writer

noun writ·er \ ˈrī-tər \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of writer

: one that writes: such as
a : author
b : one who writes stock options

Examples of writer in a Sentence

  1. She is my favorite French writer.

  2. He's a writer of horror stories.

  3. a course on 19th-century writers

  4. The magazine is looking for freelance writers.

  5. The writer of the best essay will win a prize.

  6. They identified the writer of the mysterious letter.

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First Known Use of writer

before 12th century

in the meaning defined above

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WRITER Defined for English Language Learners

writer

Definition of writer for English Language Learners

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

  • : someone who has written something


WRITER Defined for Kids

writer

noun writ·er \ ˈrī-tər \

Definition of writer for Students

: a person who writes especially as a business or occupation


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