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Definitions of write

  1. produce a literary work; " She composed a poem"; " He wrote four novels"
  2. write music; " Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
  3. have ( one's written work) issued for publication; " How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; " She published 25 books during her long career"
  4. 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"
  5. record data on a computer; " boot- up instructions are written on the hard disk"
  6. communicate or express by writing; " Please write to me every week"
  7. communicate by letter; " He wrote that he would be coming soon"
  8. mark or trace on a surface; " The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.
  12. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.
  13. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.
  14. 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.
  15. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.
  16. To compose or send letters.
  17. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; - often used reflexively.
  18. 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.
  19. To form letters with the pen; to express in words on paper; compose.
  20. Wrote.
  21. Written.
  22. Writing.
  23. To form letters with a pen or pencil: to express in writing: to compose: to engrave: to record: to communicate by letter.
  24. 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.
  25. To form, as letters, with a pen, & c., to compose; communicate by letter.
  26. To perform the act of writing; compose books, & c.; correspond.
  27. To mark or trace on a surface, in letters.
  28. To describe, compose, or produce in writing.
  29. To mark letters on a surface; compose in writing.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
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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
  3. You had better write to Florence, and tell her not to come." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  4. I'm going to write to Helen. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  5. 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
  6. Who was there to write? – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  7. Yes, she would write to Mrs. Boswarrick, she thought. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  8. Will you care to write to me still? – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  9. Then write as I tell you. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. He was to write her a letter. – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  11. Do not forget what we used to write about. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  12. I don't write very well. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  13. " Write him a letter, then. – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  14. I didn't write it to you- I couldn't believe it then, even of him. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  15. 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)
  16. It was very good of you to write as you did. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  17. I've been thinking if I can't write a letter to ask mother to take me away from here. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  18. 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
  19. I can't write at all. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
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