writer

noun
writ·​er | \ ˈrī-tər How to pronounce writer (audio) \

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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Emma Goldberg is a writer whose work has been published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Economist, ELLE, and the LA Review of Books, among other places. Emma Goldberg, Glamour, "A Penny for Her Thoughts? Women in the Gig Economy Struggle to Get Paid," 16 Apr. 2019 Advertising ___ Associated Press writer Isabel DeBre contributed reporting from Jerusalem. Fares Akram, The Seattle Times, "Rockets from Gaza Strip hit Israel; 4 die at border protest," 31 Mar. 2019 But the writers need to keep that focus on the right place, spending more time letting the audience fall in love with the titular Runaways and their relationships with each other. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Season 2 of Runaways forges a bold new path — eventually," 21 Dec. 2018 Hardsuit’s even brought back Brian Mitsoda, writer and designer on the first Bloodlines, as lead narrative designer for Bloodlines 2. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "15 years later, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is finally happening," 21 Mar. 2019 The new owner, a film and television writer from San Francisco, recently bought the house a few months earlier for $3.9 million and has the intent to invest through renting, starting at a price of $30,000 a month. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Rent Paris Hilton's Former Party Pad for a Cool $30,000 a Month," 21 Mar. 2019 The writer-director of Sound of My Voice and The East—and most recently, The OA(on Netflix)—has never been one for easy resolutions. Vogue, "If You Loved The OA, You'll Love Vince's New Film for Spring ’19," 5 Feb. 2019 With Roma, Cuarón also tied a record for the most individual nominations for a single film, because he was recognized as producer, director, writer, and cinematographer. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About Roma Before it Sweeps the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 Variety reports that Tim Federle will be the official series' writer and executive producer. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Everything You Need To Know About Disney's New Streaming Service," 3 Jan. 2019

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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 How to pronounce writer (audio) \

Kids Definition of writer

: a person who writes especially as a business or occupation

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