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, indite(verb)

    produce a literary work

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

  2. write(verb)

    communicate or express by writing

    "Please write to me every week"

  3. publish, write(verb)

    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 line(verb)

    communicate (with) in writing

    "Write her soon, please!"

  5. write(verb)

    communicate by letter

    "He wrote that he would be coming soon"

  6. compose, write(verb)

    write music

    "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

  7. write(verb)

    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, save(verb)

    record data on a computer

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

  9. spell, write(verb)

    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. write(verb)

    create code, write a computer program

    "She writes code faster than anybody else"

Wiktionary

  1. write(Noun)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. write(Verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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. Write(verb)

    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  

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

How to pronounce write?

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How to say write in sign language?

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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

  1. H.W. Mann:

    Negative programming. We write the programs. And we can rewrite the programs. If we drop the negative self- talk. If we drop the negative self- beliefs. If we drop the negative world view. Then we drop the negative programs. Think about the word negative. It refers to negative energy. What we put our energy into we create more of. Focusing on the negative is like praying for what we don’t want. If we stop putting energy into what we don’t want, then we stop creating it.

  2. Masahiro Sasaki:

    I very much appreciate the opportunity to begin to write the true story of my dear sister, Sadako. Sadako passed away on October 25,1955, 47 years ago today.

  3. George Ade:

    After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    If you don't read you will have nothing to write.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I read to know the past, I write to express my love for the future.

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