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Meaning of writer

writ•er

Pronunciation: (rī'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., esp. as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.
  2. a clerk, scribe, or the like.
  3. a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., to writing: an expert letter writer.
  4. (in a piece of writing) the author (used as a circumlocution for “I,” “me,” “my,” etc.): The writer wishes to state… .
  5. a person who writes or is able to write: a writer in script.
  6. someone who sells options.
  7. a lawyer or solicitor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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