so much of it I have even talked of having my name changed to fit the letters of this monogram.
"One of My Sons" by Anna Katharine Green
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In poetry:

The amnesiac
who tunes into a new neighborhood,
having misplaced the past,
having thrown out someone else's
credit cards and monogrammed watch,
would understand.
"The Twelve Dancing Princesses" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Fifteen years after the debut of its landmark 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe street rod, Revell has reissued the kit as part of its " Monogram Classic Cruiser" line of budget-priced kits.
This kit is one of the better-known car products from Monogram 's formative years.
Norwood Manufacturing Plant obtains official API 547 Monogram certification.
To read Wayne Webers' review of Revell- Monogram 's Basic Builder 1957 Corvette, subscribe to Scale Auto today.
A More Modern Monogram Arrives.
Revell-Monogram 1/25 scale Chip Ganassi's Target Reynard .
Styles include embroidered, studded velvet, monogrammed letters, gold accents and have more structure for your tootsies than the traditional ballet flat.
Revell-Monogram Stars & Stripes Corvette.
This Revell-Monogram model is a great kit overall, with a lot of really good detail.
An 1863 Ottoman Empire 20-para Tughra, Monogram of Sultan Abdul-Azia stamp (Turkey Scott 1).
Mulholland Brothers all leather safari weekend bag (monogramming available).
BYESVILLE An apparent accident at Monogram Metals on Leyshon Drive here claimed the life of a Fairview man Tuesday night when he was crushed by a steel coil .
Revell-Monogram does it with the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8.
And we're especially loving this modern take on the monogrammed necklace .
The company has seen an increasing demand for more monogrammed jewelry.
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In science:

May, Rings, modules, and algebras in stable homotopy theory, Mathematical Surveys Monograms 47, Amer.
On the Multiplicative Structure of Topological Hochschild Homology
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