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[tahyp-rahyt] /ˈtaɪpˌraɪt/
verb (used with or without object), typewrote, typewritten, typewriting.
to write by means of a typewriter; type.
Origin of typewrite
First recorded in 1885-90; back formation from typewriter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for typewrite
Historical Examples
  • They asked me if I could typewrite, but I had never seen a typewriter.

    Fundamentals of Prosperity Roger W. Babson
  • Observe the entry of W. Burgess: "You're the lady as hused to typewrite for him."


    James Huneker
  • In some measure, learning arithmetic is like learning to typewrite.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • The pay is good, and girls who can typewrite are to be found by the thousand nowadays.'

    A City Schoolgirl May Baldwin
  • I had such a happy home and my husband was so good; I did not have to typewrite any longer.

    Friday, the Thirteenth Thomas W. Lawson
  • If it isn't a rude question, Mr. Shawn, why do you typewrite your letters?

    The Great Adventure

    Arnold Bennett
  • In the majority of instances it is unnecessary to typewrite.

    Journalism for Women E.A. Bennett
  • In a rash moment Jasmine alluded to Aunt Ellen's suggestion about learning to typewrite.

    Rich Relatives Compton Mackenzie
  • He accordingly set the phonograph at a slow pace, and I began to typewrite from the beginning of the seventh cylinder.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Hadnt Daddy taught her to typewrite when she was only eleven, and didnt even Tim think she was a pretty good typist?

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for typewrite


verb -writes, -writing, -wrote, -written
to write by means of a typewriter; type
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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