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Definition of "writing" []

  • The act of one who writes. (noun)
  • Written form: Put it in writing. (noun)
  • Handwriting; penmanship. (noun)
  • Something written, especially: (noun)
  • Meaningful letters or characters that constitute readable matter. (noun)
  • A group of letters or symbols written or marked on a surface as a means of communicating ideas by making each symbol stand for an idea, concept, or thing, by using each symbol to represent a set of sounds grouped into syllables (syllabic writing), or by regarding each symbol as corresponding roughly or exactly to each of the sounds in the language (alphabetic writing) (noun)

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.

  • Anything expressed in letters, esp a literary composition (noun)
  • The work of a writer (noun)
  • Literary style, art, or practice (noun)
  • Written form (noun)
  • Related to or used in writing (noun)

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Use "writing" in a sentence
  • "If you're writing nonfiction or memoir or something where craft is second to the information or story being conveyed then by all means have the actual *writing* part tightened up by a professional."
  • "We take this opportunity of again begging correspondents who write to us on several subjects to oblige us by writing on separate papers; and_ (_which does not refer to_ A. L.) _by writing_ plainly, _more particularly_ proper names _and_ quotations."
  • "I then showed it to the best experts in handwriting attached to the office, and called on outsiders to test their skill; but what the writing meant, _if it was writing_, was a conundrum that we all gave up."