write, compose, pen, indite(verb)
produce a literary work
"She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
communicate or express by writing
"Please write to me every week"
have (one's written work) issued for publication
"How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"
write, drop a line(verb)
communicate (with) in writing
"Write her soon, please!"
communicate by letter
"He wrote that he would be coming soon"
"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
mark or trace on a surface
"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
record data on a computer
"boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
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"
create code, write a computer program
"She writes code faster than anybody else"
The operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk.
How many writes per second can this hard disk handle?
To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
To send written information to.
To show (information, etc) in written form.
The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
To be an author.
I write for a living.
To record (data) mechanically or electronically.
The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.
To fill in, to complete using words.
I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.
Origin: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.
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
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
hence, to compose or produce, as an author
to impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart
to make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively
to form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs
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
to frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose
to compose or send letters
Origin: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rīt, v.t. to form letters with a pen or pencil: to express in writing: to compose: to engrave: to record: to communicate by letter.—v.i. to perform the act of writing: to be employed as a clerk: to compose books: to send letters: to practise the art of writing: to work as an author: to compose a letter:—pr.p. wrī′ting; pa.t. wrōte; pa.p. writ′ten.—ns. Wrī′ter, one who writes: a professional scribe or clerk: an ordinary legal practitioner in Scotch country towns: an author: a petty officer in the United States navy who keeps the watch-muster and other books of the ship—usually Ship-writer:—fem. Wrī′teress (rare); Wrī′ter's-cramp (see Cramp); Wrī′tership, the office of a writer; Wrī′ting, the forming letters with a pen or pencil: that which is written: literary production; Wrī′ting-book, a book of paper for practising penmanship; Wrī′ting-case, a portable case containing materials for writing; Wrī′ting-cham′ber, a room fitted for writing: a law office; Wrī′ting-desk, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon: a portable writing-case; Wrī′ting-ink, ink suited for writing with; Wrī′ting-mas′ter, a master who teaches the art of penmanship: the yellow-bunting; Wrīting-pā′per, paper finished with a smooth surface, for writing upon; Wrī′ting-school, a school for penmanship; Wrī′ting-tā′ble, a table fitted or used for writing upon.—adj. Writ′ten, reduced to writing—opposed to Oral.—Writers to the Signet, an ancient society of solicitors in Scotland who formerly had the exclusive right to prepare all summonses and other writs pertaining to the supreme court of justice, and still have the exclusive privilege of preparing crown writs, which include all charters, precepts, and writs from the sovereign or prince of Scotland.—Write down, to put down in written characters: to condemn in writing; Write off, to cancel by an entry on the opposite side of the account; Write out, to transcribe: to exhaust one's mental capacity by too much writing; Write up, to put a full description of in writing: to praise something in writing above its merits. [A.S. wrítan; Ice. ríta; the original meaning being 'to scratch' (cf. the cog. Ger. reissen, to tear).]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1103
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Written Corpus Frequency: #447
Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Verbs Frequency: #51
The numerical value of write in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of write in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
I don't care what your columnists write. I don't care what your bankrolled charlatans write; they mean nothing to me.
Write short - and they will read it. Write clearly - and they will understand it. Write graphically - and they will keep it in mind.
As we speak, China is trying to write the rules for trade in the 21st century, we can’t let that happen. We should write those rules.
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
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Translations for write
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ጻፈ, ደረሰAmharic
- َأَلَّف, كتب, كاتَبَArabic
- пісаць, напісацьBelarusian
- བྲིསTibetan Standard
- escriureCatalan, Valencian
- psát, zapisovat, napsatCzech
- пьсатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- llocio, ysgrifennuWelsh
- skrive, digte, forfatteDanish
- schreiben, verfassen, texten, brennen, dichtenGerman
- verki, skribi, skribi alEsperanto
- escribir, anotar, apuntarSpanish
- kirjanik olema, kirjutama, literaat olemaEstonian
- rita, skrivaFaroese
- écrire, enregistrer, rédigerFrench
- skriuweWestern Frisian
- scríobh, scríobh chuigIrish
- כָּתַב, כתבHebrew
- kiír, ír, megírHungarian
- tulis, catatIndonesian
- skrifa, rithöfundur, ritaIcelandic
- 書く, 示す, 書込むJapanese
- пишува, запишува, заведува, напишуваMacedonian
- akʼeńʼjiłchííhNavajo, Navaho
- фыссынOssetian, Ossetic
- ਲਿਖਣਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- pisać, napisaćPolish
- escrever, redigirPortuguese
- scriver, screiverRomansh
- A scrie, scrieRomanian
- записать, писать, написать, записыватьRussian
- iscriere, iscriri, scriri, iscribere, iscrivereSardinian
- писати, písati, napísatiSerbo-Croatian
- ලියනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- napísať, písaťSlovak
- ngolaSouthern Sotho
- till, skriva, författaSwedish
- เขียน, ขีดThai
- sumulat, isulatTagalog
- يازماقUyghur, Uighur
- писати, написатиUkrainian
- viết, ghiVietnamese
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