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writer

writ·er

writer

 
pronunciation:
raI tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who writes or is capable of writing.
My sister is the writer in the family; she never fails to send a note for every occasion.Being a good writer is helpful in most jobs.
similar words:
amanuensis, calligrapher, copyist, correspondent, penman, scribbler, scribe, scrivener
definition 2: one who writes as a job or profession; journalist; author.
His wife was a writer of mystery novels.
synonyms:
author, wordsmith
similar words:
columnist, correspondent, critic, dramatist, essayist, hack, journalist, littérateur, novelist, penman, playwright, poet, reporter, reviewer, screenwriter, scribbler, scribe, stringer
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Word Parts
The word writer 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