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Noun: writing  rI-ting
  1. The act of creating written works
    "writing was a form of therapy for him";
    - authorship, composition, penning
     
  2. 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";
    - written material, piece of writing
     
  3. (usually plural) the collected work of an author
    "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
     
  4. 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. The activity of putting something in written form
    "she did the thinking while he did the writing";
    - committal to writing
Verb: write (wrote,written)  rIt
  1. Produce a literary work
    "He wrote four novels";
    - compose, pen, indite [archaic]
     
  2. Communicate or express by writing
    "Please write to me every week"
     
  3. Have (one's written work) issued for publication
    "How many books did Georges Simenon write?";
    - publish
     
  4. Communicate (with) in writing
    "Write to her soon, please!";
    - drop a line
     
  5. Communicate by letter
    "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
     
  6. (music) write music
    "Beethoven wrote nine symphonies";
    - compose
     
  7. Mark or trace on a surface
    "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
     
  8. (computing) record data on a computer
    - save
     
  9. Specify or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
    - spell
     
  10. Create code, write a computer program
    "She writes code faster than anybody else";
    - code
Verb: writ  rit
Usage: archaic
  1. Past participle of write; written

Sounds like: writs, ritzriting, ri

Derived forms: writings

See also: write out

Type of: activity, black and white, body of work, communicate, correspond, create, create by mental act, create mentally, create verbally, delineate, describe, draw, intercommunicate, line, make, oeuvre, record, tape, trace, verbal creation, work, written communication, written language

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