write

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write is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
write

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Plain form
write

Third person singular
writes

Simple past
wrote

Past participle
written

Present participle
writing

a man writing
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you write a book, an article, a computer program, a piece of music, etc., you create it.
    My dream is to write a children's book.
    Mozart wrote over 600 pieces of music during his lifetime.
    He can't write. He's a terrible writer.
    In the article, the author writes that these things need to change.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you write, you use letters, numbers, or other marks on paper or on a computer to show words.
    Can you write your name and phone number here for me?
    Our teacher taught us to write beautifully.
    It's amazing how many people can't read and write.
    Do you have any paper to write on?
    Listen to what I say and write it down.
  3. (transitive & intransitive) If you write, you send a letter to someone.
    Please, phone or write me when you have some time.
    She would write to Mom every week and give her all the details.
  4. (transitive & intransitive) (computer) If a computer writes, it records something in its memory or on a disk.
    Old computers were much slower at writing files.

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