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Meaning of WRITING

Pronunciation:  'rIting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
  2. [n]  the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
  3. [n]  letters or symbols 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"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"

WRITING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: authorship, committal to writing, composition, penning, piece of writing, written material
 See Also: activity, adaptation, autograph, body of work, bowdlerisation, bowdlerization, capitalisation, capitalization, coding, coding system, criticism, cryptogram, cryptograph, cryptography, diary, dithyramb, document, drafting, dramatic composition, dramatic work, dramatisation, dramatization, editing, epilog, epilogue, essay, fabrication, fictionalisation, fictionalization, hand, handwriting, handwriting, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, inscription, inscription, journal, lettering, lexicography, literary composition, literary criticism, literary work, literature, manuscript, matter, metrification, ms, notation, notation, notational system, novelisation, novelization, oeuvre, orthography, papers, paragraph, plagiarism, printing, printing process, redaction, redaction, religious text, religious writing, rescript, revision, rewrite, sacred text, sacred writing, screed, script, secret writing, secret writing, section, skywriting, subdivision, title, treatise, typewriting, typing, verbal creation, versification, version, work, writing system, written communication, written document, written language



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Writ"ing\, n.
1. 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.

2. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in
   characters or letters; as:
   (a) Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an
       agreement, or the like.
   (b) Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a
       literary production; a book; as, the writings of
   (c) An inscription.

             And Pilate wrote a title . . . And the writing
             was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.
                                               --John xix.

3. Handwriting; chirography.

{Writing book}, a book for practice in penmanship.

{Writing desk}, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon;
   also, a case containing writing materials, and used in a
   similar manner.

{Writing lark} (Zo["o]l.), the European yellow-hammer; -- so
   called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs.
   [Prov. Eng.]

{Writing machine}. Same as {Typewriter}.

{Writing master}, one who teaches the art of penmanship.

{Writing obligatory} (Law), a bond.

{Writing paper}, paper intended for writing upon with ink,
   usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized.

{Writing school}, a school for instruction in penmanship.

{Writing table}, a table fitted or used for writing upon.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are writing means some sort of communication with someone or with your conscious mind. It also indicates a mistake that you have made.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The art of writing must have been known in the time of the early Pharaohs. Moses is commanded "to write for a memorial in a book" (Ex. 17:14) a record of the attack of Amalek. Frequent mention is afterwards made of writing (28:11, 21, 29, 36; 31:18; 32:15, 16; 34:1, 28; 39:6, 14, 30). The origin of this art is unknown, but there is reason to conclude that in the age of Moses it was well known. The inspired books of Moses are the most ancient extant writings, although there are written monuments as old as about B.C. 2000. The words expressive of "writing," "book," and "ink," are common to all the branches or dialects of the Semitic language, and hence it has been concluded that this art must have been known to the earliest Semites before they separated into their various tribes, and nations, and families.

"The Old Testament and the discoveries of Oriental archaeology alike tell us that the age of the Exodus was throughout the world of Western Asia an age of literature and books, of readers and writers, and that the cities of Palestine were stored with the contemporaneous records of past events inscribed on imperishable clay. They further tell us that the kinsfolk and neighbours of the Israelites were already acquainted with alphabetic writing, that the wanderers in the desert and the tribes of Edom were in contact with the cultured scribes and traders of Ma'in [Southern Arabia], and that the 'house of bondage' from which Israel had escaped was a land where the art of writing was blazoned not only on the temples of the gods, but also on the dwellings of the rich and powerful.", Sayce. (See DEBIR; PHOENICIA.)

The "Book of the Dead" was a collection of prayers and formulae, by the use of which the souls of the dead were supposed to attain to rest and peace in the next world. It was composed at various periods from the earliest time to the Persian conquest. It affords an interesting glimpse into the religious life and system of belief among the ancient Egyptians. We learn from it that they believed in the existence of one Supreme Being, the immortality of the soul, judgement after death, and the resurrection of the body. It shows, too, a high state of literary activity in Egypt in the time of Moses. It refers to extensive libraries then existing. That of Ramessium, in Thebes, e.g., built by Rameses II., contained 20,000 books.

When the Hebrews entered Canaan it is evident that the art of writing was known to the original inhabitants, as appears, e.g., from the name of the city Debir having been at first Kirjath-sepher, i.e., the "city of the book," or the "book town" (Josh. 10:38; 15:15; Judg. 1:11).

The first mention of letter-writing is in the time of David (2 Sam. 11:14, 15). Letters are afterwards frequently spoken of (1 Kings 21:8, 9, 11; 2 Kings 10:1, 3, 6, 7; 19:14; 2 Chr. 21:12-15; 30:1, 6-9, etc.).