What does write mean?

Definitions for write
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word write.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. write, compose, pen, inditeverb

    produce a literary work

    "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

  2. writeverb

    communicate or express by writing

    "Please write to me every week"

  3. publish, writeverb

    have (one's written work) issued for publication

    "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"

  4. write, drop a lineverb

    communicate (with) in writing

    "Write her soon, please!"

  5. writeverb

    communicate by letter

    "He wrote that he would be coming soon"

  6. compose, writeverb

    write music

    "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

  7. writeverb

    mark or trace on a surface

    "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

  8. write, saveverb

    record data on a computer

    "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

  9. spell, writeverb

    write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)

    "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

  10. writeverb

    create code, write a computer program

    "She writes code faster than anybody else"

Wiktionary

  1. writenoun

    The operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk.

    How many writes per second can this hard disk handle?

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  2. writeverb

    To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  3. writeverb

    To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).

    My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  4. writeverb

    To send written information to.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  5. writeverb

    To show (information, etc) in written form.

    The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  6. writeverb

    To be an author.

    I write for a living.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  7. writeverb

    To record (data) mechanically or electronically.

    The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

  8. writeverb

    To fill in, to complete using words.

    I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.

    Etymology: From writen, from writan, from wrītanan, from wrei-. Cognate with Dutch rijten, riten, German reißen, rita, ríta, ritzen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writeverb

    to set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  2. Writeverb

    to set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  3. Writeverb

    hence, to compose or produce, as an author

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  4. Writeverb

    to impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  5. Writeverb

    to make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  6. Writeverb

    to form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  7. Writeverb

    to be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  8. Writeverb

    to frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

  9. Writeverb

    to compose or send letters

    Etymology: [OE. writen, AS. wrtan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wrtan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. rzan, Icel. rta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race tribe, lineage.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Write

    rīt, v.t. to form letters with a pen or pencil: to express in writing: to compose: to engrave: to record: to communicate by letter.—v.i. to perform the act of writing: to be employed as a clerk: to compose books: to send letters: to practise the art of writing: to work as an author: to compose a letter:—pr.p. wrī′ting; pa.t. wrōte; pa.p. writ′ten.ns. Wrī′ter, one who writes: a professional scribe or clerk: an ordinary legal practitioner in Scotch country towns: an author: a petty officer in the United States navy who keeps the watch-muster and other books of the ship—usually Ship-writer:—fem. Wrī′teress (rare); Wrī′ter's-cramp (see Cramp); Wrī′tership, the office of a writer; Wrī′ting, the forming letters with a pen or pencil: that which is written: literary production; Wrī′ting-book, a book of paper for practising penmanship; Wrī′ting-case, a portable case containing materials for writing; Wrī′ting-cham′ber, a room fitted for writing: a law office; Wrī′ting-desk, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon: a portable writing-case; Wrī′ting-ink, ink suited for writing with; Wrī′ting-mas′ter, a master who teaches the art of penmanship: the yellow-bunting; Wrīting-pā′per, paper finished with a smooth surface, for writing upon; Wrī′ting-school, a school for penmanship; Wrī′ting-tā′ble, a table fitted or used for writing upon.—adj. Writ′ten, reduced to writing—opposed to Oral.—Writers to the Signet, an ancient society of solicitors in Scotland who formerly had the exclusive right to prepare all summonses and other writs pertaining to the supreme court of justice, and still have the exclusive privilege of preparing crown writs, which include all charters, precepts, and writs from the sovereign or prince of Scotland.—Write down, to put down in written characters: to condemn in writing; Write off, to cancel by an entry on the opposite side of the account; Write out, to transcribe: to exhaust one's mental capacity by too much writing; Write up, to put a full description of in writing: to praise something in writing above its merits. [A.S. wrítan; Ice. ríta; the original meaning being 'to scratch' (cf. the cog. Ger. reissen, to tear).]

Editors Contribution

  1. write

    To create language using words, letters, symbols and characters that have meaning.

    He did write a letter to the council expressing his gratitude for their excellent work.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  
  2. write

    To register data on a computer, app, software, laptop, server, network, internet, website or webpage.

    The computer memory has a read write function.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  
  3. write

    To use a crayon, pen or pencil to create language, letters, characters or symbols.

    The children love to write their name in the classroom.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 6, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1103

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Written Corpus Frequency: #447

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'write' in Verbs Frequency: #51

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of write in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of write in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of write in a Sentence

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    hi louis leterrier my name is andries price im your biggest fan good news im having the avengers 5 birthday party you are in can you make the incredible hulk 2 the incredible hulk 3 and the avengers 5 and 6 so bring edward norton back as bruce banner again on the incredible hulk sequels and the avengers 5 and 6 so louis leterrier can you try vibration machine it will shake you very fast and your voice will be shaking you going to love it so louis leterrier can you wear dark blue jeans for me on my birthday I will like to see you wear it so louis leterrier write my back or call me now louis leterrier here's my phone number 484 288 0218 call me if you had a chance or write me see you buddy

  2. Alex Leybovich:

    You can write anything you want on the internet, and it has the potential to become famous

  3. Abraham Maslow:

    A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.

  4. Laura Jaworski:

    Put your pen to your paper Press down on the ink Then take a short moment To ponder and think And listen real close to your heart’s gentle call Then write every word that you hear, One and all.

  5. Alexis Piquero:

    City Manager Noriega asked City Manager Noriega to write a plan. You don't ask that and fire City Manager Noriega.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. rung
    • B. subrogation
    • C. hypostatization
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