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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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. Salma Hayek:

    There is an Arabic writer who wrote philosophy and poetry and who brought all religions and all the world together.

  2. Wesley D'Amico:

    There is a writer in every sentence without the author.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A writer travels through the heart again and again to express the beauty of its contents.

  4. Cometan:

    I’m the worst writer ever. There, I said it before the billions ever could, but now you will all have to think of something else to say, yet all else will be a complement for the worst has already been said, by me.

  5. 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.

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