Definition of "write" [write]

  • 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-transitive)
  • To draw or mark (symbols, words, etc) on a surface, usually paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument (verb)

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  • 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)

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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."