Definitions for authorˈɔ θər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word author
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the composer of a literary work; writer.
the literature produced by a writer:
to edit an author.
the maker of anything; creator; originator:
the author of a new tax plan.
Computers.the writer of a software program, esp. a hypertext or multimedia application.
(v.t.)to be the author of.
Origin of author:
1250–1300; earlier auct(h)or, ME auto(u)r < AF < L auctor writer, progenitor <augēre to increase, augment
au•tho•ri•alɔˈθɔr i əl, ɔˈθoʊr-(adj.)
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
generator, source, author(verb)
someone who originates or causes or initiates something
"he was the generator of several complaints"
be the author of
"She authored this play"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a person who writes
a world-famous author; the author of the article
The originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition.
Someone who writes books for a living; a bookwright.
To create a work as its author.
Origin: From autour, from autor, from auctor, from augeo. The is unetymological as there is no in the original Latin spelling. This may be from the spelling autheur.
the beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator
one who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler
the editor of a periodical
to occasion; to originate
to tell; to say; to declare
An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'author' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2298
Word rank popularity for 'author' among Nouns Frequency: #683
Translations for author
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the writer of a book, article, play etc
He used to be a well-known author but his books are out of print now.
- outeur, skrywerAfrikaans
- كاتِب، مُؤلِّفArabic
- autorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Autor(in)German
- forfatter; skribentDanish
- autor; autoraSpanish
- kirjanik, autorEstonian
- نویسنده؛ مولفFarsi
- autor, pisacCroatian
- autore, autriceItalian
- forfatter, skribentNorwegian
- نویسنده؛ مولفPersian
- لیکونکی، مولفPashto
- autor, -kaSlovak
- 作者Chinese (Trad.)
- автор, авторкаUkrainian
- tác giảVietnamese
- 作者Chinese (Simp.)
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