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, author(noun)

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

  2. generator, source, author(verb)

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

  3. author(verb)

    be the author of

    "She authored this play"

Wiktionary

  1. author(Noun)

    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. author(Noun)

    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. author(Verb)

    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. Author(noun)

    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. Author(noun)

    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. Author(noun)

    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. Author(noun)

    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. Author(verb)

    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. Author(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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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How to say author in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Alone, you will grow old faster in mind. Like a fish in the depths of the endless emptiness of nonsense. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Charles de Montesquieu:

    An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Illusions control us with the help of our own selfishness. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Successful people are obsessed with the idea that they are always late. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    In any dispute there are fragile places, the main thing is to break all the necessary joints, these are the weak points of a person, that is, his personal sins of selfishness. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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