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hand·writ·ing

 (hănd′rī′tĭng)
n.
1. Writing done with the hand.
2. The writing characteristic of a particular person.

handwriting

(ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) writing by hand rather than by typing or printing
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a person's characteristic writing style: that signature is in my handwriting.

hand•writ•ing

(ˈhændˌraɪ tɪŋ)

n.
1. writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand.
2. a style or manner of writing by hand, esp. that which characterizes a particular person.
3. a handwritten document; manuscript.
Idioms:
handwriting on the wall, a premonition, portent, or clear indication, esp. of failure or disaster.
[1375–1425]

Handwriting

 
  1. Handwriting … like driven sleet —Peter De Vries
  2. Handwriting looks as if a swarm of ants, escaping from an ink bottle, had walked over a sheet of paper without wiping their legs —Sydney Smith
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handwriting - something written by handhandwriting - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
handwriting - the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
shorthand, stenography, tachygraphy - a method of writing rapidly
cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
calligraphy, chirography, penmanship - beautiful handwriting
cacography, scrawl, scribble, scratch - poor handwriting
2.handwriting - the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
committal to writing, writing - the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
stenography - the act or art of writing in shorthand; "stenography is no longer a marketable skill"
subscription - the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document); "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"
legibility, readability - a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
illegibility - the quality of writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"

handwriting

noun writing, hand, script, fist, scrawl, calligraphy, longhand, penmanship, chirography The address was in Anna's handwriting.
Related words
noun graphology
Translations
خَطخَط اليد الشَّخْصيَّهخَطُّ اليَدّ
rukopispísmopsaní
håndskrift
käsiala
rukopis
rithönd, skrift
手書き
육필
písanie
pisava
rukopis
handstil
ลายมือ
chữ viết tay

handwriting

[ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ] Nletra f, escritura f

handwriting

[ˈhændraɪtɪŋ] nécriture f

handwriting

[ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ] nscrittura, calligrafia

hand

(hӕnd) noun
1. the part of the body at the end of the arm.
2. a pointer on a clock, watch etc. Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand.
3. a person employed as a helper, crew member etc. a farm hand; All hands on deck!
4. help; assistance. Can I lend a hand?; Give me a hand with this box, please.
5. a set of playing-cards dealt to a person. I had a very good hand so I thought I had a chance of winning.
6. a measure (approximately centimetres) used for measuring the height of horses. a horse of 14 hands.
7. handwriting. written in a neat hand.
verb
(often with back, ~down, ~up etc).
1. to give (something) to someone by hand. I handed him the book; He handed it back to me; I'll go up the ladder, and you can hand the tools up to me.
2. to pass, transfer etc into another's care etc. That is the end of my report from Paris. I'll now hand you back to Fred Smith in the television studio in London.
ˈhandful noun
1. as much as can be held in one hand. a handful of sweets.
2. a small number. Only a handful of people came to the meeting.
3. a person etc difficult to control. Her three children are a (bit of a) handful.
ˈhandbag noun
(American usually purse) a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings.
ˈhandbill noun
a small printed notice.
ˈhandbook noun
a small book giving information about (how to do) something. a handbook of European birds; a bicycle-repair handbook.
ˈhandbrake noun
(in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver's hand.
ˈhandcuff verb
to put handcuffs on (a person). The police handcuffed the criminal.
ˈhandcuffs noun plural
steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners. a pair of handcuffs.
ˈhand-lens noun
a magnifying-glass held in the hand.
ˌhandˈmade adjective
made with a person's hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines. hand-made furniture.
hand-ˈoperated adjective
hand-operated switches.
ˈhand-outhand outbelowˌhand-ˈpicked adjective
chosen very carefully. a hand-picked team of workers.
ˈhandshake noun
the act of grasping (a person's) hand eg as a greeting.
ˈhandstand noun
the gymnastic act of balancing one's body upright in the air with one's hands on the ground.
ˈhandwriting noun
1. writing with a pen or pencil. Today we will practise handwriting.
2. the way in which a person writes. Your handwriting is terrible!
ˈhandwritten adjective
The letter was handwritten, not typed.
at hand
1. (with close or near) near. The bus station is close at hand.
2. available. Help is at hand.
at the hands of
from, or by the action of. He received very rough treatment at the hands of the terrorists.
be hand in glove (with someone)
to be very closely associated with someone, especially for a bad purpose.
by hand
1. with a person's hand or tools held in the hands, rather than with machinery. furniture made by hand.
2. not by post but by a messenger etc. This parcel was delivered by hand.
fall into the hands (of someone)
to be caught, found, captured etc by someone. He fell into the hands of bandits; The documents fell into the wrong hands (= were found, captured etc by someone who was not supposed to see them).
force someone's hand
to force someone to do something either which he does not want to do or sooner than he wants to do it.
get one's hands on
1. to catch. If I ever get my hands on him, I'll make him sorry for what he did!
2. to get or obtain. I'd love to get my hands on a car like that.
give/lend a helping hand
to help or assist. I'm always ready to give/lend a helping hand.
hand down
to pass on from one generation to the next. These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages.
hand in
to give or bring to a person, place etc. The teacher told the children to hand in their exercise-books.
hand in hand
with one person holding the hand of another. The boy and girl were walking along hand in hand; Poverty and crime go hand in hand.
hand on
to give to someone. When you have finished reading these notes, hand them on to me.
hand out
to give to several people; to distribute. The teacher handed out books to all the pupils; They were handing out leaflets in the street.
hand-out noun
a leaflet.
handout noun
1. a leaflet or a copy of a piece of paper with information given to students in class, distributed at a meeting etc. You'll find the diagram on page four of your handout.
2. money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar.
hand over
to give or pass; to surrender. We know you have the jewels, so hand them over; They handed the thief over to the police.
hand over fist
in large amounts, usually quickly. He's making money hand over fist.
hands down
very easily. You'll win hands down.
hands off!
do not touch!.
hands-on adjective
practical; involving active participation. hands-on experience with computers.
hands up!
raise your hands above your head. `Hands up!' shouted the gunman.
hand to hand with one individual fighting another at close quarters: The soldiers fought the enemy hand to hand; () adjective (etc)
hand-to-hand fighting.
have a hand in (something)
to be one of the people who have caused, done etc (something). Did you have a hand in the building of this boat / in the success of the project?
have/get/gain the upper hand
to (begin to) win, beat the enemy etc. The enemy made a fierce attack but failed to get the upper hand.
hold hands (with someone)
to be hand in hand with someone. The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other).
in good hands
receiving care and attention. The patient is in good hands.
in hand
1. not used etc; remaining. We still have $10 in hand.
2. being dealt with. We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand.
in the hands of
being dealt with by. This matter is now in the hands of my solicitor.
keep one's hand in
to remain good or skilful at doing something by doing it occasionally. I still sometimes play a game of billiards, just to keep my hand in.
off one's hands
no longer needing to be looked after etc. You'll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks.
on hand
near; present; ready for use etc. We always keep some candles on hand in case there's a power failure.
(on the one hand) … on the other hand
an expression used to introduce two opposing parts of an argument etc. (On the one hand) we could stay and help you, but on the other hand, it might be better if we went to help him instead.
out of hand
unable to be controlled. The angry crowd was getting out of hand.
shake hands with (someone) / shake someone's hand
to grasp a person's (usually right) hand, in one's own (usually right) hand, as a form of greeting, as a sign of agreement etc.
a show of hands
at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands.
take in hand
to look after, discipline or train.
to hand
here; easily reached. All the tools you need are to hand.

