from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To engage in writing or to write (matter) with a typewriter.

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  • v. To type using a typewriter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To write with a typewriter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To print or reproduce by means of a type-writer; practise type-writing.

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

  • v. write by means of a keyboard with types


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Back-formation from typewriter.


  • When she said, ‘I typewrite,’ it meant that everything is her ear.


  • He said that if they were sent to the office he would be chaffed by all the other clerks about having letters from a lady, so I offered to typewrite them, like he did his, but he wouldn't have that, for he said that when I wrote them they seemed to come from me, but when they were typewritten he always felt that the machine had come between us.

    Sole Music

  • So those fictional royalty statements would come in, the money would be typed in on the green card, the check written out by hand and put into a ledger book by hand, it would come to one of the agents to typewrite out an itemization letter that would go off to the client.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • His characters are enmeshed in up-to-date technologies “I began to typewrite from the beginning of the seventh cylinder,” writes Mina Harker; “I used manifold, and so took three copies of the diary, just as I had done with all the rest” which they use as talismans for warding off against ancient fears.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • He accordingly set the phonograph at a slow pace, and I began to typewrite from the beginning of the seventeenth cylinder.


  • Surprisingly, somebody can make a passable document with an old typewrite, cutting board, and laminator.

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2003

  • You see, she had been in the Navy and she knew how to typewrite.

    Oral History Interview with Virginia Foster Durr, March 13, 14, 15, 1975. Interview G-0023-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • The wife's position stood on four legs: one, she had not written the letter; r two, she had not known that her husband had taken a bribe; three, if she had known he had taken a bribe she certainly wouldn't have told on him; and four, she didn't know how to typewrite.

    Murder By The Book

  • It may be bad form to accept a dinner invitation in typewriting, but it is infinitely worse form to fail to typewrite an invitation to editorial eyes to buy your manuscript.

    If You Don't Write Fiction

  • Make your letters business-like and typewrite them.

    Every Step in Canning


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