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Meaning of "written word" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRITTEN WORD

written word  [ˈrɪtən wɜːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRITTEN WORD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Written word is 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.

WHAT DOES WRITTEN WORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

written word

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 word in the English dictionary

The definition of written word in the dictionary is the written word writing rather than speaking.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRITTEN WORD


afterword
ˈɑːftəˌwɜːd
backword
ˈbækˌwɜːd
buzzword
ˈbʌzwɜːd
byword
ˈbaɪˌwɜːd
catchword
ˈkætʃˌwɜːd
codeword
ˈkəʊdˌwɜːd
crossword
ˈkrɒswɜːd
foreword
ˈfɔːˌwɜːd
headword
ˈhɛdˌwɜːd
keyword
ˈkiːˌwɜːd
password
ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd
reword
riːˈwɜːd
swearword
ˈswɛəˌwɜːd
watchword
ˈwɒtʃˌwɜːd
whirred
wɜːd
word
wɜːd
word-for-word
ˌwɜːdfəˈwɜːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRITTEN WORD

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
Written Law
wrizled

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRITTEN WORD

at a word
buzz word
code word
content word
dirty word
entry word
four-letter word
full word
household word
in a word
mum´s the word
naughty word
of one´s word
operative word
printed word
reserved word
root word
sword
the last word
the word
word for word

Synonyms and antonyms of written word in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «written word» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRITTEN WORD

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The translations of written word 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 word» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

palabra escrita
570 millions of speakers

English

written word
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिखित शब्द
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكلمة المكتوبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

письменное слово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

palavra escrita
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিখিত শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écrit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkataan bertulis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschriebene Wort
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

書き言葉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기록 된 말씀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tembung ditulis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chữ viết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுதப்பட்ட சொல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिखित शब्द
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yazılı kelime
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parola scritta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słowo pisane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

письмове слово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cuvântul scris
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραπτό λόγο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geskrewe woord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrivna ordet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrevne ord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of written word

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITTEN WORD»

The term «written word» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.384 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITTEN WORD» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRITTEN WORD»

Discover the use of written word in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to written word and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
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
2
The Carolingians and the Written Word
This pioneering book studies the function and status of the written word in Carolingian society in France and Germany in the eighth and ninth centuries.
Rosamond McKitterick, 1989
3
The Written word: literacy in transition
This collection employs an interdisciplinary approach in its examination of the social and cultural implications of literacy.
Gerd Baumann, 1986
4
Advertising Secrets of the Written Word: The Ultimate ...
" The book also presents many personal stories, advertising examples & many of Sugarman's own ads along with the reasons for their success or failure.
Joseph Sugarman, 1998
5
Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature
This book is an essential resource for understanding the question of the Bible's relationship to orality. Susan Niditch offers a strong argument for the continuity of the literature of the Israelites.
Susan Niditch, 1996
6
Engaging the Written Word of God
In this collection of articles written over forty years, Packer sets out his beliefs about the authority of Scripture and the principles that should be applied when interpreting it.
J. I. Packer, 2012
7
Multiliteracies: Beyond Text and the Written Word
Multiliteracy "literally" becomes a necessity. This work is a guidebook to the new reality, which is increasingly so important to schools and the more general culture.
Eugene F. Provenzo, 2011
8
The Blinded Eye: Thucydides and the New Written Word
This study of the construction of intellectual authority examines the impact of Thucydides's History.
Gregory Crane, 1996
9
The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and ...
Winner of the 2012 BRISMES book prize. How the written text became accessible to wider audiences in medieval Egypt and Syria. Medieval Islamic societies belonged to the most bookish cultures of their period.
Konrad Hirschler, 2012
10
Power Through the Written Word
This book follows the Tapestry philosophy and it also features: multicultural reading modules in thematic units that explore the many facets of personal and societal power; unit-opening surveys provide unique input on the theme under ...
Robin C. Scarcella, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRITTEN WORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term written word is used in the context of the following news items.
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Giant crane towers over South Shields as 365 work continues
A huge tower crane has been erected to enable construction of The Word, the North East Centre for the Written Word, a three-storey structure in Ferry Street ... «Shields Gazette, Aug 15»
2
In TV Comedy, Improv Makes Way For The Written Word
Comedy might have the reputation for being loose and spontaneous, but when it comes to garnering laughs for TV series, writing and refining is often the key to ... «Variety, Jun 15»
3
'The Last Bookaneer' is a celebration of the written word
Matthew Pearl's latest novel is receiving many positive reviews, with critics praising the adventure tale about the race to steal a manuscript. «Christian Science Monitor, May 15»
4
Punk Rock's Johnny Angel Turns To The Written Word, And Takes …
Johnny Angel lays out just who he is early on in his debut memoir-cum-novel, “Looking for Lady Dee: A Punk Rock Mystery.” He cops to being blunt and ... «WBUR, Apr 15»
5
Protecting the written word
It's as if whatever bits of our schooling we've forgotten, we've kept the sacredness of the written word with the mantra that “books do furnish a room”, which is ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
6
Topeka High School library gets four murals on history of written word
They show a single story — a history of the written word — and were commissioned and donated by an anonymous Topeka High School graduate. The pieces ... «Topeka Capital Journal, Mar 15»
7
The Puzzle of the Written Word
Turchi's A Muse & A Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic delivers dozens of such histories, quickly tracing the popularity of everything from Sudoku to ... «Pacific Standard, Dec 14»
8
X's and O's: The power of the written word
On my hike yesterday I got to talking to my friend about writing. He enjoys the written word as well, so we had a lot to talk about. It got me to thinking about the ... «Rocky Mountain Collegian, Oct 14»
9
Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word
Here's an idea for weekend fun: Pick up a banned book. Look for "the good parts" — the sections of Ulysses, The Grapes of Wrath, The Color Purple, Catch-22, ... «NPR, Sep 14»
10
I Only Used Emoji To Text For A Week To See If It Could Replace …
As emoji spreads into our culture, I've actually heard the following question: Is emoji moving to replace communicating with the written word? To find out, I ... «Business Insider, Sep 14»

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