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Meaning & Definition of Writing in English

English

Writing

/raɪtɪŋ/

noun

1. The act of creating written works

  • "Writing was a form of therapy for him"
  • "It was a matter of disputed authorship"
    synonym:
  • writing
  • ,
  • authorship
  • ,
  • composition
  • ,
  • penning

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • writing
  • ,
  • written material
  • ,
  • piece of writing

3. (usually plural) the collected work of an author

  • "The idea occurs with increasing frequency in hemingway's writings"
    synonym:
  • writing

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • writing

5. The activity of putting something in written form

  • "She did the thinking while he did the writing"
    synonym:
  • writing
  • ,
  • committal to writing

Examples of using

By second grade, students are expected to have basic reading and writing skills.
Tom was full of remorse after stealing Mary's car and writing it off.
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.