from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A book, document, or other composition written by hand.
- n. A typewritten or handwritten version of a book, an article, a document, or other work, especially the author's own copy, prepared and submitted for publication in print.
- n. Handwriting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Which is handwritten, or by extension typewritten, as opposed to mechanical reproduction.
- n. A book, composition or any other document, (type)written by hand, not mechanically reproduced.
- n. A single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Written with or by the hand; not printed.
- n. An original literary or musical composition written by the author, formerly with the hand, now usually by typewriter or word processor. It is contrasted with a printed copy.
- n. Writing, as opposed to print.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Written with the hand; in handwriting (not printed).
- Consisting of writings or written books.
- n. A book, paper, or instrument written by hand with ink or other pigment, or with a pencil or the like; a writing of any kind, as distinguished from anything that is printed. Especially
- n. Such a book, paper, or instrument so written before the introduction and general adoption of printing in the fifteenth century, or in a style in vogue before the invention of printing.
- To write by hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. handwritten book or document
- n. the form of a literary work submitted for publication
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