1》 the activity or skill of ~.
2》 written work, especially with regard to its style or quality.
↘( ~s ) books or other written works.
3》 a sequence of letters or symbols forming coherent words.
in ~ in written form.
the ~ (or N. Amer. hand~ ) is on the wall there are clear signs that something unpleasant or unwelcome is going to happen. [with biblical allusion to Dan. 5:5, 25–8.]