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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. 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.
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Antonyms for write

efface, cancel, blot out, quash, erase, rescind, scratch out, expunge.

Quotes of write

  1. I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on- getting to the artist, getting to the publishers- you know, politics. I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that. – Otis Blackwell
  2. I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. – Louise Brown
  3. I was so flattered that someone wanted me to write a book, I said I would. It was published in 1969. – Jilly Cooper
  4. When I reach the point that I write Yesterday, then I can retire. – Sheryl Crow
  5. Writers are not just people who sit down and write They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. – E. L. Doctorow
  6. I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds a bit sinister. – Carol Ann Duffy
  7. I write in the studio. – Macy Gray
  8. I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to leather bars for straight people, for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about. – Thom Gunn
  9. When I first started to write I was aware of being queer, but I didn't write about it. Queer poems would probably not have been accepted by the editors I sent them to. – Thom Gunn
  10. You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that. – Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  11. I wanted to write about what we were doing at the French Laundry, the recipes and the stories. – Thomas Keller
  12. I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't. – Audre Lorde
  13. In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world- God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator. – Fulton Oursler
  14. I do want to go another way- to write something completely different. – Anne Rice
  15. Every time I write something down I check it to see if it has that telltale glow, the glow that tells me there's something there. If it glows, it stays. Everything is either on or off. – Jim Woodring

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

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