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  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]: 
 
  Written  \Writ"ten\, 
  p.  p.  of  {Write},  v. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  written 
  adj  1:  set  down  in  writing  in  any  of  various  ways;  "written 
  evidence"  [ant:  {spoken}] 
  2:  systematically  collected  and  written  down  "written  laws" 
  [ant:  {unwritten}] 
  3:  written  as  for  a  film  or  play  or  broadcast  [syn:  {scripted}] 
  [ant:  {unscripted}] 




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