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writing

 
Noun writing has 5 senses
  1. writing, authorship, composition, penning - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
    --1 is a kind of verbal creation
    --1 has particulars:
     drafting; dramatization, dramatisation; fabrication, fictionalization, fictionalisation; metrification; novelization, novelisation; redaction; lexicography; versification
    Derived form: verb write1
  2. writing, written material, piece of writing - 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"
    --2 is a kind of written communication, written language
    --2 has parts: epilogue, epilog
    --2 has particulars:
     bowdlerization, bowdlerisation; title; cryptogram, cryptograph, secret writing; rewrite, revision, rescript; literary composition, literary work; literature; literature; matter; criticism, literary criticism; section, subdivision; paragraph; diary, journal; inscription, lettering; manuscript, ms; autograph; treatise; adaptation, version; essay; editing, redaction; sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious text; screed; Ayurveda; document, written document, papers; dramatic composition, dramatic work; dithyramb; plagiarism; transcript
  3. writing - (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
    --3 is a kind of
    written communication, written language; oeuvre, work, body of work
    --3 has particulars: patristics, patrology
  4. writing - 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 is a kind of
    written communication, written language
    --4 has particulars:
     orthography, writing system; coding system; capitalization, capitalisation; typing, typewriting; printing; handwriting, hand, script; hieroglyph, hieroglyphic; skywriting; printing, printing process; notation, notational system
  5. writing, committal to writing - the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
    --5 is a kind of activity
    --5 has particulars:
     cryptography, coding, secret writing; handwriting; inscription; notation
    Derived form: verb write2
Verb write has 9 senses
  1. write, compose, pen, indite - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
    --1 is one way to create verbally
    Derived forms: noun writer1, noun writing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue write the movie
  2. write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
    --2 is one way to
    communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun writer2, noun writing5
    Sample sentences:
    They write them the information
    They write the information to them
  3. publish, write - have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"
    --3 is one way to create verbally
    Derived form: noun writer1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he write his major works over a short period of time?
  4. write, drop a line - communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
    --4 is one way to correspond
    Derived form: noun writer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s to somebody
  5. write - communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
    --5 is one way to
    communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived form: noun writer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  6. compose, write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
    --6 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Did he write his major works over a short period of time?
  7. write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
    --7 is one way to
    trace, draw, line, describe, delineate
    Derived form: noun writer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  8. write - record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
    --8 is one way to
    record, tape
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. spell, write - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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