What does typewriter mean?

Definitions for typewriterˈtaɪpˌraɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word typewriter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. typewriter(noun)

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


  1. typewriter(Noun)

    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. typewriter(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typewriter(noun)

    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. Typewriter(noun)

    one who uses such an instrument


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Damon Knight:

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

  2. Robert Benchley:

    The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.

  3. Woody Allen:

    How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter

  4. Woody Allen:

    How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?

  5. 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.

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