sign one's name by hand, write one's name on (photo, book, etc.)
person's handwritten signature
\au"to*graph\ (&?;), n. [f. autographe, fr. gr. &?; autographic; &?; self + &?; to write.] that which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.autograph
\au"to*graph\ (&?;), a. in one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.autograph
something written by one's own hand 2.
a person's own signature [syn: john hancock]
v : mark with one's signature; "the author autographed his book" [syn: inscribe]
An autograph (from the , autós, "self" and γράφω, gráphō, "write") is a document transcribed entirely in the handwriting of its author, as opposed to a typeset document or one written by an amanuensis or a copyist; the meaning overlaps with that of the word holograph.
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1. something written by one's own hand
(hypernym) writing, written material, piece of writing
(hyponym) manuscript, holograph
2. a person's own signature
(synonym) John Hancock
1. mark with one's signature; "The author autographed his book"
(derivation) John Hancock
That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.
In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.
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