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writhe | writhed | writhen | writhing | writhle | writing | writing arm | writing assignment | writing board | writing desk | writing implement

writing (root: write)

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writ=ing
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33 in 31 verses (in OT : 17 in 16 verses) (in NT : 16 in 15 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

writingn. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters  [1913 Webster]
    "And Pilate wrote a title . . . And the writing was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Handwriting; chirography.  [1913 Webster]
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 (Zoöl.), 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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

writing, n.
1 a group or sequence of letters or symbols.
2 = HANDWRITING.
3 (usu. in pl.) a piece of literary work done; a book, article, etc.
4 (Writings) the Hagiographa.

Idiom
in writing in written form. writing-desk a desk for writing at, esp. with compartments for papers etc. the writing on the wall an ominously significant event etc. (see Dan. 5:5, 25-8). writing-pad a pad (see PAD(1) n. 2) of paper for writing on. writing-paper paper for writing (esp. letters) on.

THESAURUS

writing

alphabet, alphabetic character, art, article, artistry, authorcraft, authorship, autograph, automatic writing, best seller, black and white, blank, blueprint, book, bound book, brainchild, cacoethes scribendi, character, charactering, characterization, chart, chirograph, choreography, cipher, classic, coloring book, composition, computer printout, conventional representation, copy, creative writing, dance notation, definitive work, delineation, demonstration, depiction, depictment, device, diagram, docket, document, dossier, draft, drama, drama-writing, drawing, edited version, editorial-writing, engrossment, essay, essay-writing, exemplification, expository writing, facility in writing, fair copy, feature-writing, fiction, figuration, file, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, folio, form, graph, grapheme, graphomania, graphorrhea, graphospasm, great work, hardback, hieroglyphic, holograph, iconography, ideogram, illustration, imagery, imaging, inditement, instrument, journalism, juvenile, juvenile book, legal document, legal instrument, legal paper, letter, lexigraphic character, libretto-writing, limning, limp-cover book, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary artistry, literary composition, literary power, literary production, literary talent, literature, logogram, logograph, lucubration, magnum opus, manuscript, map, matter, monogram, musical notation, nonbook, nonfiction, notation, notebook, novel, novel-writing, official document, opus, opuscule, opusculum, original, paper, paperback, papers, parchment, pen, pencraft, penscript, personal file, phonetic character, phonetic symbol, pictogram, pictographic character, picture book, picturization, piece, piece of writing, plan, play, playbook, playwriting, pocket book, poem, portraiture, portrayal, prayer book, prefigurement, presentment, printed matter, printing, printout, production, projection, psalmbook, psalter, publication, reading matter, ready pen, realization, recension, rendering, rendition, representation, rewriting, roll, schema, score, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, serial, short-story writing, sign, sketchbook, skill with words, soft-cover, songbook, standard work, storybook, syllabary, syllabic, symbol, tablature, technical writing, the written word, title, tome, trade book, transcript, transcription, typescript, verse-writing, version, volume, work, writ, written character

ROGET THESAURUS

writing

Writing

N writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion, writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion, writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion.

Book

N booklet, writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule, tract, tractate, livret, brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, pamphlet, enchiridion, circular, publication, chap book, part, issue, number livraison, album, portfolio, periodical, serial, magazine, ephemeris, annual, journal, paper, bill, sheet, broadsheet, leaf, leaflet, fly leaf, page, quire, ream, chapter, section, head, article, paragraph, passage, clause, endpapers, frontispiece, cover, binding, folio, quarto, octavo, duodecimo, sextodecimo, octodecimo, encyclopedia, encompilation, library, bibliotheca, press, definitive work, treatise, comprehensive treatise (dissertation), writer, author, litterateur, essayist, journalism, pen, scribbler, the scribbling race, literary hack, Grub-street writer, writer for the press, gentleman of the press, representative of the press, adjective jerker, diaskeaust, ghost, hack writer, ink slinger, publicist, reporter, penny a liner, editor, subeditor, playwright, poet, bookseller, publisher, bibliopole, bibliopolist, librarian, bookstore, bookshop, bookseller's shop, knowledge of books, bibliography, book learning, among the giant fossils of my past, craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux, for authors nobler palms remain, I lived to write and wrote to live, look in thy heart and write, there is no Past so long as Books shall live, the public mind is the creation of the Master-Writ, volumes that I prize above my dukedom.


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