1. [ verb ] (writing) produce a literary work
Synonyms: compose pen indite

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

Related terms: create_verbally write_on draft adapt reference write_out write_off dramatize draw author profile lyric script dash_off write_copy annotate paragraph versify paragraph write_out publish writing pen spell
2. [ verb ] (writing) communicate or express by writing

"Please write to me every week"

Related terms: communicate sign write_down rewrite write_out type jot_down scribble encode write_up handwrite write_in dot style apostrophize
3. [ verb ] (writing) have (one's written work) issued for publication
Synonyms: publish

"How many books did Georges Simenon write?"'She published 25 books during her long career"

Related terms: create_verbally writer
4. [ verb ] (writing) communicate (with) in writing
Synonyms: drop_a_line

"Write her soon, please!"

Related terms: correspond
5. [ verb ] communicate by letter

"He wrote that he would be coming soon"

Related terms: communicate writer
6. [ verb ] (music) write music
Synonyms: compose

"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

Related terms: make arrange score set_to_music melodize instrument harmonize counterpoint music composer composing
7. [ verb ] mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"

Related terms: trace copy scribble print superscribe stenograph superscribe letter print calligraph capitalize cross writer
8. [ verb ] (computer science) record data on a computer

"boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

Related terms: record overwrite computer_science
9. [ verb ] write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
Synonyms: spell

"He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

Related terms: hyphenate spelling
Similar spelling:   writ