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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 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 for a living.
  1. (context, intransitive, computing) record data by a machine, especially for spindols.
The speed of the disk is usually lower than the read speed.
Etymology: Old English writan, wrÄtan, from Proto-Germanic
  • writanan, possibly from rÄtsan, rÄzan, meaning to scratch or mark. Cognate with Dutch rijten, German ritzen.



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