Definitions for writeraɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word write

Princeton's WordNet

  1. write, compose, pen, indite(verb)

    produce a literary work

    "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

  2. write(verb)

    communicate or express by writing

    "Please write to me every week"

  3. publish, write(verb)

    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, drop a line(verb)

    communicate (with) in writing

    "Write her soon, please!"

  5. write(verb)

    communicate by letter

    "He wrote that he would be coming soon"

  6. compose, write(verb)

    write music

    "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

  7. write(verb)

    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"

  8. write, save(verb)

    record data on a computer

    "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

  9. spell, write(verb)

    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"

  10. write(verb)

    create code, write a computer program

    "She writes code faster than anybody else"


  1. write(Noun)

    The operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk.

    How many writes per second can this hard disk handle?

  2. write(Verb)

    To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.

  3. write(Verb)

    To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).

    My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.

  4. write(Verb)

    To send written information to.

  5. write(Verb)

    To show (information, etc) in written form.

    The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.

  6. write(Verb)

    To be an author.

    I write for a living.

  7. write(Verb)

    To record (data) mechanically or electronically.

    The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.

  8. write(Verb)

    To fill in, to complete using words.

    I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.

  9. Origin: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Write(verb)

    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

  2. Write(verb)

    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

  3. Write(verb)

    hence, to compose or produce, as an author

  4. Write(verb)

    to impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart

  5. Write(verb)

    to make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively

  6. Write(verb)

    to form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs

  7. Write(verb)

    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

  8. Write(verb)

    to frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose

  9. Write(verb)

    to compose or send letters

  10. 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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1103

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Written Corpus Frequency: #447

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Verbs Frequency: #51

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ashton Morris:

    Fight for your write.

  2. Edward Dahlberg:

    To write is a humiliation.

  3. Sandy:

    I will write a book someday. Q.E.D.

  4. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    Life is God's novel. Let him write it.

  5. Richard Wagner:

    I write music with an exclamation point

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