Mon"o*gram (?), n. [L. monogramma; Gr. single + letter, fr. to write: cf. F. monogramme. See Graphic.]

1.

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.

⇒ The monogram above, combining the letters of the name Karolvs, was used by Charlemagne.

2.

A picture in lines; a sketch.

[R.]

3.

An arbitrary sign for a word.

[R.]

<-- monogram v. to inscribe or ornament with a monogram -->

 

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