Definition of writing
2 : something written: such asa : letters or characters that serve as visible signs of ideas, words, or symbolsb : a letter, note, or notice used to communicate or recordc : a written compositiond : inscription
3 : a style or form of composition
4 : the occupation of a writer; especially : the profession of authorship
writing on the wall
: an omen or sign of one's unpleasant fate <No one told him he was going to be fired, but he could see the writing on the wall.>
Examples of writing in a sentence
Writing usually isn't a lucrative career, but it has been very fulfilling for me.
He teaches creative writing at the university.
Few people nowadays care about the art of letter writing.
The novel's plot is okay, but the writing is horrible.
I asked a friend to critique my writing.
Her essay was a wonderful piece of writing.
She has a unique writing style.
Much of the best Japanese writing has not been translated into English.
the writings of Benjamin Franklin
a book of selected writings on moral philosophy
First Known Use of writing
WRITING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of writing for English Language Learners
: the activity or work of writing books, poems, stories, etc.
: the way that you use written words to express your ideas or opinions
: books, poems, essays, letters, etc.
WRITING Defined for Kids
Definition of writing for Students
1 : the act of a person who writes
2 : handwriting <I can't read his writing.>
3 : something (as a letter or book) that is written
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