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Standard Definition

[v] record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
[v] communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
[v] communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
[v] communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
[v] mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"
[v] produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
[v] 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"
[v] write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
[v] have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"


compose - (2 syllables), indite - (2 syllables), pen - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Write\, v. t. [imp. {Wrote}; p. p. {Written}; Archaic imp. & p. p. {Writ}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writing}.] [OE. writen, AS. wr[=i]tan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS. wr[=i]tan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. r[=i]zan, Icel. r[=i]ta to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. {Race} tribe, lineage.]
1. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures.
2. To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter. Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to one she loves. --Shak. I chose to write the thing I durst not speak To her I loved. --Prior.
3. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author. I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time within the memory of men still living. --Macaulay.
4. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.
5. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively. He who writes himself by his own inscription is like an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell passengers what shape it is, which else no man could imagine. --Milton. {To write to}, to communicate by a written document to. {Written laws}, laws deriving their force from express legislative enactment, as contradistinguished from unwritten, or common, law. See the Note under {Law}, and {Common law}, under {Common}, a.
\Write\, v. i.
1. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs. --Chaucer. So it stead you, I will write, Please you command. --Shak.
2. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices.
3. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose. They can write up to the dignity and character of the authors. --Felton.
4. To compose or send letters. He wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm up into Jewry concerning their freedom. --1 Esdras iv. 49.