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!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writernoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]

  2. Writernoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]

  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

    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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  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

How to pronounce writer?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A writer tries to express those thoughts, which are inexpressible, with beauty and love.

  2. Jean-Paul Sartre:

    A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.

  3. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    This place [ has ] tons of Christian fellowship for me, which is kind of harder to find in the northeast, and a creative ton this is. There’s not a day that goes by that I ’m not looking at someone who’s a brilliant writer. The creativity down here is off the charts. And we’ve been freeing up from so much of the COVID restrictions … so we’re just free down here. And it’s been wonderful.

  4. Philip Roth:

    I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you -- it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.

  5. Cometan:

    To be a writer is to gouge out one’s mind, heart and soul and splatter them across the page for the world to judge.

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