Definitions for writingˈraɪ tɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

writ•ingˈraɪ tɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of a person or thing that writes.

  2. matter written with a pen or the like:

    His writing is illegible.

  3. written form:

    Put the agreement in writing.

  4. a legal document, as a contract or deed.

  5. an inscription.

  6. literary or musical composition.

  7. the style, form, quality, etc., of such composition.

  8. the profession of a writer.

  9. the Writings,

    Category: Judaism

    Ref: Hagiographa

Origin of writing:

1175–1225

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writing, authorship, composition, penning(noun)

    the act of creating written works

    "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

  2. writing, written material, piece of writing(noun)

    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

    "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

  3. writing(noun)

    (usually plural) the collected work of an author

    "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"

  4. writing(noun)

    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

    "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"

  5. writing, committal to writing(noun)

    the activity of putting something in written form

    "she did the thinking while he did the writing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. writing(noun)ˈraɪ tɪŋ

    the skill of putting words together to make sentences, paragraphs, etc.

    His writing has improved a lot this year.

  2. writingˈraɪ tɪŋ

    the style sb has when they write

    Her writing was full of youthful energy.

  3. writingˈraɪ tɪŋ

    written words

    some writing at the bottom of the page

  4. writingˈraɪ tɪŋ

    the creation of books, stories, etc.

    writing as a profession; Will you go back to your writing?

  5. writingˈraɪ tɪŋ

    the things written by a particular group

    socialist writing

  6. writingˈraɪ tɪŋ

    written down, not spoken

    You must make your claim in writing.

Wiktionary

  1. writing(Noun)

    Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.

  2. writing(Noun)

    Something written, such as a document, article or book.

  3. writing(Noun)

    The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.

  4. writing(Noun)

    A work of an author.

  5. writing(Noun)

    The style of writing of a person.

    I can't read your writing.

  6. writing(Noun)

    Intended for or used in writing.

    a writing table

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writing

    of Write

  2. Writing(noun)

    the act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs

  3. Writing(noun)

    anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters

  4. Writing(noun)

    any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like

  5. Writing(noun)

    any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison

  6. Writing(noun)

    an inscription

  7. Writing(noun)

    handwriting; chirography

Freebase

  1. Writing

    Writing is language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols. It is distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio. Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. In both Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica writing may have evolved through calendrics and a political necessity for recording historical and environmental events. The oldest known use of writing in China was in divination in the royal court.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Writing

    The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1765

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1170

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writing' in Nouns Frequency: #739


Translations for writing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

writing(noun)

letters or other forms of script giving the written form of (a) language

the Chinese form of writing; I can't read your writing.

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