from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person's own signature or handwriting.
- n. A manuscript in the author's handwriting.
- transitive v. To write one's name or signature on or in; sign.
- transitive v. To write in one's own handwriting.
- adj. Written in the writer's own handwriting: an autograph letter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person’s own handwriting, especially the signature of a famous or admired person.
- n. A manuscript in the author’s handwriting.
- adj. Written in the author’s own handwriting.
- v. To sign, or write one’s name or signature on a book etc
- v. To write something in one's own handwriting
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.
- adj. In one's own handwriting
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Written by one's self; in one's own handwriting: as, an autograph letter.
- n. A person's own handwriting; something written by a person's own hand; an original manuscript or signature.
- n. An autographic press (which see, under press).
- To write with one's own hand.
- To write one's autograph on or in
- To copy or produce in autograph, or by an autographic process. See autographic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person's own signature
- v. mark with one's signature
- n. something written by one's own hand
But the thought of anyone wanting my autograph is too overwhelming for me to really comprehend, so it pushes me to being more embarrassed than anything.
Crimson autograph is what we leave behind, everywhere man set foot.
That's what we call the autograph hounders buzzing around.
Mike Sweeney, Royals: About the easiest way to get my autograph is to come to a Royals game and wait in the team parking lot after the game.
Now try getting an autograph from the Portland Sea Dogs 'Josh Beckett.
I had, on two or three occasions, used a motto of hers in autograph books, just as I had sentiments from Longfellow, Lowell, Shakespeare, Moses, or Paul.
Mr. Gotthard replied, 'that he had bought the mazurka as Chopin's autograph from a Polish countess, who, being in sad distress, parted, though with the greatest sorrow, with the composition of her illustrious compatriot.'
More generally the word autograph refers to "something written or made with one's own hand," such as an original manuscript or a work of art.
I would never want an autograph from a book either I’d rather have one from the Writer!
Lincoln's 1864 victory speech written in his hand—a document known as an autograph manuscript—sold for more than $3.4 million at Christie's in 2009.