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Webster 1913 Edition


Writing

Writ′ing

,
Noun.
1.
The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs.
2.
Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters
; as:
(a)
Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like.
(b)
Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book;
as, the
writings
of Addison
.
(c)
An inscription.
And Pilate wrote a title . . . And the
writing
was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.
John xix. 19.
3.
Handwriting; chirography.
Writing book
,
a book for practice in penmanship.
Writing desk
,
a desk with a sloping top for writing upon; also, a case containing writing materials, and used in a similar manner.
Writing lark
(Zool.)
,
the European yellow-hammer; – so called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs.
[Prov. Eng.]
Writing machine
.
Same as
Typewriter
.
Writing master
,
one who teaches the art of penmanship.
Writing obligatory
(Law)
,
a bond.
Writing paper
,
paper intended for writing upon with ink, usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized.
Writing school
,
a school for instruction in penmanship.
Writing table
,
a table fitted or used for writing upon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Writing

WRITING

,
ppr.
1.
Forming, as characters, with a pen, style or graver.
2.
a. Used or intended for writing; as writing paper.

WRITING

,
Noun.
1.
The act or art of forming letters and characters, on paper, wood, stone or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and the words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. We hardly know which to admire most, the ingenuity or the utility of the art of writing.
2.
Any thing written or expressed in letters; hence, any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, &c.
3.
A book; any written composition; a pamphlet; as the writings of Addison.
4.
An inscription. John 19.
5.
Writings, plu. conveyances of lands; deeds; or any official papers.

Definition 2022


writing

writing

English

Noun

writing (countable and uncountable, plural writings)

  1. (uncountable) Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.
  2. (uncountable) Something written, such as a document, article or book.
  3. (uncountable) The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.
  4. (countable) A work of an author.
  5. (countable) The style of writing of a person.
    I can't read your writing.
  6. (as a modifier) Intended for or used in writing.
    a writing table

Synonyms

  • (written letters or symbols that express some meaning): text
  • (something written): document, text
  • (process of representing a language with symbols or letters):
  • (work of an author): work
  • (the style of writing of a person): hand, handwriting
  • (intended for or used in writing):

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

writing

  1. present participle of write

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