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Meaning of WRITER

Pronunciation:  'rItur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  a person who is able to write and has written something

WRITER is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: author
 See Also: abstracter, abstractor, Aiken, Alger, Algren, alliterator, Ambrose Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett Bierce, Andersen, Anderson, Aragon, Asch, Asimov, Auchincloss, Austen, authoress, Baldwin, Baraka, Barth, Barthelme, Baum, Beckett, Beerbohm, Bellow, Benchley, Benet, Bierce, biographer, coauthor, commentator, communicator, compiler, Conrad Aiken, Conrad Potter Aiken, contributor, diarist, diary keeper, Donald Barthelme, drafter, dramatist, encyclopedist, essayist, folk writer, framer, Frank Baum, gagman, gagster, gagwriter, ghost, ghostwriter, good speller, Gothic romancer, hack, hack writer, Hans Christian Andersen, Horatio Alger, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Isaac Asimov, James Arthur Baldwin, James Baldwin, Jane Austen, John Barth, John Simmons Barth, joint author, journalist, LeRoi Jones, librettist, literary hack, literate, literate person, litterateur, Louis Aragon, Louis Auchincloss, Louis Stanton Auchincloss, Lyman Frank Brown, lyricist, Max Beerbohm, Nelson Algren, novelist, pamphleteer, paragrapher, playwright, poet, poetiser, poetizer, poor speller, reviewer, rhymer, rhymester, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley, Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, scenarist, scrawler, scribbler, scriptwriter, Shalom Asch, Sherwood Anderson, Sholem Asch, Sholom Asch, Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm, space writer, speechwriter, speller, tragedian, transcriber, versifier, William Rose Benet, wordmonger, word-painter, wordsmith



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Writ"er\, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.]
1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.

         They [came] that handle the pen of the writer.
                                               --Judg. v. 14.

         My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. --Ps. xlv.

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

         This pitch, as ancient writers do report, doth
         defile.                               --Shak.

3. 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.

{Writer of the tallies} (Eng. Law), an officer of the
   exchequer of England, who acted as clerk to the auditor of
   the receipt, and wrote the accounts upon the tallies from
   the tellers' bills. The use of tallies in the exchequer
   has been abolished. --Wharton (Law. Dict.)

{Writer's} {cramp, palsy, or spasm} (Med.), a painful
   spasmodic affection of the muscles of the fingers, brought
   on by excessive use, as in writing, violin playing,
   telegraphing, etc. Called also {scrivener's palsy}.

{Writer to the signet}. See under {Signet}.