from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. written with a pen or pencil, as opposed to typed
  • v. Past participle of handwrite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. written by hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. written by hand


hand +‎ written (Wiktionary)


  • Though I use it a lot in handwritten text, I mostly avoid it in formal prose and I empathize with your editor!

    The curious land of the ampersand

  • A new study out of Lehigh University shows that workers lie 50% more of the time via email than in handwritten communication.

    Are You More Likely To Lie Via Email Than On Paper? | Lifehacker Australia

  • I looked at the white envelope with my name handwritten on the front.

    Special Delivery

  • Just have some kind of invoice-looking-thing written up to show how much it's worth (handwritten is OK) and present this with the specs on the trailer to the powers-that-be any place in Texas.

    moving my stuff to SMA w/out a menaje

  • This was difficult for a few reasons: first, I struggled with the fact that I am a huge believer in handwritten notes but this school seems to be moving very fast and I didn't want my notes to arrive too late so I had to resort to emails; second, since it was a conference call, I couldn't hear the names of all of the faculty members present very well.

    Disappearing Tuesday

  • There was a piece of the thick ivory paper folded in half with my name handwritten in black ink on the back.


  • After about ten minutes of sorting, I finally caught sight of my name handwritten on one of the papers.

    Never Come Down

  • Brundage also disputed previous media accounts, including in reports from The Associated Press, attributing to him quotes from documents with his name handwritten at the top.

    The Oshkosh Northwestern Latest Headlines

  • Events since June 16 reflected a profound lack of understanding for "the aspirations of our Black youth," as one student put it in handwritten notes1 accompanying a speech that was delivered on December 16, 1976, and that was given in memory of those who had died in the previous six months. 2 Student voices, retrieved through oral life histories, together with documents the historical actors produced at the time, allow us to recreate some of the stories from the inside.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • 1: 30AM Gina Trapani | A new study out of Lehigh University shows that workers lie 50% more of the time via email than in handwritten communication.

    Saturday, September 27, 2008 | Lifehacker Australia


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