What does Writer mean?
Definitions for Writer
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Writer.
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
a person who is able to write and has written something
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
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.
one who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk
one who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels
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
Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Writer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2681
Rank popularity for the word 'Writer' in Nouns Frequency: #642
The numerical value of Writer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Writer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Writer in a Sentence
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing.
In the best interest of profession, a writer should sometimes refrain from writing.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they happen to strike me.
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Translations for Writer
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- مؤلف, كاتبArabic
- escriptorCatalan, Valencian
- Schreiber, Autor, Autorin, Schriftsteller, Schreiberin, SchriftstellerinGerman
- virskribanto, verkisto, virskribisto, skribanto, skribistino, skribantino, virverkisto, skribisto, verkistinoEsperanto
- escritora, escritorSpanish
- kirjoittaja, kirjailijaFinnish
- écrivain, auteurFrench
- sgrìobhaiche, sgrìobhadairScottish Gaelic
- סוֹפֵר, סוֹפֶרֶתHebrew
- लेखक, लेखिकाHindi
- pengarang, penulisIndonesian
- scrittore, scrittriceItalian
- 筆者, 作家, 著者Japanese
- ჭარუ, მწერალიGeorgian
- 작가, 作家Korean
- scriptor, scriptrixLatin
- autorius, rašytoja, autorė, rašytojasLithuanian
- rakstnieks, autorsLatvian
- писател, писателкаMacedonian
- бичээч, зохиолчMongolian
- katib, penulis, mualif, pengarangMalay
- auteur, schrijver, schrijfsterDutch
- forfatter, skribentNorwegian
- pisarz, pisarkaPolish
- escritor, escritoraPortuguese
- scrivent, sriptura, scriventa, scripturRomansh
- autor, scriitor, scriitoareRomanian
- автор, писатель, писательницаRussian
- pisatelj, писатељица, pisateljica, списатељ, spisatelj, списатељица, pisac, писатељ, писац, spisateljicaSerbo-Croatian
- ලියන්නාSinhala, Sinhalese
- pisátelj, pisáteljica, písecSlovene
- författare, skriftställare, skribentSwedish
- yazar, müellifTurkish
- يازغۇچىUyghur, Uighur
- nhà vănVietnamese
- hilautan, jilautan, lautanVolapük
- שריפֿטשטעלערין, שריפֿטשטעלער, שרײַבער, שרײַבעריןYiddish
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