noun Date: 1666 handwriting: as a. characters or words written out fully by hand b. cursive writing

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  • Longhand — Long hand , n. The written characters used in the common method of writing; opposed to {shorthand}; as, took it down in longhand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Longhand — (engl., spr. lóng hānd), »Langhand«, bezeichnet im Englischen die gewöhnliche Schreibschrift gegenüber der Kurzhand (Shorthand, s. d.), d.h. Kurzschrift oder Stenographie …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • longhand — index handwriting, holographic, script Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • longhand — also long hand, of handwriting, 1660s, from LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • longhand — ► NOUN ▪ ordinary handwriting (as opposed to shorthand, typing, or printing) …   English terms dictionary

  • longhand — [lôŋ′hand΄] n. ordinary handwriting, in which the words are written out in full, as distinguished from shorthand or from typing …   English World dictionary

  • longhand — /lawng hand , long /, n. 1. writing of the ordinary kind, in which words are written out in full (distinguished from shorthand). adj. 2. using longhand: longhand writing. 3. written in longhand: a longhand account of the meeting. [1660 70; LONG1… …   Universalium

  • longhand — 1. noun The written characters used in the common method of writing; opposed to shorthand, or typing or printing; handwriting. Syn: handwriting 2. adverb a) To write something by hand in normal characters, as opposed to shorthand. I had to write… …   Wiktionary

  • longhand — Synonyms and related words: Italian hand, Spencerian writing, autograph, autographic, block letter, bold hand, book hand, calligraphic, chancery hand, chirographic, copperplate hand, cursive, cursive hand, engrossed, flowing, graphic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • longhand — long|hand [ˈlɔŋhænd US ˈlo:ŋ ] n [U] if you write something in longhand, you write it by hand using complete words, rather than ↑typing it or using special short forms of words →↑shorthand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • longhand — [[t]lɒ̱ŋhænd, AM lɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu in N If you write something down in longhand, you write it by hand using complete words and normal letters rather than typing it or using shortened forms or special symbols …   English dictionary

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