Complete Definition of "write"

English

rank|merely|struck|man's|650|write|caught|below|window

Etymology
Old English writan|wrītan, from Proto-Germanic *writanan, possibly from rītsan, rīzan, meaning to scratch or mark. Cognate with Dutch rijten, German ritzen.

Pronunciation
UK & US: AHD|rīt, IPA|/ɹaɪt/, SAMPA|/raIt/
audio|en-us-write.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes:English:-aɪt|Rhymes: -aɪt

Homophones
right, rite, wright

Verb
en-verb|writes|writing|wrote or archaic, writ|written

  1. To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.

#: The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
#: Your son has been writing on the wall.

  1. transitive To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).

#: My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.

  1. context|transitive|US To send a letter to.

#: Please write me when you get there.

  1. transitive Show facts, to make things clear.

#: The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.

  1. intransitive To form letters, etc., in order to communicate.
  2. intransitive To be an author.

#: I write for a living.

  1. context|intransitive|computing record data by a machine, especially for spindols.

#: The write speed of the disk is usually lower than the read speed.

Synonyms
(send a letter to): write to (British)

Derived terms
top3
overwrite
rewrite
underwrite
write-in
mid3
write in
write-off
write off<!--verb-->
write out
mid3
writer
write up<!--verb-->
write-up<!--noun-->
writing

Translations
trans-top|to form letters, etc.
Albanian: t-|sq|shkruan|xs=Albanian
Arabic: ARchar|Ùتب|ÙÙتÙب٠(kátaba)
Basque: idatzi
Breton: skriva
Catalan: escriure
Cebuano: sulat
Chinese: 寫, å (xiÄ)
Croatian: t-|hr|pisati
Czech: t-|cs|psát
Danish: t-|da|skrive
Dutch: t+|nl|schrijven
Esperanto: t+|eo|skribi|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t-|et|kirjutama
Ewe: ÅlÉ
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
French: t+|fr|écrire
German: t+|de|schreiben
Greek: t+|el|γÏάÏÏ|sc=Grek (gráfo)
Hebrew: ××ת×× (lihtov)
Hungarian: t+|hu|ír
Icelandic: t+|is|skrifa
Ido: skribar
Irish: t-|ga|scríobh|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|scrivere
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸ã (ãã, kaku)
Korean: ì°ë¤ (sseuda:ko:ì°ë¤|^)
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙسÛÙ
Latin: t-|la|scribere
Latvian: rakstīt
Norwegian: t+|no|skrive
Polish: pisaÄ impf., napisaÄ pf.
Portuguese: t+|pt|escrever
Romanian: t+|ro|scrie
Russian: пиÑаÑÑ (pisátâ)
Slovak: písať
Slovene: t-|sl|pisati
Spanish: t+|es|escribir
Swahili: t-|sw|kuandika|xs=Swahili
Swedish: t+|sv|skriva
Tagalog: sumulat, isulat
Telugu: à°µà±à°°à°¾à°¯à± రాయౠ(raayu) (1), à°°à°à°¿à°à°à± (rachiMchu) (2)
Turkish: t+|tr|yazmak
Vietnamese: t+|vi|viết|xs=Vietnamese
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trans-top|to be the author of
Arabic: ARchar|Ùتب|ÙÙتÙب٠(kátaba)
Czech: t-|cs|psát
Danish: skrive, digte, forfatte (usually not used)
Dutch: t+|nl|schrijven
Esperanto: t-|eo|verki|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t-|et|kirjutama
Ewe: ÅlÉ
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
French: t+|fr|écrire, t+|fr|rédiger
German: schreiben, verfassen, texten, dichten
Hebrew: ××ת×× (lihtov), ×××ר (lehaber)
Icelandic: t+|is|rithöfundur
Irish: t-|ga|scríobh|xs=Irish
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸ã (ãã, kaku)
Portuguese: t+|pt|escrever
Russian: пиÑаÑÑ (pisátâ)
Swedish: t+|sv|skriva
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trans-top|to send a letter to
Arabic: ARchar|Ùتب|ÙÙتÙب٠(kátaba)
Czech: t-|cs|napsat
Danish: t-|da|skrive
Dutch: schrijven (naar)
Esperanto: skribi al
Estonian: t-|et|kirjutama
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
French: écrire à#French|à
German: t+|de|schreiben
Greek: t+|el|γÏάÏÏ|sc=Grek (gráfo) (+ Ïε)
Hebrew: ××ת×× × (lihtov l)
Icelandic: t+|is|skrifa|alt=skrifa utan á bréf
Irish: scríobh chuig
Italian: scrivere a#Italian|a
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸ã (ãã, kaku)
Portuguese: t+|pt|escrever
Russian: напиÑаÑÑ (napisátâ)
Spanish: escribir a
Swedish: skriva (till)
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trans-top|to show facts
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸ã (ãã, kaku), 示ã (shimesu)
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trans-top|to form letters, etc.
Czech: t-|cs|psát
Dutch: schrijven, pennen
Esperanto: t+|eo|skribi|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t-|et|kirjutama
Ewe: ÅlÉ
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
French: t+|fr|écrire
German: t+|de|schreiben
Hebrew: ××ת×× (lihtov)
Icelandic: t+|is|skrifa
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸ã (ãã, kaku), ããããã (shitatameru)
Portuguese: t+|pt|escrever
Russian: напиÑаÑÑ (napisátâ)
Swedish: t+|sv|skriva
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trans-top|to be an author
Czech: t-|cs|psát
Dutch: t+|nl|schrijven
Esperanto: t-|eo|verki|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: kirjanik olema (belles-lettres); literaat olema
Ewe: ÅlÉ
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
French: t+|fr|écrire
German: schreiben, texten, dichten
Hebrew: ××ת×× (lihtov)
Icelandic: t+|is|rithöfundur
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸ã (ãã, kaku)
Portuguese: t+|pt|escrever
Russian: пиÑаÑÑ (pisátâ)
Swedish: skriva, författa (works of fiction)
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trans-top|to record data
Czech: t-|cs|zapisovat
Finnish: t+|fi|kirjoittaa
Icelandic: t+|is|skrifa|alt=skrifa ~ hér sér
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¸è¾¼ã (ãããã, kakikomu)
Portuguese: t+|pt|escrever
Spanish: t+|es|anotar, t+|es|apuntar
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Guaraní: ai (h-) (1)
ttbc|Indonesian: tulis
ttbc|Interlingua: scriber (1, 2)
ttbc|Korean: ì°ë¤ (sseuda:ko:ì°ë¤|^), Hanja: í기íë¤ (pilgihada:ko:í기íë¤|^)
ttbc|Welsh: ysgrifennu
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References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

Category:100 English basic words
Category:Communication
Category:English irregular verbs

de:write
et:write
el:write
es:write
fr:write
gl:write
ko:write
hi:write
io:write
id:write
it:write
kk:write
ku:write
hu:write
ja:write
pl:write
pt:write
ro:write
simple:write
fi:write
ta:write
te:write
vi:write
tr:write
uk:write
zh:write

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