What does typewriter mean?

Definitions for typewriter
ˈtaɪpˌraɪ tərtype·writ·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. typewriternoun

    hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time

Wiktionary

  1. typewriternoun

    A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper.

  2. typewriternoun

    One who uses a typewriter; a typist.

    The typewriter got up and disappeared out a back door, and soon she come back with a man, and he said, "Can I be of some help, Mr. Higgens?" -- The Southpaw, Mike Harris, 1953.

Wikipedia

  1. Typewriter

    A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for typing characters. Typically, a typewriter has an array of keys, and each one causes a different single character to be produced on paper by striking an inked ribbon selectively against the paper with a type element. At the end of the nineteenth century, the term 'typewriter' was also applied to a person who used such a device.The first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874, but did not become common in offices until after the mid-1880s. The typewriter quickly became an indispensable tool for practically all writing other than personal handwritten correspondence. It was widely used by professional writers, in offices, business correspondence in private homes, and by students preparing written assignments. Typewriters were a standard fixture in most offices up to the 1980s. Thereafter, they began to be largely supplanted by personal computers running word processing software. Nevertheless, typewriters remain common in some parts of the world. In many Indian cities and towns, for example, typewriters are still used, especially in roadside and legal offices due to a lack of continuous, reliable electricity.The QWERTY keyboard layout, developed for typewriters in the 1870s, remains the standard for computer keyboards. The origins of this layout remain in dispute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typewriternoun

    an instrument for writing by means of type, a typewheel, or the like, in which the operator makes use of a sort of keyboard, in order to obtain printed impressions of the characters upon paper

  2. Typewriternoun

    one who uses such an instrument

Freebase

  1. typewriter

    A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer's type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto the paper. Typically one character is printed for keypress, and the machine prints the characters by making ink impressions of type elements similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing. After their invention in the 1860s, typewriters quickly became indispensable tools for practically all writing other than personal correspondence. They were widely used by professional writers, in offices, and for business correspondence in private homes. By the end of the 1980s, word processors and personal computers had largely displaced typewriters in most of these uses in the Western world, but as of the 2010s the typewriter is still prominent in many parts of the world including India. Notable typewriter manufacturer companies have included E. Remington and Sons, IBM, Imperial Typewriters, Oliver Typewriter Company, Olivetti, Royal Typewriter Company, Smith Corona, Underwood Typewriter Company, Adler and Olympia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of typewriter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of typewriter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of typewriter in a Sentence

  1. James Gannon:

    It was given to her with a group of chairs and this was the most comfortable, she says in her letter that she parked it in front of her typewriter and it stayed there.

  2. Edward Steichen:

    You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.

  3. Damon Knight:

    van Vogt is not a giant as often maintained. He's only a pygmy using a giant typewriter

  4. Douglas Noel Adams:

    A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about. (from Mostly Harmless)

  5. Norbert Reithofer:

    The typewriter was replaced by the personal computer and many people underestimated that. For me the auto industry is not shielded from new entrants who have know-how in software and networked cars, they can emerge as very serious competitors when I look 10 to 15 years into the future. From BMW's point of view we have to take these competitors very, very seriously.

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