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author

noun au·thor \ ˈȯ-thər \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018
1 : the writer of a literary work (such as a book)
  • a famous author
2 a : one that originates or creates something : source
  • software authors
  • film authors
  • the author of this crime
b capitalized : god 1

authorial

play \ȯ-ˈthȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of author in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of author

Middle English auctour, from Anglo-French auctor, autor, from Latin auctor promoter, originator, author, from augēre to increase — more at eke

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author

verb
authored; authoring; authors
: to be the author of : write
  • a writer who has authored several best sellers

Examples of author in a Sentence

  1. authored a new biography of Thomas Jefferson

Recent Examples of author from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of author


AUTHOR Defined for English Language Learners

author

  • : 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)


author

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


AUTHOR Defined for Kids

author

noun au·thor \ ˈȯ-thər \
: a person who writes something (as a novel)


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