|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|
"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|
"Write her soon, please!"
|5.||[ verb ] communicate by letter|
"He wrote that he would be coming soon"
|Related terms:||communicate writer|
|6.||[ verb ] (music) write music|
"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)|
"He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
|Related terms:||hyphenate spelling|