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The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
Brooks Adams

Meaning of "author" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AUTHOR

From Old French autor, from Latin auctor author, from augēre to increase.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTHOR

author  [ˈɔːθə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTHOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Author is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb author in English.

WHAT DOES AUTHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

author

Author

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work and can also be described as a writer.

Definition of author in the English dictionary

The first definition of author in the dictionary is a person who composes a book, article, or other written work related adjective auctorial. Other definition of author is a person who writes books as a profession; writer. Author is also the writings of such a person.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AUTHOR

PRESENT

Present
I author
you author
he/she/it authors
we author
you author
they author
Present continuous
I am authoring
you are authoring
he/she/it is authoring
we are authoring
you are authoring
they are authoring
Present perfect
I have authored
you have authored
he/she/it has authored
we have authored
you have authored
they have authored
Present perfect continuous
I have been authoring
you have been authoring
he/she/it has been authoring
we have been authoring
you have been authoring
they have been authoring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I authored
you authored
he/she/it authored
we authored
you authored
they authored
Past continuous
I was authoring
you were authoring
he/she/it was authoring
we were authoring
you were authoring
they were authoring
Past perfect
I had authored
you had authored
he/she/it had authored
we had authored
you had authored
they had authored
Past perfect continuous
I had been authoring
you had been authoring
he/she/it had been authoring
we had been authoring
you had been authoring
they had been authoring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will author
you will author
he/she/it will author
we will author
you will author
they will author
Future continuous
I will be authoring
you will be authoring
he/she/it will be authoring
we will be authoring
you will be authoring
they will be authoring
Future perfect
I will have authored
you will have authored
he/she/it will have authored
we will have authored
you will have authored
they will have authored
Future perfect continuous
I will have been authoring
you will have been authoring
he/she/it will have been authoring
we will have been authoring
you will have been authoring
they will have been authoring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would author
you would author
he/she/it would author
we would author
you would author
they would author
Conditional continuous
I would be authoring
you would be authoring
he/she/it would be authoring
we would be authoring
you would be authoring
they would be authoring
Conditional perfect
I would have author
you would have author
he/she/it would have author
we would have author
you would have author
they would have author
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been authoring
you would have been authoring
he/she/it would have been authoring
we would have been authoring
you would have been authoring
they would have been authoring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you author
we let´s author
you author
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to author
Past participle
authored
Present Participle
authoring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTHOR


aether
ˈiːθə
Arthur
ˈɑːθə
bertha
ˈbɜːθə
berthe
ˈbɜːθə
coauthor
kəʊˈɔːθə
diether
daɪˈiːθə
ether
ˈiːθə
Jagannath
ˌdʒʌɡəˈnɑːθə
Jagannatha
ˌdʒʌɡəˈnɑːθə
Jugurtha
dʒuːˈɡɜːθə
Luther
ˈluːθə
Macarthur
məˈkɑːθə
Martha
ˈmɑːθə
multiauthor
ˌmʌltɪˈɔːθə
nonauthor
ˌnɒnˈɔːθə
Sagarmatha
ˈsɑːɡɑːˌmɑːθə
sheather
ˈʃiːθə
swather
ˈswɔːθə
truther
ˈtruːθə
Uther
ˈjuːθə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTHOR

authigenic
authorcraft
authoress
authorial
authoring
authorisable
authorisation
authorise
authoriser
authorish
authorism
authoritarian
authoritarianism
authoritative
authoritatively
authoritativeness
authorities
authority
authorizable
authorization

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTHOR

abhor
anchor
at anchor
camphor
cast anchor
crown and anchor
egg and anchor
Hathor
ichor
joint author
khor
markhor
metaphor
petrichor
phosphor
ride at anchor
sea anchor
Senghor
senhor
Thor

Synonyms and antonyms of author in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AUTHOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «author» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of author

Translation of «author» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTHOR

Find out the translation of author to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of author from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «author» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

作者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autor
570 millions of speakers

English

author
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेखक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَلِّف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

автор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

authigenic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

auteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Authigenic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Autor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

著者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

저자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Authigenic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tác giả
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

authigenic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑथिडिएनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

otijenik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

автор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγγραφέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skrywer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

författare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forfatter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of author

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTHOR»

The term «author» is very widely used and occupies the 1.290 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTHOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «author» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «author» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about author

