autograph

[aw-tuh-graf, -grahf]
noun
1.
a person's own signature: He collects autographs of artists.
2.
something written in a person's own hand, as a manuscript or letter.
adjective
3.
written by a person's own hand: an autograph letter.
4.
containing autographs: an autograph album.
verb (used with object)
5.
to write one's name on or in; sign: to autograph a book.
6.
to write with one's own hand.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin autographum, noun use of neuter of Latin autographus written with one's own hand < Greek autógraphos. See auto-1, -graph

autographic [aw-tuh-graf-ik] , autographical, adjective
autographically, adverb
unautographed, adjective
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autograph (ˈɔːtəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
1.  a.  a handwritten signature, esp that of a famous person
 b.  (as modifier): an autograph album
2.  a person's handwriting
3.  a.  a book, document, etc, handwritten by its author; original manuscript; holograph
 b.  (as modifier): an autograph letter
 
vb
4.  to write one's signature on or in; sign
5.  to write with one's own hand
 
[C17: from Late Latin, from Greek autographos, from autos self + graphein to write]
 
autographic
 
adj
 
auto'graphical
 
adj
 
auto'graphically
 
adv

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autograph
1791, from L. autographum, from Gk. autographon, neut. of autographos "written with one's own hand," from autos- "self" (comb. form) + graphein "to write" (originally "to scratch"). Used earlier (1640s) to mean "author's own manuscript." The verb, meaning "to sign one's name" dates from 1837.
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Example sentences
If you cash the check not only are you disloyal, but you also lose the
  autograph.
After a talk or at an opening, people crowd round for a chat-and an autograph.
And then maybe you can stop him and get his autograph.
Engraved on the back is the name and autograph of the factory worker who put
  your phone together.
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