handwriting etymology

English word handwriting comes from English writing, English hand

Detailed word origin of handwriting

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
writing English (eng) (as a modifier) Intended for or used in writing.. (countable) A work of an author.. (countable) The style of writing of a person.. (uncountable) Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.. (uncountable) Something written, such as a document, article or book.. (uncountable) The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.
hand English (eng) (archaic) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.. (archaic) Agency in transmission from one person to another.. (card games) The set of cards held by a player.. (chiefly, in measuring the height of horses) Four inches, a hand's breadth.. (firearms) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.. (heading) In [...]
handwriting English (eng) Text that was written by hand.. The act or process of writing done with the hand, rather than typed or word-processed.. The characteristic writing of a particular person.