hand·​write | \ ˈhand-ˌrīt How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \
handwrote\ ˈhand-​ˌrōt How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \; handwritten\ ˈhand-​ˌri-​tᵊn How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \; handwriting\ ˈhand-​ˌrī-​tiŋ How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \

Definition of handwrite

transitive verb

: to write by hand

Examples of handwrite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the beginning of March up until the morning of graduation at on June 2, Reaves scoured through transcripts, emails and his own memories to handwrite a personalized note to each of the 459 graduating seniors. Nikki Ross, USA TODAY, 21 June 2021 Symbolizing travel and exploration, people can handwrite a message on the bench and share photos. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The young Ronald Reagan read Coolidge’s autobiography and 50 years later would be handwriting the hundreds of fast, crisp radio speeches that helped to launch his successful run for the presidency. Thomas Mallon, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2020 For example, rather than just standing and making small talk at a viewing, families can ask mourners to handwrite letters that will be placed under the deceased’s hand in the casket, if there is one. Rosie Colosi, NBC News, 16 Oct. 2019 One of the requirements involves handwriting the names of 6,756 Americans who were killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Allen Kim, CNN, 27 Aug. 2019 After all, people have been handwriting in lowercase for over a thousand years, and even the melodramatic early Victorians didn’t capitalize everything. Gretchen Mcculloch, WIRED, 23 July 2019 On Monday, the students went through a presentation on handwriting analysis, received a 911 call and learned the case was an abduction from witnesses. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 July 2019 The lower display is an 8.6-inch 1,280 x 600 unit that's home to the seat controls, the climate controls, and also a place to handwrite text or input it via a software keyboard. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of handwrite

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for handwrite

back-formation from handwriting

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1 Jul 2021

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“Handwrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handwrite. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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