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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Author  \Au"thor\  ([add]"th[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  authour  autour  OF 
  autor,  F.  auteur  fr  L.  auctor,  sometimes  but  erroneously, 
  written  autor  or  author,  fr  augere  to  increase,  to  produce. 
  See  {Auction},  n.] 
  1.  The  beginner,  former,  or  first  mover  of  anything  hence 
  the  efficient  cause  of  a  thing  a  creator;  an  originator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Author  \Au"thor\  ([add]"th[~e]r),  v.  t. 
  1.  To  occasion;  to  originate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Such  an  overthrow  .  .  .  I  have  authored.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  To  tell  to  say  to  declare.  [Obs.] 
 
  More  of  him  I  dare  not  author.  --Massinger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  author 
  n  1:  writes  (books  or  stories  or  articles  or  the  like) 
  professionally  (for  pay)  [syn:  {writer}] 
  2:  someone  who  originates  or  causes  or  initiates  something  "he 
  was  the  generator  of  several  complaints"  [syn:  {generator}, 
  {source}] 
  v  :  be  the  author  of  "She  authored  this  play" 




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