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Definitions of author

  1. be the author of; " She authored this play"
  2. someone who originates or causes or initiates something; " he was the generator of several complaints"
  3. writes ( books or stories or articles or the like) professionally ( for pay)
  4. The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.
  5. One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.
  6. The editor of a periodical.
  7. To occasion; to originate.
  8. To tell; to say; to declare.
  9. In terms of copyright protection, either the person who creates the work, the person or business that pays another to create the work in an employment context or the person or business that commissions the work under a valid work for hire contract. For example, a songwriter may write a song, but if he is employed by a company to do so, the company is the author of that song for copyright purposes.
  10. The beginner of anything; a creator; one who writes a book; one who makes a profession of writing; a composer.
  11. Authoress.
  12. One who originates or brings into being: a beginner or first mover: the writer of an original book:- fem. AUTHORESS.
  13. One who produces; an originator; the writer of a book.
  14. An originator; creator; the original writer, as of a book; also, one who makes a profession of writing.
  15. One who produces, creates, or brings into being; the beginner, or first mover; the cause; one who composes or writes a book.
  16. One who creates or produces; a first mover; a writer of a book.
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Usage examples for author

  1. If my grandmother were an author. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  2. Sae it's no reflection on an author if I want to change his song about. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  3. As always with this author, it is a brilliant read or listen. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  4. Course, you mustn't mention this to him, 'cause he thinks he's the author, and 'twould hurt his feelin's. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. The Nonsense, now, by consent, received for his own, was held in a kind of Reverence for its Age and Author: and thus it continued, till another great Poet broke the Charm; by shewing us, that the higher we went, the less of it was still to be found. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  6. Meanwhile, be so good to make my grateful and deeply- felt thanks to the great author for the honor which he has done me. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  7. It all depends on how you read your author. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  8. But he does not name the author, nor does he give the words in the original. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  9. For it had been a crime to make, or help to make, this noble and beautiful woman love a Ranger, the enemy of her father, and surely the author of her coming misery. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  10. I am sure you will be the first author of the age." – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  11. " You will tell the story just as I have written it," commanded the proud author. – The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys by Richard Harding Davis
  12. His feeling must be more awake, if possible, than that of the author. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  13. However, no one, except the author himself, knew that Betty was the subject; for Crailey certainly did not mention it to Miss Bareaud, nor to his best friend, Vanrevel. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  14. Let an author put to the vote his appeal to his public through their eyes or their ears, it will be found that the eyes have it. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  15. The author has simply confused two entirely distinct things. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  16. Yes, truly, he should be read with understanding; what author should not? – The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac by Eugene Field
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