Initials
Initials In*i"tials, n. pl. The first letters of a person's first and last name, and sometimes also the first letters of the middle name or names; as, sign your initials in the margin; people identified only by their initials. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • initials — [plural] ► the first letter of each of your names: »He was dismissed for forging his manager s initials on the invoices. ► one of the letters by which an organization may be known, which are usually the first letters of each of the words in its… …   Financial and business terms

  • initials —    People are quite often addressed in English speaking countries by a set of initials, or by a single initial letter. The set of initials is associated by many with American business practice. In Graham Greene’s short story Men at Work occurs:’… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • initials — /ɪ nɪʃ(ə)lz/ plural noun a first letters of the words in a name ● What do the initials IMF stand for? ● The chairman wrote his initials by each alteration in the contract he was signing …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • initials — noun An abbreviation of a persons name, constructed by taking the initial letters of first, last, and sometimes middle name. See monogram …   Wiktionary

  • initials — Synonyms and related words: ID card, John Hancock, X, autograph, badge, calligram, calling card, card, christcross, cipher, countermark, countersign, countersignature, counterstamp, credentials, cross, device, dog tag, endorsement, hand,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • initials — n. first letter or letters of a name in·i·tial || ɪ nɪʃl n. beginning letter of a person s first name; first letter (as of a word); enlarged or ornamented letter at the beginning of a chapter v. sign using the first letter or letters of a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • initials — The first letters of a person s christian name or names and the first letter of his surname or family name, e.g. J. F. K. for John F. Kennedy. 38 Am J1st Name § 7. Sufficient as a designation of the creditors of a bankrupt in the schedule of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • INITIALS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Initials B.B. — Initials B.B. Album par Serge Gainsbourg Sortie 1968 Enregistrement décembre 1965 – mai 1968 Durée 31:00 Genre Pop Rock psychédélique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Initials B.B. (chanson) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Initials B.B.. Initials B.B. Chanson par Serge Gainsbourg extrait de l’album Initials B.B. Sortie 1968 Parolier …   Wikipédia en Français

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