write Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb produce a literary work
pen; compose; indite.
- She composed a poem
- He wrote four novels
verb communicate or express by writing
- Please write to me every week
verb have (one's written work) issued for publication
- How many books did Georges Simenon write?
- She published 25 books during her long career
verb communicate (with) in writing
drop a line.
- Write her soon, please!
verb communicate by letter
- He wrote that he would be coming soon
verb write music
- Beethoven composed nine symphonies
verb mark or trace on a surface
- The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper
- Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet
verb record data on a computer
- boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk
verb 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
verb create code, write a computer program
- She writes code faster than anybody else
Write transitive verb
To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to. writethe characters called letters; to writefigures
To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter. writea deed; to writea bill of divorcement
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.
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.
To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth. writtenon the heart
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.
Write intransitive verb
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. Shak.
To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he. writesin one of the public offices
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.
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.