Definition of "writable" []

  • Computer Science Capable of recording data. Used of a storage medium: writable compact disks. (adjective)
  • To draw or mark (symbols, words, etc) on a surface, usually paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To describe or record (ideas, experiences, etc) in writing (verb)
  • To compose (a letter) to or correspond regularly with (a person, organization, etc) (verb)
  • To say or communicate by letter (verb)
  • To send a letter to (a person, etc) (verb)
  • To write (words) in cursive as opposed to printed style (verb)
  • To be sufficiently familiar with (a specified style, language, etc) to use it in writing (verb)
  • To be the author or composer of (books, music, etc) (verb)
  • To fill in the details for (a document, form, etc) (verb)
  • To draw up or draft (verb)
  • To produce by writing (verb)
  • To show clearly (verb)
  • To spell, inscribe, or entitle (verb)
  • To ordain or prophesy (verb)
  • To sit (an examination) (verb)
  • To produce writing as specified (verb)
  • To record (data) in a location in a storage device (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "writable" in a sentence
  • "Floppies died because superior portable storage media came out - namely writable CDs."
  • "A Heavy attack will additionally search for several other known vulnerabilities, such as writable anonymous ftp directories or trusted hosts."
  • "You have to make the mount point directory 'writable'."