What does Author mean?

Definitions for Author
ˈɔ θərAu·thor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Author.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writer, authornoun

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

  2. generator, source, authorverb

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

  3. authorverb

    be the author of

    "She authored this play"

Wiktionary

  1. authornoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. authornoun

    Someone who writes books for a living; a bookwright.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. authorverb

    To create a work as its author.

    Etymology: 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 Dictionary

  1. Authornoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Authornoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Authornoun

    the editor of a periodical

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Authornoun

    an informant

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Authorverb

    to occasion; to originate

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Authorverb

    to tell; to say; to declare

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Author

    awth′or, n. one who originates or brings anything into being: a beginner or first mover of any action or state of things: the writer of an original book: elliptically for an author's writings: one's authority for something: an informant:—fem. Auth′oress.—adjs. Authō′rial, Auth′orish; Authorīs′able.—n. Authorisā′tion.—v.t. Auth′orise, to give authority to: to sanction: to permit: to justify: to establish by authority.—adj. Auth′orless, anonymous.—ns. Auth′orling, a petty author; Auth′orship, Auth′oring, Auth′orism, state or quality of being an author. [Through Fr. from L. auctoraugēre, auctum, to cause things to increase, to produce.]

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  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Author in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Author in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Author in a Sentence

  1. The Vatican:

    What is reported by the author in today’s article is the result of his reconstruction, in which the literal words pronounced by the Pope are not quoted, no quotation of the aforementioned article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.

  2. Khalil Gibran Muhammad:

    How often does the publishing industry have the rare opportunity to publish a second work of an author whose promise was so great but who never completed a second project?

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    I intend to support Gina Haspel to serve as the first female Director of the CIA, ms. Haspel has rejected the interrogation policies of the past. She is fully committed to following the law that prevents future abuses. This law, among others, includes the Detainee Treatment Act which I helped author. Gina Haspel should be confirmed as soon as possible as we live in a time of continuing threats.

  4. Wesley D'Amico:

    There is a writer in every sentence without the author.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Diplomacy is the mercenary politeness of manipulators, modern culture consists of greedy hypocrisy, cynical myopia who value bad taste, obeying the herd instinct. The two-faced modern culture of politeness is a parody of indifference. Officially polite, but swearing in person, modern culture is a ghetto. 2. Pick the nerves of anger with a knife, there must be somewhere to switch from a lie to a state of truth. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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