monogram
XP XP [Belongs here in appearance only.] The first two letters of the Greek word XRISTOS, Christ; -- an abbreviation used with the letters separate or, oftener, in a monogram, often inclosed in a circle, as a symbol or emblem of Christ. It use as an emblem was introduced by Constantine the Great, whence it is known as the

{Constantinian symbol}, or

{monogram}. See {Labarum}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Monogram — Mon o*gram, n. [L. monogramma; Gr. mo nos single + gra mma letter, fr. gra fein 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monogram — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. monogrammie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} znak graficzny powstały przez ozdobne połączenie liter, zwykle inicjałów, tytułu itp.; używany jako podpis lub znak własności : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Monogram Stanisława… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • monogram — mon o*gram, v. t. To inscribe or ornament with a monogram. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monogram — MONOGRÁM s.n. v. monogramă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  MONOGRÁM s.n. v. monogramă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • monogram — mȍnogram (monògram) m DEFINICIJA 1. skraćenica, šifra, znak 2. ob. početna slova imena i prezimena, izrađena u posebno stiliziranom obliku (na posteljini, rublju itd.) 3. pravn. pov. na ispravi, grafički znak koji se sastoji od slova imena… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • monogram — [män′ə gram΄] n. [LL monogramma < Gr mono , MONO + gramma, letter: see GRAM1] a character or figure made up of two or more letters, often initials of a name, combined in a single design: used on writing paper, ornaments, clothing, etc. vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • monogram — ► NOUN ▪ a motif of two or more interwoven letters, typically a person s initials. DERIVATIVES monogrammed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Monogram — For other uses, see Monogram (disambiguation). Monogram of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie), formerly above the entrance to the Castle of Good Hope in South Africa. A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or… …   Wikipedia

  • monogram — monogrammatic /mon euh greuh mat ik/, monogrammatical, monogrammic, adj. /mon euh gram /, n., v., monogrammed, monogramming. n. 1. a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly one s initials, often… …   Universalium

  • monogram — m IV, D. u, Ms. monogrammie; lm M. y «znak utworzony najczęściej z dwu splecionych ze sobą liter, zwykle inicjałów czyjegoś imienia i nazwiska; używany jako podpis lub jako znak własności» Monogram jednoliterowy, dwuliterowy, kilkuliterowy. Złoty …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • monogram — {{11}}monogram (n.) two or more letters intertwined, 1690s, from Fr. monogramme or directly from L.L. monogramma (5c.), from Late Gk. monogrammon a character formed of several letters in one design, especially in reference to the signature of the …   Etymology dictionary

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