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


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.


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


A picture in lines; a sketch.



An arbitrary sign for a word.


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


© Webster 1913.

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