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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. author

    A person who creates or types an electronic document.

    The authors of the publication were complemented on the amazing achievement with their team as they all created an accessible and secure system.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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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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. Jim Naughtie:

    I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people, among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following : pigs plus sausages, or anything else that could be perceived as pork.

  2. 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.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is the sympathy of people, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. 22. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The more desire ripens and becomes mature, the more it begins to hurt obsession. It will hurt until it is fulfilled. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Grange Lady Haig Rutan:

    As an author I found it fascinating interviewing luminaries of the jazz world for over 15 years, beginning with a phone call from Red Rodney on a Thanksgiving Day in 1989 and then a phone call from Stan Getz on Christmas Day; their comments set in motion the quest to write a book about my first husband, Al Haig, the chosen pianist of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who gave me the moniker 'Lady Haig' one blustery cold night outside of Birdland on a January night) - and later Stan Getz.”

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