- writing done by hand, with pen, pencil, etc.
- a style or way of forming letters and words when writing by hand, often, specif., when writing cursive
- Archaic something written by hand
- Writing done with the hand.
- The writing characteristic of a particular person.
(usually uncountable, plural handwritings)
- Present participle of handwrite.
- For a subsequent letter Calvin furnished (reluctantly, according to de Trye) samples of Servetus's handwriting, expressly to secure his conviction.
- The copy, carefully corrected in his own handwriting, is preserved in the British Museum.
- The rules which he laid down for himself, and which are still extant in his handwriting, prescribe sixteen hours a day of close application, and prove, not only the great mental power, but also the extraordinary physical strength he must have possessed, and for which indeed, during his residence at the university, he had been remarkable.
- The handwriting on the letter was neat and feminine.
- On the 10th a silver casket containing letters and French verses, miscalled sonnets, in the handwriting of the queen, was taken from the person of a servant who had been sent by Bothwell to bring it from Edinburgh to Dunbar.