handwriting

خَطُّ اليَدّ rukopis håndskrift Handschrift γραφικός χαρακτήρας letra käsiala écriture rukopis calligrafia 手書き 육필 handschrift håndskrift pismo odręczne caligrafia, escrita manual почерк handstil ลายมือ el yazısı chữ viết tay 笔迹

handwriting

n. escritura a mano.

handwriting

n letra, escritura
References in classic literature ?
Cutter had several times cut paragraphs about unfaithful husbands out of the newspapers and mailed them to Cutter in a disguised handwriting.
It possessed the greatest interest and attraction for Edna; the envelope, its size and shape, the post-mark, the handwriting.
here's his name printed on it; and here, I suppose, is some of his handwriting.
There," he said to Miss Ophelia, "this was one of my mother's books,--and here is her handwriting,--come and look at it.
All this spoken extremely fast obliged Miss Bates to stop for breath; and Emma said something very civil about the excellence of Miss Fairfax's handwriting.
He got up, held it close to my eyes: and I read, traced in Indian ink, in my own handwriting, the words "JANE EYRE"--the work doubtless of some moment of abstraction.
Neither hair nor head-dress was out of harmony with her face -- it looked older than her years: the hard handwriting of trouble had scored it heavily at some past time.
My aunt took so kindly to the notion, that some ready-made clothes, which were purchased for me that afternoon, were marked 'Trotwood Copperfield', in her own handwriting, and in indelible marking-ink, before I put them on; and it was settled that all the other clothes which were ordered to be made for me (a complete outfit was bespoke that afternoon) should be marked in the same way.
As she was (very bad handwriting apart) a more than indifferent speller, and as Joe was a more than indifferent reader, extraordinary complications arose between them, which I was always called in to solve.
From their original inch or so of private handwriting they have spread and spread out across the world, and now whole generations of men find intellectual accommodation within them,--drinking fountains and other public institutions are erected upon them; yea, Carlyle has become a Chelsea swimming-bath, and "Highland Mary" is sold for whiskey, while Mr.
It will be in vain,'' said Prince John, pacing the apartment with disordered steps, and expressing himself with an agitation to which the wine he had drank partly contributed ``It will be in vain --they have seen the handwriting on the wall they have marked the paw of the lion in the sand they have heard his approaching roar shake the wood nothing will reanimate their courage.
Poligny was written in black ink and exactly similar to that in our possession, except that, at the end, it contained a paragraph in red ink and in a queer, labored handwriting, as though it had been produced by dipping the heads of matches into the ink, the writing of a child that has never got beyond the down-strokes and has not learned to join its letters.