handwriting: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hand'rī"ting), [key]
— n.
  1. writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.
  2. a style or manner of writing by hand, esp. that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship: an eccentric handwriting.
  3. a handwritten document; manuscript.
  4. a premonition, portent, or clear indication, esp. of failure or disaster: The company had ignored the handwriting on the wall and was plunged into bankruptcy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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