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Definition 1: the activity of putting something in written form - [noun denoting act]

Samples where writing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she did the thinking while he did the writing

Synonyms for writing in the sense of this definition

(writing is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of writing ) act of writing in code or cipher

(... is a kind of writing ) the activity of writing by hand

"handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"

(... is a kind of writing ) the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words

(... is a kind of writing ) the activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters

Definition 2: the act of creating written works - [noun denoting act]

Samples where writing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writing was a form of therapy for him
  • it was a matter of disputed authorship

Synonyms for writing in the sense of this definition

(writing is a kind of ...) creating something by the use of speech and language

(... is a kind of writing ) the art or practice of writing verse

(... is a kind of writing ) the act of writing dictionaries

(... is a kind of writing ) the act of putting something in writing

(... is a kind of writing ) converting something into the form of a novel

(... is a kind of writing ) writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)

(... is a kind of writing ) the writing of history

(... is a kind of writing ) writing in a fictional form

(... is a kind of writing ) conversion into dramatic form

"the play was a dramatization of a short story"

(... is a kind of writing ) writing a first version to be filled out and polished later

(... is a kind of writing ) fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects

"Elizabethan schoolboys were taught adoxography, the art of eruditely praising worthless things" "adoxography is particularly useful to lawyers"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) be the author of

"She authored this play"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) be a co-author on (a book, a paper)

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write for someone else

"How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

"The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) refer to

"he referenced his colleagues' work"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) put into writing; write in complete form

"write out a contract"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) draw up an outline or sketch for something

"draft a speech"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) put into dramatic form

"adopt a book for a screenplay"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write for commercial publications

"She writes copy for Harper's Bazaar"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose

"re-write a play for use in schools"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write quickly

"She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper" "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write about

"The author of this article profiles a famous painter"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write about a particular topic

"Snow wrote about China"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(writing is the domain which ... is member of) write a script for

"The playwright scripted the movie"

Definition 3: the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where writing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the writing in her novels is excellent
  • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

Synonyms for writing in the sense of this definition

(writing is a kind of ...) communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

(... is a kind of writing ) written material that has been bowdlerized

(... is a kind of writing ) something written by one's own hand

(... is a kind of writing ) a formal exposition

(... is a kind of writing ) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form

"the play is an adaptation of a short novel"

(... is a kind of writing ) an analytic or interpretive literary composition

(... is a kind of writing ) putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

(... is a kind of writing ) writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity

(... is a kind of writing ) a long piece of writing

(... is a kind of writing ) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(... is a kind of writing ) a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.

(... is a kind of writing ) a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing

(... is a kind of writing ) a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

(... is a kind of writing ) the form of a literary work submitted for publication

(... is a kind of writing ) letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something

(... is a kind of writing ) a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

(... is a kind of writing ) (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action

"the titles go by faster than I can read"

(... is a kind of writing ) a piece of writing in code or cipher

(... is a kind of writing ) something that has been written again

"the rewrite was much better"

(... is a kind of writing ) imaginative or creative writing

(... is a kind of writing ) creative writing of recognized artistic value

(... is a kind of writing ) published writings in a particular style on a particular subject

"the technical literature" "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"

(... is a kind of writing ) written works (especially in books or magazines)

"he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

(... is a kind of writing ) a written evaluation of a work of literature

(... is a kind of writing ) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of writing ) one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line

(... is a kind of writing ) something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech

"he read a transcript of the interrogation" "you can obtain a transcript of this radio program by sending a self-addressed envelope to the station"

(... is an instance of writing) (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda

(writing is a part of ...) a short passage added at the end of a literary work

"the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"

Definition 4: letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where writing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show
  • the doctor's writing was illegible

(writing is a kind of ...) communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

(... is a kind of writing ) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

(... is a kind of writing ) writing formed in the sky by smoke released from an airplane

(... is a kind of writing ) writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)

(... is a kind of writing ) something written by hand

"she recognized his handwriting" "his hand was illegible"

(... is a kind of writing ) text handwritten in the style of printed matter

(... is a kind of writing ) writing done with a typewriter

(... is a kind of writing ) writing in capital letters

(... is a kind of writing ) a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages

(... is a kind of writing ) a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols

(... is a kind of writing ) a technical system of symbols used to represent special things

Definition 5: (usually plural) the collected work of an author - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where writing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings

(writing is a kind of ...) the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)

"he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre" "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"

(writing is a kind of ...) communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

(... is a kind of writing ) the writings of the early Church Fathers

(writing is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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