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Meaning of "written" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRITTEN

written  [ˈrɪtən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRITTEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Written is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

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

See the conjugation of the verb written in English.

WHAT DOES WRITTEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

written

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 written in the English dictionary

The definition of written in the dictionary is taken down in writing; transcribed.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRITTEN

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 written
you would written
he/she/it would written
we would written
you would written
they would written
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 written
you would have written
he/she/it would have written
we would have written
you would have written
they would have written
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 WRITTEN


Brighton
ˈbraɪtən
Britain
ˈbrɪtən
Briton
ˈbrɪtən
Britten
ˈbrɪtən
Dayton
ˈdeɪtən
ghostwritten
ˈɡəʊstˌrɪtən
handwritten
ˈhændˌrɪtən
kitten
ˈkɪtən
laten
ˈleɪtən
metropolitan
ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən
outwritten
ˌaʊtˈrɪtən
overwritten
ˌəʊvəˈrɪtən
puritan
ˈpjʊərɪtən
Samaritan
səˈmærɪtən
securitan
sɪˈkjʊərɪtən
seiten
ˈsaɪtən
skywritten
ˈskaɪˌrɪtən
titan
ˈtaɪtən
typewritten
ˈtaɪpˌrɪtən
unwritten
ʌnˈrɪtən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRITTEN

writer´s cramp
writeress
writerly
writership
writhe
writhen
writher
writhingly
writhled
writing
writing case
writing desk
writing on the wall
writing pad
writing paper
writing room
writing table
Writings
Written Law
written word

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRITTEN

backbitten
bitten
conscience-smitten
flea-bitten
forgotten
frostbitten
hard-bitten
litten
mitten
poplar kitten
rewritten
sex kitten
sitten
smitten
snakebitten
twitten
unbitten
underwritten
unsmitten
well-written
yitten

Synonyms and antonyms of written in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRITTEN»

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

Translation of «written» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRITTEN

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escrito
570 millions of speakers

English

written
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिखित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مكتوبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

написано
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escrito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিখিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écrit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bertulis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschrieben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

書かれた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ditulis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bằng văn bản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுதப்பட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिखित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazılı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scritto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

napisane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

написано
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scris
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραπτή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geskryf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skriven
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrevet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of written

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITTEN»

The term «written» is very widely used and occupies the 1.888 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITTEN» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRITTEN»

Discover the use of written in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to written and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Firefighter Written Exam Study Guide
360 page book with eleven chapters containing over 3000 selections of information and questions along with the answers that all Firefighter Candidates should knowwhen preparing for ENTRANCE LEVEL Fire Service WRITTEN EXAMS.
Arthur R. Couvillon, 1993
2
Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar
This comprehensive work is an invaluable resource for intermediate and advanced students of Arabic and anyone interested in Arabic linguistics and the way modern written Arabic works. Features in.
El Said Badawi, Mike Carter, Michael Carter, 2013
3
Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-Based View
This book extends the scope and coverage of genre theory, giving more emphasis to what is known as pragmatic space; in other words it integrates the study of discourse at the textual level with the study of how that discourse operates in ...
Vijay Kumar Bhatia, 2004
4
Cantonese as Written Language: The Growth of a Written ...
In the early twentieth century these dialect texts were joined by Cantonese opera scripts, published as popular reading material.
Don Snow, 2004
5
Written Into the Void: Selected Writings, 1990-2004
This volume gathers a selection of architect Peter Eisenman's later writings.
Peter Eisenman, 2007
6
The History Written on the Classical Greek Body
"This book challenges historians of all periods to come to terms with the distortions that they systematically introduce into their work by their reliance on what has been written on paper without looking at what was and was not written on ...
Robin Osborne, 2011
7
Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the ...
The concept of 'scripture' as written religious text is re-examined, considering orally distributed sacred writings.
William A. Graham, William Albert Graham, 1993
8
Spoken and Written Discourse: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective
A systematic and critical view of scientific literature on the differences between speech and writing and, particularly, the cognitive and cultural implications of these differences.
Khosrow Jahandarie, 1999
9
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
Award-winning author Sally M. Walker works alongside the scientists to decipher clues from America's colonial past.
Sally M. Walker, 2011
10
Written on Our Hearts: The Old Testament Story of God's Love
The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text, copyright 2009, to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Mary Reed Newland, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRITTEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term written is used in the context of the following news items.
1
More Nonretired US Investors Have a Written Financial Plan
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Thirty-eight percent of U.S. investors have a written financial plan to help them achieve their investment and retirement goals. Retired ... «Gallup.com, Jul 15»
2
Drivers failing DMV written tests at alarming rates
Her biggest obstacle she said was the Florida DMV written test, which she took not once or not twice, but eight times . In the past two years, DMV officials have ... «Local 10, Jul 15»
3
Square v. REM Holdings 3: Final Written Decision Finding Claims …
In its Final Written Decision, the Board held that claims 1, 2, 6, 7, and 10-17 of the '946 patent are unpatentable and that Petitioner had not shown the requisite ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
4
Entertainment ( Leaderboard Top ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1
She noted that Dreamscape Productions, the production unit doing “Written in our Stars,” was also the group behind her first ABS-CBN drama “Crazy for You” in ... «Banat, Jul 15»
5
Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual to star in new show 'Written In Our Stars'
MANILA, Philippines – After their hit pairing in the movie Starting Over Again, Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga will star in Dreamscapes' upcoming show Written ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
6
Today in Hip-Hop: Nas Releases 'It Was Written'
Nas promptly established early into It Was Written, that his evolution as an MC was swiftly taking shape. While his inflection and magnificent capability in ... «XXLMAG.COM, Jul 15»
7
Orphan Black: “History Yet To Be Written
For all the mind-bending action, deepening conspiracies, and technological feats, Orphan Black is still at its heart about two things: the fights for families and for ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jun 15»
8
Riverbed Tech v. Silver Peak Systems: Final Written Decision …
In its Final Written Decision, the Board granted-in-part Patent Owner's Motion to Amend. In particular, the Board granted the Motion with respect to Patent ... «The National Law Review, Jun 15»
9
QSC Audio Products, Inc. v. Crest Audio, Inc., Final Written Decision …
In its Final Written Decision, the Board concluded that all challenged claims, claims 1-22 of the '153 Patent are unpatentable. Petitioner had filed a Petition ... «The National Law Review, May 15»
10
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Terminates Written
As a result of the termination of the Written Agreement by the Federal Reserve Bank, both the Company and the Bank have been released from all outstanding ... «MarketWatch, Apr 15»

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