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Definitions of write

  1. produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. To compose or send letters. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; - often used reflexively. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Wrote. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Written. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Writing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To perform the act of writing; compose books, &c.; correspond. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To mark or trace on a surface, in letters. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To describe, compose, or produce in writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To mark letters on a surface; compose in writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Term for the action of accepting an insurance application and insuring a risk. thelawdictionary.org
  35. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively. mso.anu.edu.au
  36. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; often used reflexively. dictgcide_fs
  37. r[=i]t, v.t. to form letters with a pen or pencil: to express in writing: to compose: to engrave: to record: to communicate by letter.--v.i. to perform the act of writing: to be employed as a clerk: to compose books: to send letters: to practise the art of writing: to work as an author: to compose a letter:--pr.p. wr[=i]'ting; pa.t. wr[=o]te; pa.p. writ'ten.--ns. WR[=I]'TER, one who writes: a professional scribe or clerk: an ordinary legal practitioner in Scotch country towns: an author: a petty officer in the United States navy who keeps the watch-muster and other books of the ship--usually Ship-writer:--fem. WR[=I]'TERESS (rare); WR[=I]'TER'S-CRAMP (see CRAMP); WR[=I]'TERSHIP, the office of a writer; WR[=I]'TING, the forming letters with a pen or pencil: that which is written: literary production; WR[=I]'TING-BOOK, a book of paper for practising penmanship; WR[=I]'TING-CASE, a portable case containing materials for writing; WR[=I]'TING-CHAM'BER, a room fitted for writing: a law office; WR[=I]'TING-DESK, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon: a portable writing-case; WR[=I]'TING-INK, ink suited for writing with; WR[=I]'TING-MAS'TER, a master who teaches the art of penmanship: the yellow-bunting; WR[=I]TING-P[=A]'PER, paper finished with a smooth surface, for writing upon; WR[=I]'TING-SCHOOL, a school for penmanship; WR[=I]'TING-T[=A]'BLE, a table fitted or used for writing upon.--adj. WRIT'TEN, reduced to writing--opposed to Oral.--WRITERS TO THE SIGNET, an ancient society of solicitors in Scotland who formerly had the exclusive right to prepare all summonses and other writs pertaining to the supreme court of justice, and still have the exclusive privilege of preparing crown writs, which include all charters, precepts, and writs from the sovereign or prince of Scotland.--WRITE DOWN, to put down in written characters: to condemn in writing; WRITE OFF, to cancel by an entry on the opposite side of the account; WRITE OUT, to transcribe: to exhaust one's mental capacity by too much writing; WRITE UP, to put a full description of in writing: to praise something in writing above its merits. [A.S. wrítan; Ice. ríta; the original meaning being 'to scratch' (cf. the cog. Ger. reissen, to tear).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. (wrote, archaic writ; written, archaic writ). Trace symbols representing word (s) esp. with pen or pencil on paper or parchment, trace (such symbols), trace the symbols that represent or constitute (word, special script, &c.), (fig.) stamp marks indicating (quality or condition) on or in or over persons face &c., (w. well, legibly, disgracefully, &c.; writes a good, niggling, &c., hand, produces good &c. writing; cannot read or w.; can w. his alphabet, the Greek letters, Greek; write your letters separate; w. one\'s name; has honesty written in his face; a paper written all over, covered with writing; a notice is written up on the wall; w. thing down, record or take note of it in writing; w. out, w. the whole of, w. in full; w. out fair, make fair copy of; name is written in book of life, included in the list of the saved; written in or on water, unrecorded; writ large, aggravated, esp. w. ref. to intended remedy that reproduces former evils in greater degree); fill, draw up or fill in, with writing (has written three sheets; w. cheque, certificate, application, &c.; w. up the books, reports, &c., make entries bringing them up to date); compose for written or printed reproduction or publication, put into literary form& set down in writing, be engaged temporarily or permanently in such composition, compose books &c. well &c., (is writing a book, article, his life, poetry, a novel, report, letter, &c.; w. off, compose with facility; writes cleverly, like an angel; writes a little, in or for the papers, for a living, &c.); w. & send letter (to person or abs., also commerc. or vulg. without to; writes home once a week; have written to him; we wrote you last week; will write off, or w., for a fresh supply); send or convey (person or to person news, that, how, &c.) by letter (w. me all the news, the result, how you got home; wrote to his mother that he was bullied); state in writing or print (Herodotus writes, it is written, that); describe, put down, in writing as (writes himself esquire; w. me down an ass); w. down, disparage in writing; w. off, cancel, recognize in writing the non-existence or annulment of, (bad debts, sums absorbed by depreciation, &c.); w. out refl., exhaust by writing (has written himself out, has no ideas &c. left); w. up, praise in writing, also elaborate account of (incident &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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