writer

noun
writ·​er | \ˈrī-tər \

Definition of writer 

: one that writes: such as

a : author

b : one who writes stock options

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Synonyms & Antonyms for writer

Synonyms

author, litterateur (or littérateur), pen, penman, scribe, scrivener

Antonyms

nonauthor

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Examples of writer in a Sentence

She is my favorite French writer. He's a writer of horror stories. a course on 19th-century writers The magazine is looking for freelance writers. The writer of the best essay will win a prize. They identified the writer of the mysterious letter.
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This book touched me on a deeply personal level, as a young writer who moved to New York fresh out of a relationship that took a ton out of me, emotionally. Marie Claire, "These Are the Best Books of 2018, According to Our Editors," 15 Oct. 2018 Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong Tinashe is a triple threat as a writer, singer, and dancer. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Dancing with the Stars' Just Announced the Cast for Season 27 and We Can't Wait to Watch," 12 Sep. 2018 While this may seem dramatic, as a beauty writer I’m bombarded on a daily basis with products marketed to give or maintain a youthful look. Amanda Etkind, Allure, "My Hair Started Going Gray When I Was Just 20 — and I'm Totally Embracing It," 6 Sep. 2018 As a columnist for them., author Jacob Tobia has gifted us juicy snippets of what life is like for them as a nonbinary writer and performer. Tyler Ford, Teen Vogue, "Jacob Tobia on Their Forthcoming "Coming-of-Gender" Memoir Titled Sissy," 29 Aug. 2018 Whedon will serve as writer, director, exec producer and showrunner on The Nevers. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Joss Whedon Sci-Fi Drama Ordered Straight to Series at HBO," 13 July 2018 Sadly, Rae isn't equal to the task of releasing the full power in this material as either a writer or performer. Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader, "Savanna Rae celebrates the badass women of Irish folklore in Daughters of Ire," 13 July 2018 Associated Press writer Kevin Freking in Washington contributed to this report. Washington Post, "Trump stands by ‘culture’ criticism of European immigration," 13 July 2018 In his absurdist comedy Sorry to Bother You, which makes its nationwide debut today, writer-director Boots Riley turns the Bay Area into an eerie labyrinth. Max Cea, Billboard, "'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley on Working With Tune-Yards and Breaking the Rules of Soundtracks," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of writer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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writer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of writer

: someone whose work is to write books, poems, stories, etc.

: someone who has written something

writer

noun
writ·​er | \ˈrī-tər \

Kids Definition of writer

: a person who writes especially as a business or occupation

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