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Meaning of "write" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRITE

Old English wrītan (originally: to scratch runes into bark); related to Old Frisian wrīta, Old Norse rīta, Old High German rīzan (German reissen to tear).
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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 WRITE

write  [raɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Write is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb write in English.

WHAT DOES WRITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

write

Writing

Writing is a medium of communication that represents language through the inscription of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language but a form of technology. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols, usually in the form of a formal alphabet. The result of writing is generally called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader. Motivations for writing include publication, storytelling, correspondence and diary. Writing has been instrumental in keeping history, dissemination of knowledge through the media and the formation of legal systems. As human societies emerged, the development of writing was driven by pragmatic exigencies such as exchanging information, maintaining financial accounts, codifying laws and recording history. Around the 4th millennium BCE, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form.

Definition of write in the English dictionary

The first definition of write in the dictionary is to draw or mark on a surface, usually paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument. Other definition of write is to describe or record in writing. Write is also to compose to or correspond regularly with.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRITE

PRESENT

Present
I write
you write
he/she/it writes
we write
you write
they write
Present continuous
I am writing
you are writing
he/she/it is writing
we are writing
you are writing
they are writing
Present perfect
I have written
you have written
he/she/it has written
we have written
you have written
they have written
Present perfect continuous
I have been writing
you have been writing
he/she/it has been writing
we have been writing
you have been writing
they have been writing
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 wrote
you wrote
he/she/it wrote
we wrote
you wrote
they wrote
Past continuous
I was writing
you were writing
he/she/it was writing
we were writing
you were writing
they were writing
Past perfect
I had written
you had written
he/she/it had written
we had written
you had written
they had written
Past perfect continuous
I had been writing
you had been writing
he/she/it had been writing
we had been writing
you had been writing
they had been writing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you write
we let´s write
you write
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to write
Past participle
written
Present Participle
writing
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 WRITE


bright
braɪt
cite
saɪt
copyright
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪt
despite
dɪˈspaɪt
fight
faɪt
flight
flaɪt
height
haɪt
invite
ɪnˈvaɪt
knight
naɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
might
maɪt
night
naɪt
overnight
ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt
quite
kwaɪt
right
raɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
site
saɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
tight
taɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRITE

writable
writative
write down
write in
write off
write out
write up
write-in
write-off
write-protect
write-protect notch
write-protected
write-up
writer
Writer to the Signet
writer´s block
writer´s cramp
writeress
writerly
writership

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRITE

chalcopyrite
favourite
ferrite
fluorite
handwrite
hypocrite
labradorite
marguerite
meteorite
neurite
nitrite
norite
overwrite
pyrite
rewrite
rite
sodium nitrite
sprite
trite
unfavorite

Synonyms and antonyms of write in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRITE»

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

Translation of «write» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRITE

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escribir
570 millions of speakers

English

write
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिखना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَكْتُبُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

писать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escrever
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écrire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tulis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schreiben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

書く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

글씨를 쓰다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nulis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

viết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिहा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scrivere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

napisać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

писати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a scrie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γράφω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skryf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skriva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrive
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of write

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITE»

The term «write» is very widely used and occupies the 1.027 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of write
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «write» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «write» 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 write

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRITE»

Discover the use of write in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to write and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to Write a Book Proposal
How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner.
Michael Larsen, 2011
2
Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir
In a humorous, tongue-in-cheek memoir, the enigmatic wilderness icon sets the record straight about his life as he deals with fame, cannibalism, loneliness, personal ads, and his philosophical quandaries.
Graham Roumieu, 2005
3
How To Write A Thesis
This invaluable book covers issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writers block, writing a literature review, making notes into a draft and much more.
Murray, Rowena, 2011
4
Write Great Essays!
This book is essential reading for students embarking on writing an essay or report for the first time, or returning to study after a break. It will be an invaluable tool for students of any discipline.
Peter Levin, 2009
5
Write
Chances are the words that come into your head will do fine, eg "horse", "ran", "said". (Roddy Doyle) Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak.
Phil Daoust, 2012
6
One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir
Resolutely avoiding stereotype and cliché, Wainaina paints every scene in One Day I Will Write About This Place with a highly distinctive and hugely memorable brush.
Binyavanga Wainaina, 2011
7
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
Carl Sandburg called this book “the best book ever written about how to write.” Yet Ueland reminds us that “whenever I say ‘writing’ in this book, I also mean anything that you love and want to do or make.”
Brenda Ueland, 2010
8
I Write What I Like: Selected Writings
This collection of writings displays all the qualities which have made Biko one of the most influential thinkers in contemporary South African politics - a profound humanity, passionate conviction, humour and courage.
Steve Biko, Aelred Stubbs, 2002
9
Write Like this: Teaching Real-world Writing Through ...
Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his ...
Kelly Gallagher, 2011
10
How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement: Write Powerful ...
Offers tips on writing an effective personal statement for graduate school, including thirty successful examples; instructions on style, format, concept, and theme; and preparation strategies for an interview.
Mark Alan Stewart, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term write is used in the context of the following news items.
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This 100-year-old Chinese woman has just learned how to write her …
Zhao Shunjin, from Hangzhou in eastern China, has just been taught how to write her own name at the ripe age of 100. Her son, Luo Rongsheng, 70, told CNN ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Feds write off billions as 'uncollectible'
A January 2015 memo to revenue commissioner Andrew Treusch covered just one segment of the write-offs during the 2014-15 fiscal year, involving 700 ... «InsideHalton.com, Jul 15»
3
Run The Jewels' rapper Killer Mike is running as a write-in …
The Outkast collaborator and member of the critically-acclaimed group Run the Jewels could snag the seat vacated by a former representative who plead guilty ... «Business Insider, Jun 15»
4
Tata Steel Q4: To recognize non-cash write down of Rs 5K cr
The company is expected to recognise non-cash write-down of Rs 5,000 cr in Q4. A write-down related to long products UK business in European arm. «Moneycontrol.com, May 15»
5
William Zinsser, Author of 'On Writing Well,' Dies at 92
William Zinsser, a writer, editor and teacher whose book “On Writing Well” sold more than 1.5 million copies by employing his own literary craftsmanship to urge ... «New York Times, May 15»
6
William Shatner Planning to Write a Book About His Friendship with …
The actor, 84, told reporters at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai, "I've been asked to write a book about it, and I think I will," the Gulf News reports. «People Magazine, Apr 15»
7
Teacher Fired For Having Kids Write Why They Hate Classmate on …
The principal of P.S. 18 in Inwood fired teacher Madeline Luciano after she let a student write on a chalkboard the reasons why eighth-grade studets didn't like a ... «DNAinfo, Apr 15»
8
Horowitz: 'write up' for children
Children's author Anthony Horowitz has called on his fellow writers to challenge their young readers and "write up" to them. «Belfast Telegraph, Apr 15»
9
Natalie Allman was battered by Jason Hughes in a seven-hour …
Now, she has to write to Hughes regularly, and save his letters and cards to the children. The former soldier left her drenched in blood with eight head wounds ... «NEWS.com.au, Feb 15»
10
Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak
Meghan Trainor and One Direction star Harry Styles got together to write a ... more >. By HILARY FOX - Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015. LONDON ... «Washington Times, Jan 15»

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