Simple Definition of write
: to form letters or numbers on a surface with a pen, pencil, etc.
: to create (a book, poem, story, etc.) by writing words on paper, on a computer, etc.
: to produce (a written document, agreement, rule, etc.) by writing
Full Definition of write
1 a : to form (as characters or symbols) on a surface with an instrument (as a pen) b : to form (as words) by inscribing the characters or symbols of on a surface c : to spell in writing <words written alike but pronounced differently> d : to cover, fill, or fill in by writing <wrote ten pages> <write a check>
2 : to set down in writing: as a : draw up, draft <write a will> b (1) : to be the author of : compose <writes poems and essays> (2) : to compose in musical form <write a string quartet> c : to express in literary form <if I could write the beauty of your eyes — Shakespeare> d : to communicate by letter <writes that they are coming> e : to use or exhibit (a specific script, language, or literary form or style) in writing <write Braille> <writes French with ease> f : to write contracts or orders for; especially : underwrite <write life insurance>
3 : to make a permanent impression of
4 : to communicate with in writing <we'll write you when we get there>
6 : to make evident or obvious <guilt written on his face>
7 : to force, effect, introduce, or remove by writing <write oneself into fame and fortune — Charles Lee>
8 : to take part in or bring about (something worth recording)
Examples of write
children learning to read and write
I don't have anything to write with. Could I borrow a pen?
Please write your name at the top of each sheet.
Write the number as a decimal instead of as a fraction.
She wrote “tag sale” on the sign in big letters.
The note was written in blue ink.
I mistakenly wrote her name as “Gene” instead of “Jean.”
She wrote hundreds of poems during her lifetime.
She wrote an essay comparing two poems.
I'm writing an article for the school newspaper.
Origin of write
Middle English, from Old English wrītan to scratch, draw, inscribe; akin to Old High German rīzan to tear and perhaps to Greek rhinē file, rasp
First Known Use: before 12th century
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