What does Writer mean?

Definitions for Writer
ˈraɪ tərwrit·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Writer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writer, authornoun

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

  2. writernoun

    a person who is able to write and has written something


  1. writernoun

    A person who writes, or produces literary work.

    Has your girlfriend written you a letter yet? She's quite a writer!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Writernoun

    Etymology: from write.

    All three were ruined by justice and sentence, as delinquents; and all three famous writers. Francis Bacon.

    Peaceable times are the best to live in, though not so proper to furnish materials for a writer. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    Writers are often more influenced by a desire of fame, than a regard to the publick good. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    Would a writer know how to behave himself with relation to posterity, let him consider in old books what he finds that he is glad to know, and what omissions he most laments. Jonathan Swift.


  1. writer

    A writer is someone who uses words to create written content or literature, typically as a profession or as a means of self-expression. They often engage in various forms of writing, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, screenplays, or technical writing. Writers carefully choose and arrange words to convey ideas, emotions, and stories, using their creative skills to effectively communicate with their intended audience.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writernoun

    one who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk

  2. Writernoun

    one who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels

  3. Writernoun

    a clerk of a certain rank in the service of the late East India Company, who, after serving a certain number of years, became a factor

  4. Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]


  1. Writer

    A writer is a person who uses written words to communicate ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, news articles, screenplays, or essays. Skilled writers are able to use language to express ideas and their work contributes significantly to the cultural content of a society. The word is also used elsewhere in the arts – such as songwriter – but as a standalone term, "writer" normally refers to the creation of written language. Writers can produce material across a number of genres, fictional or non-fictional. Other writers use multiple media – for example, graphics or illustration – to enhance the communication of their ideas. Some use images or multimedia to augment their writing. In rare instances, a creative writer is able to communicate their ideas via music as well as words. As well as producing their own written works, writers often write on how they write; why they write; and also comment on the work of other writers. Writers work professionally or non-professionally, that is, for payment or without payment and may be paid either in advance, or only after their work is published. Payment is only one of the motivations of writers and many are never paid for their work.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Writer is ranked #59901 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Writer surname appeared 337 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Writer.

    87.5% or 295 total occurrences were White.
    4.7% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.2% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.9% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Writer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2681

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Writer' in Nouns Frequency: #642

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Writer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Writer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Writer in a Sentence

  1. Brandon A. Trean:

    A writer is simply a photographer of thoughts.

  2. Hank Azaria:

    I really want to see Indian, South Asian writer, writers in the room, not in a token way but genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take, including how it is voiced or not voiced, i'm perfectly willing and happy to step aside or help transition it into something new. I really hope that's what' The Simpsons' does and it not only makes sense, but it just feels like the right thing to do to me.

  3. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn:

    A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

  4. Akram Al Deek:

    I have poetry on my body and the idea is my body is mine to use and abuse, it's mine. It's not God's or anybody else's. It's mine. I'm a writer and I see myself as a canvas, as a space where I can write as well.

  5. New York:

    So we feel it's only merciful to give our Knicks beat writer, Scott Cacciola, a break from such woeful basketball.

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