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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The writers are interested in the prospect, of course. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The Orville blends science fiction and science fact into a winning mix," 29 Dec. 2018 One business writer has said that being the CEO of the company today is the closest thing to being king of your own country. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "CEOs have never been more idolized. 5 experts explain why that’s a problem.," 29 Nov. 2018 Wendig suggested that Sykes might be the killer himself, and the two writers walked through the story together. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "In You Might Be the Killer, a Twitter thread expands into a horror-comedy — barely," 5 Oct. 2018 Disclaimer: The writer was invited by Radisson for a one-night stay at the Strand Stockholm hotel. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "At revamped 1920s hotel, Scandi cool meets Japanese craft," 28 Sep. 2018 In addition to the murals and video, Gucci also tapped into a major component of the Gen Z DNA—zines!—for activists, artists, and writers to speak about gender equality and self-expression. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Gucci Wants Gen Z to Feel Seen Through Art and, Yes, Zines," 30 Jan. 2019 The show's 1950s world, composed of confectionary colors, a quick-witted heroine, and compulsively low stakes, does not seem like that of two brazen contemporary writers. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 9 Dec. 2018 Plus, as Theo is reported to take on Andy’s similar stubborn and quick-witted attitude—and with many of the same writers and producers on board—this latest installment will likely bear a familiar resemblance to the award-winning original. Megan Stein, Country Living, "The 'NYPD Blue' Reboot Is Killing Off a Major Character When It Returns," 18 Oct. 2018 Email, by contrast, can feel healthy, says Robin Sloan, a writer who started an email newsletter—like a blog delivered to the inbox—almost 10 years ago. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The Hot New Channel for Reaching Real People: Email," 19 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 \

Kids Definition of writer

: a person who writes especially as a business or occupation

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