Definitions of write

  1. produce a literary work; " She composed a poem"; " He wrote four novels"
  2. write music; " Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
  3. communicate ( with) in writing; " Write her soon, please!"
  4. have ( one's written work) issued for publication; " How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; " She published 25 books during her long career"
  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"
  6. record data on a computer; " boot- up instructions are written on the hard disk"
  7. communicate or express by writing; " Please write to me every week"
  8. communicate by letter; " He wrote that he would be coming soon"
  9. mark or trace on a surface; " The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
  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.
  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.
  12. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.
  13. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.
  14. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.
  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.
  16. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.
  17. To compose or send letters.
  18. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; - often used reflexively.
  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.
  20. To form letters with the pen; to express in words on paper; compose.
  21. Wrote.
  22. Written.
  23. Writing.
  24. To form letters with a pen or pencil: to express in writing: to compose: to engrave: to record: to communicate by letter.
  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.
  26. To form, as letters, with a pen, & c., to compose; communicate by letter.
  27. To perform the act of writing; compose books, & c.; correspond.
  28. To mark or trace on a surface, in letters.
  29. To describe, compose, or produce in writing.
  30. To mark letters on a surface; compose in writing.
  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.
  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.
  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.

Usage examples for write

  1. You must never write to her, you must never try to find out what has become of her. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. You had better write to Florence, and tell her not to come." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  3. I've been thinking if I can't write a letter to ask mother to take me away from here. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  4. Will you care to write to me still? – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. Understand anything you please, but write – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. Do not forget what we used to write about. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  7. To think my boy cannot so much as write his name! – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  8. He is speaking, and that which I hear him say, I write no more, no less, no different. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  9. Who was there to write – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  10. Yes, he said, perhaps the use of it may come back, but I shall never be able to write with this hand. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  11. I didn't write it to you- I couldn't believe it then, even of him. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. Then write as I tell you. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. I don't write very well. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  14. " Write him a letter, then. – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  15. Yes, she would write to Mrs. Boswarrick, she thought. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  16. I can't write at all. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  17. It was very good of you to write as you did. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  18. 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
  19. He was to write her a letter. – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  20. I'm going to write to Helen. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter