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1author

noun au·thor \ˈ-thər\

: a person who has written something; especially : a person who has written a book or who writes many books

: a person who starts or creates something (such as a plan or idea)

Full Definition of AUTHOR

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a :  one that originates or creates :  source <software authors> <film authors> <the author of this crime>
b capitalized :  god 1
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:  the writer of a literary work (as a book)
au·tho·ri·al \-ˈthr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of AUTHOR

  1. The author of the article didn't check his facts.
  2. I enjoyed the book, but I can't remember the name of the author.
  3. She is the author of a plan for reforming the school system.

Origin of AUTHOR

Middle English auctour, from Anglo-French auctor, autor, from Latin auctor promoter, originator, author, from augēre to increase — more at eke
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2author

verb

: to be the author of (something, such as a book)

Full Definition of AUTHOR

transitive verb
:  to be the author of :  write <has authored several books>

Examples of AUTHOR

  1. <authored a new biography of Thomas Jefferson>

First Known Use of AUTHOR

1596

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody
AUTHOR Defined for Kids

author

noun au·thor \ˈ-thər\

Definition of AUTHOR for Kids

:  a person who writes something (as a novel)

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