What does handwriting mean?

Definitions for handwriting
ˈhændˌraɪ tɪŋhand·writ·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handwriting, hand, scriptnoun

    something written by hand

    "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"

  2. handwritingnoun

    the activity of writing by hand

    "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"


  1. handwritingnoun

    The act or process of writing done with the hand, rather than typed or word-processed.

  2. handwritingnoun

    The characteristic writing of a particular person

  3. handwritingnoun

    Text that was written by hand.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Handwritingnoun

    A cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand.

    Etymology: hand and writing.

    That you beat me at the mart, I have your hand to show;
    If the skin were parchment, and the blows you gave me ink,
    Your own handwriting would tell you what I think. William Shakespeare.

    To no other cause than the wise providence of God can be referred the diversity of handwritings. John Cockburn.


  1. Handwriting

    Handwriting is the writing done with a writing instrument, such as a pen or pencil, in the hand. Handwriting includes both printing and cursive styles and is separate from formal calligraphy or typeface. Because each person's handwriting is unique and different, it can be used to verify a document's writer. The deterioration of a person's handwriting is also a symptom or result of several different diseases. The inability to produce clear and coherent handwriting is also known as dysgraphia.


  1. handwriting

    Handwriting refers to the unique style or manner of writing using a pen, pencil or any other writing tool by an individual. It involves the creation of symbols, characters, and letters of a language by hand on a writing surface, like paper, and it can differ from person to person. It is a manual form of conveying written information or communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handwritingnoun

    the cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography

  2. Handwritingnoun

    that which is written by hand; manuscript

Editors Contribution

  1. handwriting

    The act and process of writing with our hand.

    We have a thing for beautiful handwriting when its neat and tidy.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handwriting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handwriting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of handwriting in a Sentence

  1. Ed Rendell:

    Citizens, coal miners and executives are not dumb and they see the handwriting on the wall. Someone needs to tell them the truth and make it clear.

  2. Katherine D. Ortega:

    In the next year or so, my signature will appear on 60 billion of United States currency. More important to me, however, is the signature that appears on my life-the strong, proud, assertive handwriting of a loving father and mother.

  3. Jan Soifer:

    The license was issued this morning, a few hours after the lawsuit was filed, in handwriting on the existing license form, which proves that County Clerk Lang easily could have complied with the law without waiting 10 days.

  4. Alan Gribben:

    I am going to go on record as believing Sam Clemens handwriting to be Sam Clemens handwriting, moreover, Sam Clemens temperament was... far more egotistically assertive than those of either of Sam Clemens brothers, Orion and Henry, which makes it more likely that of the three Sam Clemens would be inclined to inscribe Sam Clemens signature on this site.

  5. Michael Cohen:

    Novartis sent me their contract, which stated specifically that they wanted me to lobby. That they wanted me to provide access to government, including the president, that paragraph was crossed out by me, initialed, and written in my own handwriting that says I will not lobby or do government relations work.

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