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «AUTHOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word author.
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Brooks Adams
The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
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Simon Armitage
Somebody will be able to crack ebook files in the same way that people cracked music files a decade ago. An author could have worked for three years on his book, have someone buy it for their Kindle for £6.99 and then see it shared with everyone in the world for free.
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Edward St Aubyn
I see the author as the person who has written; the writer, the one involved in the process of writing. And they're not necessarily friends. The writer is the one I want to reinforce; the author would just feed on the reviews - so I'm in favour of starving him.
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Avi
I definitely have an affection for detective fiction, and when I first read Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon,' that book and its author made an enormous impression on me as a reader and a writer, and led me to other hard-boiled American writers like Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald, among many.
5
Pat Barker
Fiction should be about moral dilemmas that are so bloody difficult that the author doesn't know the answer.
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Pierre Bayle
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
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Craig Brown
The best critics do not worry about what the author might think. That would be like a detective worrying about what a suspect might think. Instead, they treat the reader as an intelligent friend, and describe the book as honestly, and as entertainingly, as possible.
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Cathy Marie Buchanan
I'm very comfortable with tweeting, I have a very active author Facebook page, I Skype book clubs all over the world.
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Roman Coppola
To make personal movies that you are the author of, is quite a difficult thing. It takes a lot of stamina.
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Sloane Crosley
For me, titles are either a natural two-second experience or stressful enough to give you an ulcer. If they don't pop out perfect on the first try, they can be really hard to repair. Or, worse, if the author thinks they pop out perfect, but the publishing house does not agree, it's difficult to shift gears. And then? Then you go insane.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTHOR»

Discover the use of author in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to author and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Author: A True Story
So begins the story of Helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process.
Helen Lester, 2002
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A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ron Roy, 2009
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The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and ...
In a revised and updated version of this popular book, Seán Burke provides the first detailed explanation of anti-authorialism and shows how the attempt to abolish the author is fundamentally untenable.
Seán Burke, 1998
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Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author
The illusion that ethnography is a matter of sorting strange and irregular facts into familiar and orderly categories—this is magic, that is technology—has long since been exploded.
Clifford Geertz, 1988
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Author, Reader, Book: Medieval Authorship in Theory and Practice
Incorporating several kinds of scholarship on medieval authorship, the essays examine interrelated questions raised by the relationship between an author and a reader, the relationships between authors and their antecedents, and the ways in ...
Stephen Partridge, Erik Kwakkel, 2012
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The Translator as Author: Perspectives on Literary ...
This volume is a collection of studies on the issue of authorship in translation. Leading translation scholars and professional translators discuss the theoretical implications and applicability of the author-translator paradigm.
Claudia Buffagni, Beatrice Garzelli, Serenella Zanotti, 2011
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The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time
DIVThrough close readings of Barthes, Derrida, Sedgwick, and Spivak, Jane Gallop connects the theoretical death of the author to the writer s literal death, as well as other authorial deaths, such as obsolescence./div
Jane Gallop, 2011
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J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
' Written in a clear and accessible style, 'Tolkien: Author of the Century' reveals why all of these books will be timeless, and shows how even such complex works as The Silmarillion can be read enjoyably.
Tom Shippey, 2011
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The Return of the Author
This work traces the debate of biographical criticism.
Eugen Simion, James W. Newcomb, 1996
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From Revolution to Reform: A Comparative Study of China and ...
In From Revolution to Reform, He Li examines political and economic transformation in China and Mexico, from the Mexican and Chinese revolutions at the beginning of the 20th century, to economic reforms and political liberalization in ...
He Li, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term author is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Potato Eater: A Gripping New Read by Best-Selling Author
Alison Leslie Gold, the international best selling author of Remembering Anne Frank, has made a name for herself by not shying away from ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Blackout author Sarah Hepola spurs the conversation about alcohol …
Coming to after another “rager” left her blackout drunk, Sarah Hepola would joke about creating a new TV show: CSI: Hangover. Armed with ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
3
Author events on Long Island, week of July 5
Tuesday, July 7. Lucy Sykes, co-author of "The Knockoff" with Jo Piazza, signs copies of the novel. At 7 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
4
Free school visits 'one of the worst things an author can do'
Joe Craig [pictured], author of the Jimmy Coates series (HarperCollins Children's), said a “couple of years” ago he began noticing that “school ... «The Bookseller, Jul 15»
5
Author Babette Cole attacked by rampaging cows in scenes that …
In scenes described as 'like a horror film', a herd of rampaging cows savagely attacked a children's author, leaving her 'ready to die'. «Metro, Jul 15»
6
Local author releases book detailing 5 years spent in prison abroad
KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A local author releases a book detailing her experience after spending five years in a prison in Ecuador. On July 5, 1995 ... «WATE 6 On Your Side, Jul 15»
7
AFMW: Brandon Webb, Author & Former Navy SEAL
The former Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times best-selling author sits down with FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers to discuss his book ... «FOX News Radio, Jul 15»
8
Police undertaking to Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager allegedly …
Police broke their undertaking not to use information seized from the home of Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager, the investigative journalist's ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Author to talk about 1913 baseball game in Blue Rapids
Jim Elfers, author of “The Tour to End All Tours,” will talk about the 1913 world tour of the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox that made a ... «Topeka Capital Journal, Jul 15»
10
Robots to take most jobs, author says
But the software entrepreneur and author of the recently released Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, published ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»

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