Definitions for writeraɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

writeraɪt(v.)wrote, writ•ten, writ•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to trace or form (characters, letters, words, etc.), esp. on paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means:

    Write your name on each page.

  2. to express or communicate in writing:

    He wrote that he would be visiting soon.

  3. to communicate with by letter or note:

    I write her every week.

  4. to fill in the blank spaces of (a printed form) with writing:

    to write a check.

  5. to execute or produce by setting down words, figures, etc.:

    to write two copies of a letter.

  6. to produce as a written message:

    to write a thank-you note.

  7. to be the author or originator of; compose:

    to write a sonnet.

  8. to impress the marks or indications of:

    Honesty is written on his face.

  9. to transfer (data, text, etc.) from computer memory to an output medium.

    Category: Computers

  10. to underwrite.

  11. (v.i.)to trace or form characters, words, etc., with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means, or as a pen or the like does:

    He writes with a pen. My new pen writes beautifully.

  12. to express ideas in writing.

  13. to write a letter or letters, or communicate by letter:

    Write whenever you can.

  14. to compose or work as a writer or author:

    to write for a living.

  15. write down, to set down in writing; record; note. to direct one's writing to a less intelligent reader or audience:

    He writes down to the public.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  16. write in, to vote for (a candidate not listed on the ballot) by writing his or her name on the ballot. to include in or add to a text by writing: to request something by mail:

    If interested, please write in for details.

    Do not write in corrections on the galley.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase, Government

  17. write off, to cancel (an unpaid or uncollectible debt). to regard as worthless or irreparable; decide to forget: to amortize:

    to write off a bad experience.

    The new equipment was written off in three years.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  18. write out, to put into writing. to write in full form; state completely. to exhaust the capacity or resources of (oneself) by excessive writing:

    another author who has written herself out.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  19. write up, to put into writing, esp. in full detail: to present to public notice in a written description or account.

    Write up a report.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for write:

  1. nothing (or something) to write home about, nothing (or something) worth one's notice:

    This place is nothing to write home about.

    Category: Idiom

  2. write the book, to be the originator or recognized authority:

    I'd trust their judgment about nuclear energy; they practically wrote the book.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of write:

bef. 900; ME; OE wrītan, c. OS wrītan to cut, write, OHG rīzan, ON rīta

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. write(verb)ɪt

    to use a pen, pencil, etc. to mark words, numbers, etc. onto paper

    I wrote her number on a piece of paper.; She spent hours writing in her journal.

  2. writeɪt

    to create a book, poem, song, etc.

    I write the music and then we write the lyrics together.; He often wrote about his mother.; She writes for one of the daily newspapers.

  3. writeɪt

    to compose a letter, email, text message, etc.

    Promise to write me every week.; I wrote an angry email to her.; I am writing to request an explanation.

  4. writeɪt

    to compose an official document

    to write a will/check


  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

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

Anagrams of write

  1. twier

Translations for write

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to draw (letters or other forms of script) on a surface, especially with a pen or pencil on paper

They wrote their names on a sheet of paper; The child has learned to read and write; Please write in ink.

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