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Meaning of WRITE

Pronunciation:  rIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
  2. [v]  communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
  3. [v]  communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
  4. [v]  communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
  5. [v]  mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
  6. [v]  produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
  7. [v]  write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
  8. [v]  write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
  9. [v]  have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"

WRITE is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: compose, indite, pen
 See Also: adopt, annotate, apostrophise, apostrophize, arrange, author, capitalise, capitalize, cipher, cite, code, communicate, copy, correspond, counterpoint, create, create verbally, cross, cut, cypher, dash off, delineate, describe, dot, draft, dramatise, dramatize, draw, encipher, encode, encrypt, fling off, footnote, get down, handwrite, harmonise, harmonize, hyphen, hyphenate, impress, inscribe, instrument, instrumentate, intercommunicate, issue, jot, jot down, knock off, letter, line, lyric, make, make out, melodise, melodize, outline, overwrite, paragraph, poetise, poetize, print, profile, put down, record, reference, rewrite, rewrite, rough, score, scrabble, scrawl, scribble, scribble, script, set, set down, set to music, sign, spell, subscribe, superscribe, tape, toss off, trace, type, typewrite, versify, write, write about, write copy, write down, write in code, write of, write off, write on, write out, write out, write up, write up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Write\, v. t. [imp. {Wrote}; p. p. {Written}; Archaic
    imp. & p. p. {Writ}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writing}.] [OE. writen,
    AS. wr[=i]tan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS.
    wr[=i]tan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to
    rend, G. reissen, OHG. r[=i]zan, Icel. r[=i]ta to write,
    Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. {Race} tribe,
    1. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance
       of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable
       instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to
       write figures.
    2. To set down for reading; to express in legible or
       intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed;
       to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to
       set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.
             Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to
             one she loves.                        --Shak.
             I chose to write the thing I durst not speak To her
             I loved.                              --Prior.
    3. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.
             I purpose to write the history of England from the
             accession of King James the Second down to a time
             within the memory of men still living. --Macaulay.
    4. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth
       written on the heart.
    5. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own
       written testimony; -- often used reflexively.
             He who writes himself by his own inscription is like
             an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless
             picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell
             passengers what shape it is, which else no man could
             imagine.                              --Milton.
    {To write to}, to communicate by a written document to.
    {Written laws}, laws deriving their force from express
       legislative enactment, as contradistinguished from
       unwritten, or common, law. See the Note under {Law}, and
       {Common law}, under {Common}, a.
  2. \Write\, v. i.
    1. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative
       of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by
       written signs. --Chaucer.
             So it stead you, I will write, Please you command.
    2. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying,
       or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he
       writes in one of the public offices.
    3. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written
       words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books;
       to compose.
             They can write up to the dignity and character of
             the authors.                          --Felton.
    4. To compose or send letters.
             He wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm
             up into Jewry concerning their freedom. --1 Esdras
                                                   iv. 49.
Computing Dictionary

1. unix's simple talk command and protocol. write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.

An enhancement, rwp, has been proposed.

2. A simple text editor for windows.