handwriting

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 Handwriting — Hand writ ing ( r[imac]t [i^]ng), n. 1. The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is written by hand; manuscript. [1913 Webster] {The handwriting on the wall}, a doom pronounced; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 handwriting — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, good, legible, neat ▪ Her handwriting was neat and legible. ▪ bad (esp. AmE), illegible, messy (esp. AmE …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 handwriting — hand|writ|ing [ˈhændˌraıtıŋ] n [U] the style of someone s writing ▪ I recognised her handwriting on the envelope. ▪ My handwriting has never been very neat …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 handwriting */ — UK [ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] the particular way that someone writes using a pen or pencil His handwriting is very hard to read. This letter is in her own handwriting …

    English dictionary

  • 14 handwriting — The chirography of a person. The cast or form of writing peculiar to a person, including the size, shape, and style of letters, tricks of penmanship, and whatever gives individuality to his writing, distinguishing it from that of other persons.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 handwriting — The chirography of a person. The cast or form of writing peculiar to a person, including the size, shape, and style of letters, tricks of penmanship, and whatever gives individuality to his writing, distinguishing it from that of other persons.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 Handwriting —    (Col. 2:14). The blotting out the handwriting is the removal by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 17 handwriting — Рукописные шрифты (Script, Handwriting)     Собирательное название группы шрифтов [упорядоченное множество знаков определенной системы письма], по рисунку имитирующих чей то почерк или каллиграфический стиль, но не относящихся к готическим… …

    Шрифтовая терминология

  • 18 handwriting — noun (U) the style of someone s writing: I recognised her handwriting on the envelope …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 handwriting — noun barely legible handwriting Syn: writing, script, hand, pen; penmanship, calligraphy, chirography; informal scrawl, scribble, chicken scratch …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 handwriting — n 1. penmanship, script, manuscript, longhand, Inf. fist, Scot. hand of writ, chirography; calligraphy, good hand; cacography, bad hand, scribble, scrawl, scratch. 2. handwriting on the wall omen, premonition, portent, foreboding, sign, warning,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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