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Definitions of write

  1. To perform the act of forming characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to be employed as a clerk or an amanuensis; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to send letters; to call one's self; to use the style of; to compose; to frame or combine ideas and express them in words. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; - often used reflexively. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To inscribe or set down with a pen or pencil; as, to write one's name; express in words on paper; engrave; produce as an author; as, to write a book. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To form letters with a pen or pencil: to express in writing: to compose: to engrave: to record: to communicate by letter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To form, as letters, with a pen, &c., to compose; communicate by letter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To mark or trace on a surface, in letters. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To describe, compose, or produce in writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To compose or send letters. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To form letters with the pen; to express in words on paper; compose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To perform the act of writing: to be employed as a clerk: to compose books: to send letters:-pr.p. writing; pa.t. wrote; pa.p. written. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To perform the act of writing; compose books, &c.; correspond. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. To mark letters on a surface; compose in writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To form or trace by a pen on paper or other material, or by a graver on wood or stone; to put down or express in writing; to designate by writing; to engrave; to impress durably; to compose or produce, as an author; to copy; to transcribe; to communicate by letter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To form characters with a pen or suchlike on paper or other material; to express by means of forming letters and words; to impress durably; to compose or produce, as an author; to tell or communicate by a letter; to perform the act of tracing or marking letters or figures in order to represent sounds or ideas; to send a letter or letters; to combine ideas and express them on paper for the information of others; to style or call one's self. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Writing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Written. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Wrote. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for write

  1. Understand anything you please, but write – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. I said to myself this morning, 'I will write to my aunt; I won't go back to Mablethorpe House. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
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