What does writing mean?

Definitions for writing
ˈraɪ tɪŋwrit·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writing, authorship, composition, penning(noun)

    the act of creating written works

    "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

  2. writing, written material, piece of writing(noun)

    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

    "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

  3. writing(noun)

    (usually plural) the collected work of an author

    "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"

  4. writing(noun)

    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

    "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"

  5. writing, committal to writing(noun)

    the activity of putting something in written form

    "she did the thinking while he did the writing"

Wiktionary

  1. writing(Noun)

    Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.

  2. writing(Noun)

    Something written, such as a document, article or book.

  3. writing(Noun)

    The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.

  4. writing(Noun)

    A work of an author.

  5. writing(Noun)

    The style of writing of a person.

    I can't read your writing.

  6. writing(Noun)

    Intended for or used in writing.

    a writing table

Wikipedia

  1. Writing

    Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language with signs and symbols. For languages that utilize a writing system, inscriptions can complement spoken language by creating a durable version of speech that can be stored for future reference or transmitted across distance. Writing, in other words, is not a language, but a tool used to make languages readable. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar, and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols. The result of writing is called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader. H.G. Wells argued that writing has the ability to "put agreements, laws, commandments on record. It made the growth of states larger than the old city states possible. It made a continuous historical consciousness possible. The command of the priest or king and his seal could go far beyond his sight and voice and could survive his death". As human societies emerged, collective motivations for the development of writing were driven by pragmatic exigencies like keeping history, maintaining culture, codifying knowledge through curricula and lists of texts deemed to contain foundational knowledge (e.g., The Canon of Medicine) or artistically exceptional (e.g., a literary canon), organizing and governing societies through the formation of legal systems, census records, contracts, deeds of ownership, taxation, trade agreements, treaties, and so on. For example, around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. In both ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica, on the other hand, writing may have evolved through calendric and political necessities for recording historical and environmental events. Individual motivations for writing include improvised additional capacity for the limitations of human memory (e.g., to-do lists, recipes, reminders, logbooks, maps, the proper sequence for a complicated task or important ritual), dissemination of ideas (as in an essay, monograph, broadside, petition, or manifesto), imaginative narratives and other forms of storytelling, personal or business correspondence, and lifewriting (e.g., a diary or journal).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writing

    of Write

  2. Writing(noun)

    the act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs

  3. Writing(noun)

    anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters

  4. Writing(noun)

    any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like

  5. Writing(noun)

    any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison

  6. Writing(noun)

    an inscription

  7. Writing(noun)

    handwriting; chirography

Freebase

  1. Writing

    Writing is language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols. It is distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio. Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. In both Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica writing may have evolved through calendrics and a political necessity for recording historical and environmental events. The oldest known use of writing in China was in divination in the royal court.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Writing

    The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.

Editors Contribution

  1. writing

    The act and process of to write.

    The gift of writing is beautiful and its good to be neat, tidy and orderly.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  2. writing

    Verb form of the word write.

    Writing is very important as we all need to write every day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1765

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1170

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'writing' in Nouns Frequency: #739

How to pronounce writing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say writing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of writing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of writing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of writing in a Sentence

  1. Hermann Hesse:

    Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

  2. Dick Johnston:

    I always wanted Danny to feel like his own person, and in control of his own life, since beginning to work and travel with him in about 2003, we gratefully were able to travel the entire globe for over a decade to get out before the fans. He was always, everywhere, warmly received and he at least knew he was well loved. Health issues have plagued us for years, but Im glad for the time we had. MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ACTOR ROBERT AXELROD DEAD AT 70 Tom Gimbel, Daniels manager of over 25 years also paid tribute to him writing:.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who has achieved immortality is never afraid to die someday. Yes! because his or her fame or legacy will surely outlive him or her. I have achieved immortality all over the internet via my thought-provoking quotes, motivations and inspirations. In fact, my thought-provoking quotes and my words of wisdom will surely and eventually outlive me or rather live on after my demise. And guess what? I'm yet to achieve more of it (immortality) even beyond the internet setting through my up-coming books, my writing and speaking gift or potential. -Emeasoba George

  4. Plato:

    For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.

  5. Rod Stewart:

    In the old days, when I was with the Faces and my solo albums,(song writing) was more like being at school doing homework, but actually now, I enjoy the process. It's something, I think, has come with age.

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