verb (writes, writing, wrote or archaic, writ, written)
- To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
Etymology: Old English writan, wrÄtan, from Proto-Germanic , possibly from rÄtsan, rÄzan, meaning to scratch or mark. Cognate with Dutch rijten, German ritzen.
- The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
- Your son has been writing on the wall.
- (transitive) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
- My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
- (context, transitive, US) To send a letter to.
- Please me when you get there.
- (transitive) Show facts, to make things clear.
- The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
- (intransitive) To form letters, etc., in order to communicate.
- (intransitive) To be an author.
- I for a living.
- (context, intransitive, computing) record data by a machine, especially for spindols.
- The speed of the disk is usually lower than the read speed.
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