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writ·er

 (rī′tər)
n.
One who writes, especially as an occupation.

writer

(ˈraɪtə)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a person who writes books, articles, etc, esp as an occupation
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the person who has written something specified
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who is able to write or write well
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a scribe or clerk
5. (Music, other) a composer of music
6. (Law) Scot a legal practitioner, such as a notary or solicitor
7. (Law) Writer to the Signet (in Scotland) a member of an ancient society of solicitors, now having the exclusive privilege of preparing crown writs

writ•er

(ˈraɪ tər)

n.
1. a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., esp. as an occupation or profession.
2. a person who commits thoughts to writing: an expert letter writer.
3. someone who sells stock options.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
communicator - a person who communicates with others
abstracter, abstractor - one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
alliterator - a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration
authoress - a woman author
biographer - someone who writes an account of a person's life
coauthor, joint author - a writer who collaborates with others in writing something
commentator, reviewer - a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
compiler - a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
contributor - a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book
cyberpunk - a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology
drafter - a writer of a draft
dramatist, playwright - someone who writes plays
essayist, litterateur - a writer of literary works
folk writer - a writer of folktales
framer - someone who writes a new law or plan; "the framers of the Constitution"
gagster, gagwriter, gagman - someone who writes comic material for public performers
ghostwriter, ghost - a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
Gothic romancer - a writer of Gothic romances
hack writer, literary hack, hack - a mediocre and disdained writer
journalist - a writer for newspapers and magazines
librettist - author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta
lyricist, lyrist - a person who writes the words for songs
novelist - one who writes novels
pamphleteer - a writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues)
paragrapher - a writer of paragraphs (as for publication on the editorial page of a newspaper)
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
polemic, polemicist, polemist - a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
poetiser, poetizer, rhymer, rhymester, versifier - a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
scenarist - a writer of screenplays
scriptwriter - someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas
space writer - a writer paid by the area of the copy
speechwriter - a writer who composes speeches for others to deliver
tragedian - a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies
wordmonger - a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning
word-painter - a writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power
wordsmith - a fluent and prolific writer
2.writer - a person who is able to write and has written something
diarist, diary keeper, journalist - someone who keeps a diary or journal
literate, literate person - a person who can read and write
scrawler, scribbler - a writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read
good speller, poor speller, speller - someone who spells words
transcriber - someone who makes a written version of spoken material
transcriber - someone who rewrites in a different script

writer

noun author, novelist, hack, columnist, scribbler, scribe, essayist, penman, wordsmith, man of letters, penpusher, littérateur, penny-a-liner (rare) detective stories by American writers
Quotations
"The wise writer ... writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward" [F. Scott Fitzgerald Some Sort of Epic Grandeur]
"Some editors are failed writers - but so are most writers" [T.S. Eliot]
"Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders" [Walter Bagehot Estimates of some Englishmen and Scotchmen]
see diarists, dramatists, novelists, poets

Writers

Children's writers  Louisa May Alcott (U.S.), Hans Christian Andersen (Danish), Lynn Reid Banks (English), J(ames) M(atthew) Barrie (Scottish), Judy Blume (U.S.), Enid (Mary) Blyton (English), Elinor M(ary) Brent-Dyer (English), Lewis Carroll (English), Babette Cole (British), Eoin Colfer (Irish), Susan Coolidge (U.S.), Karen Cushman (U.S.), Roald Dahl (British), Anne Digby (English), Dr Seuss (U.S.), Ann Fine (English), Kenneth Grahame (Scottish), Laura Ingalls Wilder (U.S.), Mike Inkpen (English), Robin Jarvis (English), Diana Wynne Jones (Welsh), C(live) S(taples) Lewis (English), A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (English), Michael Morpurgo (English), Jill Murphy (English), E(dith) Nesbit (English), Terry Pratchett (English), Philip Pullman (English), Chris Riddell (English), J K Rowling (British), Louis Sachar (U.S.), Dick King Smith (English), Paul Stewart (English), Noel Streatfield (English), Jacqueline Wilson (English)
Short story writers  Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian), Jorge Luis Borges (Argentinian), Stephen Crane (U.S), Arthur Conan Doyle (British), Joel Chandler Harris (U.S.), Nathaniel Hawthorne (U.S.), Washington Irving (U.S.), Carson McCullers (U.S.), Katherine Mansfield (N.Z.-British), Herman Melville (U.S.), W(illiam) Somerset Maugham (English), (Henri René Albert) Guy de Maupassant (French), H(ector) H(ugh) Munro (Scottish), O. Henry (U.S.), Dorothy Parker (U.S.), Edgar Allan Poe (U.S.)
Non-fiction writers  Joseph Addison (English), Aesop (Greek), Roger Ascham (English), James Boswell (Scottish), John Bunyan (English), Edmund Burke (British), Jane Welsh Carlyle (Scottish), Thomas Carlyle (Scottish), William Godwin (English), Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman), William Cobbett (English), Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch), Edward Gibbon (English), William Hazlitt (English), R.H. Hutton (English), Thomas Jefferson (U.S.), Jerome K(lapka) Jerome (English), Samuel Johnson (English), Margery Kempe (English), Lord Chesterfield (English), John Lyly (English), Thomas Malory (English), Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (French), Tom Paine (English-U.S.), Samuel Pepys (English), François Rabelais (French), John Ruskin (English), Richard Steele (English), Leslie Stephen (English), Thomas Traherne (English), Izaac Walton (English), Mary Wollstonecraft (English)
Translations
كَاتِبكاتِب
spisovatel
forfatter
kirjailijakirjoittaja
pisacspisateljspisateljica
író
rithöfundur
作家
저자
pisateľ
pisateljpisecpisateljica
författare
นักเขียน
nhà văn

