|1.||To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; |
|2.||To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; |
|3.||Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.|
|4.||To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; |
|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.
|v. i.||1.||To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.|
|2.||To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; |
|3.||To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.|
|4.||To compose or send letters.|
|Verb||1.||write - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"|
|2.||write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"|
|3.||write - have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"|
|4.||write - communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"|
Synonyms: drop a line
|5.||write - communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"|
|6.||write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"|
|7.||write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"|
|8.||write - record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"|
|9.||write - 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"|
|1.||(chat)||write - Unix's simple talk command and protocol.
write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.|
An enhancement, RWP, has been proposed.
|2.||(tool)||write - A simple text editor for Windows.|