Definition of Longhand

1. Noun. Rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper.

Exact synonyms: Cursive, Cursive Script, Running Hand
Specialized synonyms: Minuscule, Copperplate, Italic, Round Hand
Generic synonyms: Hand, Handwriting, Script



2. Adjective. Having words written out in full by hand. "Longhand writing"
Similar to: Written

Definition of Longhand

1. n. The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand.

Definition of Longhand

1. Noun. The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand, or typing or printing; handwriting. ¹

2. Adverb. To write something by hand in normal characters, as opposed to shorthand. ¹

3. Adverb. To write something out by hand (with pen or pencil), rather than printing out; handwritten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Longhand

1. ordinary handwriting [n -S]

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Literary usage of Longhand

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1. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1856)
"[In longhand.] This letter to go by Mr. Houghton tomorrow morning, or rather this morning, for it is past one, and Mrs. B. and J. here in the parlour. ..."

2. The reporter's guide by Thomas Allen Reed (1869)
"longhand. IN my enumeration of the qualifications for a reporter, I have mentioned a clear, legible style of longhand writing. ..."

3. The Stenographer (1894)
"And their condition may justly be accepted as typical of the condition of scholars of similar age throughout the country. After eight years of longhand ..."

4. The Library World (1900)
"Davies (DS) Manual of Sonography : or longhand Shorthand 8vo. 1887. ... Ritchie (Wallace) Shorthand Simplified ; System of Abbreviated longhand. 2s. ..."

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