Definition of "write" [write]

  • (verb-transitive) To form (letters, words, or symbols) on a surface such as paper with an instrument such as a pen.
  • (verb-transitive) To spell: How do you write your name?
  • (verb-transitive) To form (letters or words) in cursive style.
  • (verb-transitive) To compose and set down, especially in literary or musical form: write a poem; write a prelude.
  • (verb-transitive) To draw up in legal form; draft: write a will.
  • (verb) to draw or mark (symbols, words, etc) on a surface, usually paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument
  • (verb) 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

Use "write" in a sentence

  • "Based on my experience, I think blogging a story is a great way to discover what you want to write about in the actual manuscript, but not a great way to *write* a manuscript."
  • "+May write, can write, must write, might write, could write, would write+, and +should write+ may each be resolved into an asserting word and an infinitive."
  • "Then, after dinner, when the lamps were lit, and Mrs. Ukridge petted Edwin and sewed, and Ukridge smoked cigars and incited the gramophone to murder "Mumbling Mose," I would steal away to my bedroom and write -- and write -- and _write_ -- and go on writing till my fingers were numb and my eyes refused to do their duty."

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