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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
write off, write up, write down
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note, Word History, Word Builder, Word Explorer, Grammatical Patterns
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: writes, writing, wrote, written
definition 1: to form (letters, words, symbols, or characters) on a surface with a pen, pencil, typewriter, or other instrument.
Write your name at the top of the paper.
similar words:
communicate, compose, convey, etch, express, impart, indite, inscribe, jot, letter, note, pen, pen, pencil, put down, record, relate, report, say, scrawl, scribble, script, sign, tell, type, typewrite, versify, voice
definition 2: to express or record by writing.
She wrote her ideas in her journal.Her fiancÚ wrote that he would be returning soon.[verb + (that) + clause ] She wrote her mother that she had passed her exam.[verb + smby + (that) + clause ]
similar words:
draft, draw up, pen, put down, take
definition 3: to author or compose.
She wrote that song.
author, compose, pen
similar words:
contribute, create, draft, originate, poeticize, produce, versify
definition 4: to fill in the spaces of or cover with writing.
He wrote six pages.
similar words:
scrawl, scribble, type
definition 5: to leave the evidence or signs of.
Guilt is written all over his face.
display, evidence, evince, exhibit, manifest, show
similar words:
betray, declare, disclose, indicate, reveal, signify, uncover
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: writes, writing, written, wrote
definition 1: to form letters, words, symbols, or characters on a surface with a pen, pencil, typewriter, or other instrument.
These children are learning how to write.
similar words:
contribute, etch, mark, print, record, scrawl, scribble
definition 2: to create written material as a job or profession.
She writes and her husband paints.
definition 3: to communicate by sending letters.
Write to me soon.
similar words:
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
phrase: write off
phrase: write up
phrase: write down
Homophone Note
The words write and right sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Write comes from an Old English word that means "to scratch or carve."
Word Builder: write +
  • writer:
    a person who writes; author.
  • rewrite:
    to write again in order to improve.
Word Explorer
  art, book, literature, school