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Definitions of handwriting

  1. the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which is written by hand; manuscript. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The style of writing peculiar to each hand or person: writing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The form of writing peculiar to a given person; penmanship; written matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The style of writing peculiar to each hand or person; a writing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The form of writing peculiar to a person; any writing: at hand, near; within reach: by hand, with the hands; not by tools or instruments, & c.: from hand to hand, from one person to another: hand in hand, in union; conjointly: hand to hand, close union; close fight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for handwriting

  1. I will take their evidence as to the handwriting and as to the question of residence in the North- and I will send it to you in written form. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. One was there for him, and it was directed in his wife's handwriting as I can prove. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
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