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  Definition of write
  1. communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
  2. record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
  3. communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
  4. communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
  5. mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
  6. produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
  7. 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. write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
  9. have (one''s written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"
Similar Words: drop a line, compose, pen, indite, spell, publish

 

See Also: write out, write up

 

Hyponyms: write in, style, apostrophize, apostrophise, encode, code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code, rewrite, sign, subscribe, dot, type, typewrite, handwrite, jot down, jot, scribble, scrabble, write down, set down, get down, put down, write out, issue, make out, cut, write up, overwrite, stenograph, calligraph, cross, superscribe, capitalize, capitalise, letter, print, scrawl, copy, impress, draw, lyric, write on, write of, write about, profile, paragraph, write off, dash off, knock off, toss off, fling off, write copy, dramatize, dramatise, adopt, draft, outline, verse, versify, poetize, poetise, author, annotate, footnote, reference, cite, script, hyphenate, hyphen, counterpoint, set to music, arrange, set, score, melodize, melodise, harmonize, harmonise, instrument, instrumentate

 

Grouped Verbs: drop a line, publish, compose, pen, indite

 

Entailments: spell

 

Derivational Morphology: writer, writing, committal to writing, pen, authorship, composition, penning, author, spelling, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music, composing, composer, publication

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: shkruan   Basque: idatzi  
Breton: skriva   Bulgarian: пиша  
Catalan: escriure   Chinese:  
Croatian: pisati   Danish: skrive  
Dutch: schrijven   Esperanto: skribi and verki  
Estonian: kirjanik olema and kirjutama   Finnish: kirjoittaa  
French: écrire   Georgian: წერა  
German: schreiben   Greek: γράφω  
Hebrew: לכתוב and לכתוב ל   Hungarian: ír  
Icelandic: rithöfundur and skrifa   Ido: skribar  
Irish: scríobh   Italian: scrivere  
Japanese: 書く   Korean: 쓰다  
Latin: scribere   Latvian: rakstīt  
Norwegian: skrive   Polish: pisać  
Portuguese: escrever   Romanian: scrie  
Russian: написать and писать   Slovak: písať  
Slovene: pisati   Spanish: escribir  
Swahili: kuandika   Swedish: skriva  
Tagalog: sumulat   Telugu: వ్రాయు  
Turkish: yazmak   Vietnamese: viết  
Yiddish: שרײַבן  
 
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