What does writer mean?

Definitions for writer
ˈraɪ tərwrit·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. writer, authornoun

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

  2. writernoun

    a person who is able to write and has written something

Wiktionary

  1. writernoun

    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

  1. Writernoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writernoun

    one who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk

  2. Writernoun

    one who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels

  3. Writernoun

    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

  4. Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]

Freebase

  1. Writer

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2681

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writer' in Nouns Frequency: #642

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of writer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of writer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of writer in a Sentence

  1. John Updike:

    I think taste is a social concept and not an artistic one. I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.

  2. Thomas Shelby:

    I didn't know what was going to happen and the end of series two, I thought I was dead for sure, I thought I was a goner, and then series three I didn't know who I was going to marry, what was going to happen, so you're always a step behind the writer and I think that's important.

  3. John Osborne:

    Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.

  4. Barbara Abdeni Massaad:

    When I write books, I always focus on the people behind the food, and this time it so happens that those people are refugees, i would always tell the refugees, 'Had I been a barber, I would have cut your hair for free. I am not a barber, but a photographer and food writer, so I will take photos and write about food to help your cause and send a message to the world,'.

  5. Edna Ferber:

    Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant.

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