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author

au·thor

author

 
 
pronunciation:
aw thr
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part of speech: noun
definition: the writer of a book, play, story, or other written work.
After the show, I met the author of the play.
synonyms:
writer
similar words:
composer, journalist, playwright, poet
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  art, book, literature, work
Word Parts
The word author contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean