Definitions for authorˈɔ θər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(4.50 / 2 votes)

  1. writer, author(noun)

    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

  2. generator, source, author(verb)

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

  3. author(verb)

    be the author of

    "She authored this play"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. author(Noun)

    The originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition.

  2. author(Noun)

    Someone who writes books for a living; a bookwright.

  3. author(Verb)

    To create a work as its author.

  4. 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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Author(noun)

    the beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator

  2. Author(noun)

    one who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler

  3. Author(noun)

    the editor of a periodical

  4. Author(noun)

    an informant

  5. Author(verb)

    to occasion; to originate

  6. Author(verb)

    to tell; to say; to declare

  7. Origin: [OE. authour, autour, OF. autor, F. auteur, fr. L. auctor, sometimes, but erroneously, written autor or author, fr. augere to increase, to produce. See Auction, n.]

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  1. Author

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'author' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2298

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'author' in Nouns Frequency: #683

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