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English Dictionary: write by the DICT Development Group
4 results for write
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
    Synonym(s): write, compose, pen, indite
  2. communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
  3. have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"
    Synonym(s): publish, write
  4. communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
    Synonym(s): write, drop a line
  5. communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
  6. write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
    Synonym(s): compose, write
  7. mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
  8. record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
    Synonym(s): write, save
  9. write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
    Synonym(s): spell, write
  10. create code, write a computer program; "She writes code faster than anybody else"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Write \Write\, v. t. [imp. {Wrote}; p. p. {Written}; Archaic
      imp. & p. p. {Writ}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writing}.] [OE. writen,
      AS. wr[c6]tan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS.
      wr[c6]tan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to
      rend, G. reissen, OHG. r[c6]zan, Icel. r[c6]ta to write,
      Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. {Race} tribe,
      1. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance
            of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable
            instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to
            write figures.
      2. To set down for reading; to express in legible or
            intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed;
            to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to
            set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.
                     Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to
                     one she loves.                                    --Shak.
                     I chose to write the thing I durst not speak To her
                     I loved.                                             --Prior.
      3. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.
                     I purpose to write the history of England from the
                     accession of King James the Second down to a time
                     within the memory of men still living. --Macaulay.
      4. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth
            written on the heart.
      5. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own
            written testimony; -- often used reflexively.
                     He who writes himself by his own inscription is like
                     an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless
                     picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell
                     passengers what shape it is, which else no man could
                     imagine.                                             --Milton.
      {To write to}, to communicate by a written document to.
      {Written laws}, laws deriving their force from express
            legislative enactment, as contradistinguished from
            unwritten, or common, law. See the Note under {Law}, and
            {Common law}, under {Common}, a.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Write \Write\, v. i.
      1. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative
            of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by
            written signs. --Chaucer.
                     So it stead you, I will write, Please you command.
      2. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying,
            or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he
            writes in one of the public offices.
      3. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written
            words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books;
            to compose.
                     They can write up to the dignity and character of
                     the authors.                                       --Felton.
      4. To compose or send letters.
                     He wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm
                     up into Jewry concerning their freedom. --1 Esdras
                                                                              iv. 49.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {Unix}'s simple {talk} command and {protocol}.
      write has been largely superseded by {talk} and then {irc}.
      An enhancement, {RWP}, has been proposed.
      2. A simple {text editor} for {Windows}.
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