An example of write is to form the letters A, B and C with a crayon on a piece of paper.
An example of write is to create a novel.
Please write while you are away.
She wrote for most of her adult life.
To write three pages.
It was written that the empire would fall.
He wrote that he would be late.
People who cannot read or write.
Words written alike are often pronounced differently.
Write her before you go.
He writes himself “Judge”
Greed was written on his face.
Write a file to a disc.
To write legibly, a pen that writes scratchily.
The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
Your son has been writing on the wall.
My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
(UK) Please write to me when you get there.
(US) Please write me when you get there.
The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
I write for a living.
The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.
I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test.
Truth written on the heart.
- To set one's own terms or course of action entirely according to one's own needs or wishes:.An open-ended and generous scholarship that lets recipients write their own ticket.
- To be the preeminent practitioner of or expert in (something).
- Signified, expressed, or embodied in a greater or more prominent magnitude or degree:.
- To put into written form; write a record of.
- To disparage or depreciate in writing.
- To write in a pointedly simple style, as for readers considered to be less cultivated than the writer.
- To reduce the book value of (an asset).
- To vote for (someone not officially on a ballot) by inserting that person's name on the ballot.
- To add (a character or role) to (a script, plotline, etc.).
- To cancel or remove from accounts (bad debts, claims, etc.).
- To drop from consideration.
- To put into writing.
- To write in full.
- To exhaust (oneself) of ideas by writing prolifically.
- To remove (a character or role) from (a script, plotline, etc.).
- To write a record or account of.
- To complete in writing.
- To praise in writing.
- To write a report on (a person or group), as for an infraction.
- To increase the book value of (an asset).
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of write
- Middle English writen from Old English wrītan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English writen, from Old English wrÄ«tan (“to incise, engrave, write, draw, bestow by writing"), from Proto-Germanic *wrÄ«tanÄ… (“to carve, write"), from Proto-Indo-European *wrey- (“to rip, tear"). Cognate with West Frisian write (“to wear by rubbing, rip, tear"), Dutch wrijten (“to argue, quarrel"), Dutch rijten (“to rip, tear"), Low German wrieten, rieten (“to tear, split"), German reiÃŸen (“to tear, rip"), Swedish rita (“to draw, design, delineate, model"), Icelandic rÃta (“to cut, scratch, write"), German ritzen (“to carve, scratch").