Handwriting



[hand-rahy-ting] /ˈhændˌraɪ tɪŋ/

noun
1.
writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.
2.
a style or manner of writing by hand, especially that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship:
an eccentric handwriting.
3.
a document; manuscript.
Idioms
4.
handwriting on the wall, a premonition, portent, or clear indication, especially of failure or disaster:
The company had ignored the handwriting on the wall and was plunged into bankruptcy.
Also, writing on the wall.
[hand-rahyt] /ˈhændˌraɪt/
verb (used with object), handwrote or (Archaic) handwrit; handwritten or (Archaic) handwrit; handwriting.
1.
to write (something) by hand.
/ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
writing by hand rather than by typing or printing
2.
a person’s characteristic writing style: that signature is in my handwriting
n.

c.1500, from hand (n.) + writing, translating Latin manuscriptum. Hand in the sense of “handwriting, style of writing” is from late 14c.

An ordinary note in his [Horace Greeley’s] handwriting is said to have been used for a long time as a railroad pass, then as a servant’s recommendation, and finally taken to a drug-store as a doctor’s prescription. [“Frank Leslie’s Magazine,” August 1884]

(Col. 2:14). The “blotting out the handwriting” is the removal by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken.

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