What does writer mean?

Definitions for writer
ˈraɪ tərwrit·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word writer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writer, author(noun)

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

  2. writer(noun)

    a person who is able to write and has written something

Wiktionary

  1. writer(Noun)

    A person who writes, or produces literary work.

    Has your girlfriend written you a letter yet? She's quite a writer!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writer(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]

  2. Writer(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrtere.]

  3. Writer(noun)

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. writer

    A person who writes.

    The writer of the article was intelligent, informed and used data, information, facts, research and statistics to communicate the picture of health, love, unity, joy, peace, harmony and shared prosperity for all on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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

How to pronounce writer?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say writer in sign language?

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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. Michael Zinberg:

    The background of stand-up is when I sit down on Monday for a reading and there’s a great line, I want to do it that night, i do n’t want to wait until Friday. I was afraid we ’d over-rehearse it and it would lose that immediacy … We ’d read the script and I ’d say to Writer Michael Zinberg, ‘ I know where I can put that and that, ’ so I really have to learn are these three pages. Actors are famous for that. Brando did it. We tried an ear piece, but it was read by an assistant director, and he was totally emotionless. There was no spark in his voice so it did n’t work.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    The primary dues a writer or any artist pays is to remain sentient, and to forfeit the illusionary luxury of such anesthetics as avoidance, numbness, and denials.

  3. Jimmy Smits:

    The show on a larger level has a diversity, not only in the writer's room -- which we really lobbied for -- but in terms of our cast, that's more reflective of what this country is, we're going to be dealing with those kinds of things with a very dynamic, versatile, diverse cast. So I'm all for that.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P)- I, RAS CARDO CREATED REGGAE IN MY 1962 TRENCH TOWN YARD. I HAVE THE DETAILS OF ALL THOSE PRESENT AT THE TIME. I DID SAY:- REGGAE IS RASTAFARIAN PROPHECY AND MESSAGE GIVING. IT AIMS TO UNITE PEOPLE IN A LOVING WAY SO WE CAN STOP ALL THIS HATRED AND THIS KILLING STUFF. I THINK THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS TRYING TO TAKE THAT SPIRIT OUT OF IT AND REALLY SECULARIZE IT- TOLD TO THE -ATLANTA JOURNAL NEWS WRITER- STEVE DOLLAR. POSTED IN HIS ARTICLE-MORE THAN A BEAT, REGGAE IS HIS BELIEF- INSIDE THE ARTS. CIRCA 1990'S- PEOPLE IN THE ARTS.

  5. Bruce Jenner:

    I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won't.

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