penmanship

  • 1 Penmanship — Pen man*ship, n. The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing; style or manner of writing; chirography; as, good or bad penmanship. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 penmanship — index handwriting, script Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 penmanship — 1690s, from obsolete penman copyist, clerk, scrivener (1610s), from PEN (Cf. pen) (1) + MAN (Cf. man) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 penmanship — [pen′mənship΄] n. 1. handwriting considered as an art or skill 2. style or quality of handwriting …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Penmanship — Handwriting redirects here. For scripts for writing down notes by hand, see Cursive .Penmanship or handwriting is the art of writing with the hand and a writing instrument. Styles of handwriting are also called hands or scripts . HistoryAncient… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 penmanship — /pen meuhn ship /, n. 1. the art of handwriting; the use of the pen in writing. 2. a person s style or manner of handwriting: clear penmanship; poor penmanship. [1685 95; PENMAN + SHIP] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 penmanship — pen|man|ship [ˈpenmənʃıp] n [U] formal the art of writing by hand, or skill in this art ▪ children practicing their penmanship …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 penmanship — [[t]pe̱nmənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT Penmanship is the art and skill of writing by hand. [FORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 9 penmanship — noun Date: 1695 1. the art or practice of writing with the pen 2. quality or style of handwriting …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 penmanship — noun the art or skill of good handwriting; calligraphy …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 penmanship — Synonyms and related words: autography, calligraphy, chirography, fist, graphanalysis, graphology, graphometry, hand, handwriting, longhand, manuscript, paleography, pencraft, penscript, script, scription, scrive, stylography, writing …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 penmanship — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chirography, handwriting. See writing. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. script, longhand, chirography; see handwriting …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 penmanship — pen|man|ship [ penmən,ʃıp ] noun uncount FORMAL writing done by hand, or skill in this type of writing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 penmanship — pen·man·ship || penmÉ™nʃɪp n. art of writing …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 penmanship — n. 1. Calligraphy, pencraft, art of writing. 2. Chirography, writing …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 penmanship — noun (U) formal the art of writing by hand, or skill in this art …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 penmanship — n handwriting, script, manuscript, longhand, Inf. fist, Scot. hand of writ, chirography; calligraphy, good hand, Palmer method; cacography, bad hand, scribble, scrawl, scratch …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 penmanship — pen·man·ship …

    English syllables

  • 19 penmanship — UK [ˈpenmənʃɪp] / US [ˈpenmənˌʃɪp] noun [uncountable] formal writing done by hand, or skill in this type of writing …

    English dictionary

  • 20 penmanship — pen•man•ship [[t]ˈpɛn mənˌʃɪp[/t]] n. 1) the art of handwriting; use of the pen in writing 2) a person s style or manner of handwriting • Etymology: 1685–95 …

    From formal English to slang


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