Synonyms of writing


1. writing, authorship, composition, penning, verbal creation

usage: the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

2. writing, written material, piece of writing, written communication, written language, black and white

usage: the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

3. writing, written communication, written language, black and white, oeuvre, work, body of work

usage: (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"

4. writing, written communication, written language, black and white

usage: letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"

5. writing, committal to writing, activity

usage: the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"


1. write, compose, pen, indite, create verbally

usage: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

2. write, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"

3. publish, write, create verbally

usage: have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"

4. write, drop a line, correspond

usage: communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"

5. write, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"

6. compose, write, make, create

usage: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

7. write, trace, draw, line, describe, delineate

usage: mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

8. write, save, record, tape

usage: record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

9. spell, write

usage: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

10. write, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: create code, write a computer program; "She writes code faster than anybody else"

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