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write to form (letters, words, symbols, or characters) on a surface with a pen, pencil, typewriter, or other instrument. [8 definitions]
write-down in finance, a reduction in the book value of an inventory item or other asset because of depreciation or a decrease in market price.
write down to write (something) in order to make a record of it or study it at a later time.
write-in a candidate who has not been formally nominated and whose name is not on the ballot but must be added by the voter. [3 definitions]
write-off the removal of an item from a business account, usu. as a loss. [2 definitions]
write off to consider to be lost or not worthy of consideration.
write out to write in full.
writer one who writes or is capable of writing. [2 definitions]
writer's cramp a cramp in the hand, esp. in the muscles of the thumb and forefinger, that results from prolonged writing.
write-up a usu. favorable report, review, biographical sketch, interview, or the like published in a newspaper or magazine.
write up to record or describe in writing, esp. in detail.
writhe to twist and turn the body as in pain, discomfort, struggle, or embarrassment; squirm. [5 definitions]
writing the process, art, or profession of one who writes. [4 definitions]
writ of certiorari a legal order sent from a higher court to a lower court, requesting, for review, the transcript of a case tried in the lower court.
writ of habeas corpus a legal order calling for a detained person to be brought before a court, designed to insure against unlawful detention or imprisonment.
writ of mandamus a formal order sent from a higher court to a public official or lower court to carry out a specified action.
written past participle of write. [2 definitions]
wrong not true, factual, or correct. [13 definitions]
wrongdoer a person who does something bad, unfair, or illegal.
wrongdoing conduct that is bad, immoral, or illegal.
wrongful opposite what is right or fair; unjust. [2 definitions]