- Handwriting Hand"writ`ing (-r[imac]t"[i^]ng), n.
1. The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or
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handwriting — I noun autography, calligraphy, chirographum, chirography, cursive writing, hand, longhand, manus, pencraft, penmanship, script, scription, style of penmanship, writing associated concepts: forgery, handwriting expert, handwriting sample,… … Law dictionary
handwriting — c.1500, from HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) + WRITING (Cf. writing), translating L. manuscriptum. Hand in the sense of handwriting, style of writing is from late 14c. An ordinary note in his [Horace Greeley s] handwriting is said to have been used for a… … Etymology dictionary
handwriting — [hand′rīt΄iŋ] n. 1. writing done by hand, with pen, pencil, etc. 2. a style or way of forming letters and words in writing 3. Archaic something written by hand see the handwriting on the wall to foresee impending disaster or misfortune: Dan. 5:5… … English World dictionary
handwriting — [n] the way a person writes autography, calligraphy, chicken scratch*, chirography, ductus, griffonage, hand, hieroglyphics, longhand, manuscript, manuscription, mark, pencraft, penscript, scratching*, scrawl, scribble, script, scription,… … New thesaurus
handwriting — ► NOUN 1) writing with a pen or pencil rather than by typing or printing. 2) a person s particular style of writing … English terms dictionary
handwriting — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, good, legible, neat ▪ Her handwriting was neat and legible. ▪ bad (esp. AmE), illegible, messy (esp. AmE … Collocations dictionary
handwriting — n. 1) illegible; legible handwriting 2) (misc.) to see the handwriting on the wall ( to foresee an impending disaster ) * * * [ hændˌraɪtɪŋ] legible handwriting illegible (misc.) to see the handwriting on the wall ( to foresee an impending… … Combinatory dictionary
handwriting — /hand ruy ting/, n. 1. writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script. 2. a style or manner of writing by hand, esp. that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship: an eccentric handwriting. 3. a handwritten document; manuscript … Universalium
handwriting — hand|writ|ing [ hænd,raıtıŋ ] noun uncount * the particular way someone writes using a pen or pencil: His handwriting is very hard to read. This letter is in her own handwriting. the handwriting is on the wall AMERICAN used for saying that it… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
handwriting — [[t]hæ̱ndraɪtɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft poss N Your handwriting is your style of writing with a pen or pencil. The address was in Anna s handwriting... I have to admit that I have bad handwriting … English dictionary