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write


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Write  \Write\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Wrote};  p.  p.  {Written};  Archaic 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  {Writ};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Writing}.]  [OE.  writen, 
  AS  wr[=i]tan;  originally,  to  scratch,  to  score;  akin  to  OS 
  wr[=i]tan  to  write,  to  tear,  to  wound,  D.  rijten  to  tear,  to 
  rend,  G.  reissen  OHG.  r[=i]zan,  Icel.  r[=i]ta  to  write, 
  Goth.  writs  a  stroke,  dash,  letter.  Cf  {Race}  tribe, 
  lineage.] 
  1.  To  set  down  as  legible  characters;  to  form  the  conveyance 
  of  meaning;  to  inscribe  on  any  material  by  a  suitable 
  instrument;  as  to  write  the  characters  called  letters;  to 
  write  figures. 
 
  2.  To  set  down  for  reading;  to  express  in  legible  or 
  intelligible  characters;  to  inscribe;  as  to  write  a  deed; 
  to  write  a  bill  of  divorcement;  hence  specifically,  to 
  set  down  in  an  epistle;  to  communicate  by  letter. 
 
  Last  night  she  enjoined  me  to  write  some  lines  to 
  one  she  loves.  --Shak. 
 
  I  chose  to  write  the  thing  I  durst  not  speak  To  her 
  I  loved.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  compose  or  produce,  as  an  author. 
 
  I  purpose  to  write  the  history  of  England  from  the 
  accession  of  King  James  the  Second  down  to  a  time 
  within  the  memory  of  men  still  living.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  To  impress  durably;  to  imprint;  to  engrave;  as  truth 
  written  on  the  heart. 
 
  5.  To  make  known  by  writing;  to  record;  to  prove  by  one's  own 
  written  testimony;  --  often  used  reflexively. 
 
  He  who  writes  himself  by  his  own  inscription  is  like 
  an  ill  painter,  who  by  writing  on  a  shapeless 
  picture  which  he  hath  drawn,  is  fain  to  tell 
  passengers  what  shape  it  is  which  else  no  man  could 
  imagine.  --Milton. 
 
  {To  write  to},  to  communicate  by  a  written  document  to 
 
  {Written  laws},  laws  deriving  their  force  from  express 
  legislative  enactment,  as  contradistinguished  from 
  unwritten,  or  common,  law.  See  the  Note  under  {Law},  and 
  {Common  law},  under  {Common},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Write  \Write\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  form  characters,  letters,  or  figures,  as  representative 
  of  sounds  or  ideas;  to  express  words  and  sentences  by 
  written  signs.  --Chaucer. 
 
  So  it  stead  you  I  will  write,  Please  you  command. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  be  regularly  employed  or  occupied  in  writing,  copying, 
  or  accounting;  to  act  as  clerk  or  amanuensis;  as  he 
  writes  in  one  of  the  public  offices. 
 
  3.  To  frame  or  combine  ideas,  and  express  them  in  written 
  words  to  play  the  author;  to  recite  or  relate  in  books; 
  to  compose. 
 
  They  can  write  up  to  the  dignity  and  character  of 
  the  authors.  --Felton. 
 
  4.  To  compose  or  send  letters. 
 
  He  wrote  for  all  the  Jews  that  went  out  of  his  realm 
  up  into  Jewry  concerning  their  freedom.  --1  Esdras 
  iv  49. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  write 
  v  1:  produce  a  literary  work  "She  composed  a  poem";  "He  wrote 
  four  novels"  [syn:  {compose},  {pen},  {indite}] 
  2:  communicate  or  express  by  writing;  "Please  write  to  me  every 
  week" 
  3:  have  (one's  written  work)  issued  for  publication  [syn:  {publish}] 
  4:  communicate  with  in  writing;  "Write  her  soon,  please!" 
  [syn:  {drop  a  line}] 
  5:  communicate  by  letter;  "He  wrote  that  he  would  be  coming 
  soon" 
  6:  write  music;  "Beethoven  composed  nine  symphonies"  [syn:  {compose}] 
  7:  mark  or  trace  on  a  surface;  "The  artist  wrote  Chinese 
  characters  on  a  big  piece  of  white  paper" 
  8:  record  data  on  a  computer;  "boot-up  instructions  are  written 
  on  the  hard  disk" 
  9:  write  or  name  the  letters  that  comprise  the  conventionally 
  accepted  form  of  (a  word  or  part  of  a  word);  "He  spelled 
  the  word  wrong  in  this  letter"  [syn:  {spell}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  write 
 
  1.    {Unix}'s  simple  {talk}  command  and  {protocol}. 
  write  has  been  largely  superceded  by  {talk}  and  then  {irc}. 
 
  An  enhancement,  {RWP},  has  been  proposed. 
 
  2.    A  simple  {text  editor}  for  {Windows}. 
 
  (1998-04-28) 
 
 




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