writer

[ˈraɪtəʳ] N [of letter, report] → escritor(a) m/f; (as profession) → escritor(a) m/f, autor(a) m/f
a writer of detective storiesun escritor or autor de novelas policíacas
to be a good writer (handwriting) → tener buena letra; (content) → escribir bien, ser buen escritor/a
to be a poor writer (handwriting) → tener mala letra
writer's crampcalambre m de los escribientes

writer

[ˈraɪtər] nécrivain m
She's a writer → Elle est écrivain.write-up [ˈraɪtʌp] n (= review) → critique f

writer

nSchreiber(in) m(f); (of scenario, report etc also)Autor(in) m(f); (of TV commercials, subtitles)Texter(in) m(f); (of music)Komponist(in) m(f); (as profession) → Schriftsteller(in) m(f); the (present) writerder Schreiber (dieser Zeilen/dieses Artikels etc); he’s a very poor writerer schreibt sehr schlecht; (= correspondent)er ist kein großer Briefschreiber

writer

[ˈraɪtəʳ] n (of letter, report) → autore/trice; (as profession) → scrittore/trice
to be a good/poor writer → scrivere/non scrivere bene
he's a thriller writer → è un autore di gialli
he's a writer of novels → è un romanziere
writer's cramp → crampo dello scrivano

write

(rait) past tense wrote (rout) : past participle written (ˈritn) verb
1. to draw (letters or other forms of script) on a surface, especially with a pen or pencil on paper. They wrote their names on a sheet of paper; The child has learned to read and write; Please write in ink.
2. to compose the text of (a book, poem etc). She wrote a book on prehistoric monsters.
3. to compose a letter (and send it). He has written a letter to me about this matter; I'll write you a long letter about my holiday; I wrote to you last week.
ˈwriter noun
a person who writes, especially for a living. Dickens was a famous English writer; the writer of this letter.
ˈwriting noun
letters or other forms of script giving the written form of (a) language. the Chinese form of writing; I can't read your writing.
ˈwritings noun plural
the collected books, poems, correspondence etc of a particular (usually famous) person. the writings of Plato.
written (ˈritn) adjective
in writing. a written message.
ˈwriting-paper noun
paper for writing letters etc on. writing-paper and envelopes.
write down
to record in writing. She wrote down every word he said.
write out
to copy or record in writing. Write this exercise out in your neatest handwriting.

writer

كَاتِب spisovatel forfatter Schriftsteller συγγραφέας escritor kirjailija écrivain pisac scrittore 作家 저자 schrijver forfatter pisarz escritor писатель författare นักเขียน yazar nhà văn 作者
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THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
The color of the Indian, the writer believes, is peculiar to himself, and while his cheek-bones have a very striking indication of a Tartar origin, his eyes have not.
For various reasons, however, and from impressions often too vaguely founded to be put on paper, the writer cherishes the belief that many, if not most, of the successive proprietors of this estate were troubled with doubts as to their moral right to hold it.
At all events, I, the present writer, as their representative, hereby take shame upon myself for their sakes, and pray that any curse incurred by them -- as I have heard, and as the dreary and unprosperous condition of the race, for many a long year back, would argue to exist -- may be now and henceforth removed.
In judging of that tempestuous wind called Euroclydon, says an old writer --of whose works I possess the only copy extant -- it maketh a marvellous difference, whether thou lookest out at it from a glass window where the frost is all on the outside, or whether thou observest it from that sashless window, where the frost is on both sides, and of which the wight Death is the only glazier.
I'd do it all the same to the writer of that ar paper, if he was here," said the long man, coolly resuming his old employment of cutting tobacco.
The telegraph, the telephone, the phonograph, the type- writer, the sewing-machine, and all the thousand will- ing and handy servants of steam and electricity were working their way into favor.
Harris said that if the best writer in the world once got the slovenly habit of doubling up his "haves" he could never get rid of it while he lived.
If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
I ain't sure but she's goin' to turn out somethin' remarkable,--a singer, or a writer, or a lady doctor like that Miss Parks up to Cornish.
In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti- slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
There were not merely no grammatical errors, but as a composition it would not have disgraced a gentleman; the language, though plain, was strong and unaffected, and the sentiments it conveyed very much to the credit of the writer.