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. See More
Recent Examples on the WebOften, your excellent questions inspire us to write full-length articles.—Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 At the time, both sketch comedy stars worked for Comedy Central — Peretti was writing for and acting in Kroll Show, while Peele was writing for Kroll Show as well as writing for and starring in Key & Peele.—Emily St. Martin, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Developed and written by Steven Knight, the four-episode limited series is based on Anthony Doerr’s eponymous Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two teenagers during World War II.—Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 The streamer also plans to donate a portion of the DVDs to organizations focused on film and media, such as New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts library, wrote a Netflix spokesperson.—Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 9 Sep. 2023 Author Charlie Higson had been authorized by Ian Fleming Publications, who own the rights to the James Bond franchise, to write a new book to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation.—Alexander Hall, Fox News, 9 Sep. 2023 Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.—Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 9 Sep. 2023 Of the injured, the ministry wrote, 721 were in critical condition.—Sam Metz and Mosa'ab Eishamy, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2023 Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.—Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2023 See More
These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'write.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.
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