HyperDic: writing

English > 5 senses of the word writing:
NOUNactwriting, authorship, composition, penningthe act of creating written works
communicationwriting, written material, piece of writingthe work of a writer
communicationwriting(usually plural) the collected work of an author
communicationwritingletters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
actwriting, committal to writingthe activity of putting something in written form
writing > pronunciation
Soundsray'tihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > writing: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of creating written works.
Example"writing was a form of therapy for him"
Synonymsauthorship, composition, penning
Category ofannotate, footnoteadd explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments
authorBe the author of
co-authorBe a co-author on (a book, a paper / paper / paper)
dash off, scratch off, knock off, toss off, fling offWrite quickly
draft, outlinedraw up an outline or sketch for something
dramatize, dramatise, adoptput into dramatic form
ghost, ghostwriteWrite for someone else
paragraphWrite paragraphs
profilewrite about
reference, citerefer to
rewriterewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose
scriptWrite a script for
write, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
write copyWrite for commercial publications
write on, write of, write aboutWrite about a particular topic
write out, write upput into writing
NarroweradoxographyFine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects
draftingWriting a first version to be filled out and polished later
dramatization, dramatisationconversion into dramatic form
fabrication, fictionalization, fictionalisationwriting in a fictional form
historiographyThe writing of history
lexicographyThe act of writing dictionaries
metrificationWriting a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)
novelization, novelisationconverting something into the form of a novel
redactionThe act of putting something in writing
versificationThe art or practice of writing verse
Broaderverbal creationcreating something by the use of speech and language
Spanishcomposición, escritura
Catalancomposició, escriptura
Verbswriteproduce a literary work
English > writing: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect).
Examples
  • "the writing in her novels is excellent"
  • "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
Synonymswritten material, piece of writing
InstancesAyurveda(Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life
Partsepilogue, epilogA short / short passage added at the end of a literary work
Narroweradaptation, versionA written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
autographSomething written by one's own hand
bowdlerization, bowdlerisationwritten material that has been bowdlerized
criticism, literary criticismA written evaluation of a work of literature
cryptogram, cryptograph, secret writingA piece of writing in code or cipher
diary, journalA daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
dithyrambA wildly enthusiastic speech / speech or piece of writing
document, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
dramatic composition, dramatic workA play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
editing, redactionputting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
essayAn analytic or interpretive literary composition
inscription, letteringletters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
literary composition, literary workimaginative or creative writing
literaturecreative writing of recognized / recognized artistic value
literaturepublished writings in a particular style on a particular subject / subject / subject
manuscript, msThe form of a literary work submitted for publication
matterwritten works (especially in books or magazines)
paragraphOne of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas
plagiarismA piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
rewrite, revision, rescriptSomething that has been written again
sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious textwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity
screedA long piece of writing
section, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
title(usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action
transcriptSomething that has been transcribed
treatiseA formal exposition
Broaderwritten communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Spanishescrito, escritura
Catalanescriptura, escrit
English > writing: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(usually plural) the collected work of an author.
Example"the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
Narrowerpatristics, patrologyThe writings of the early Church Fathers
Broaderoeuvre, work, body of workThe total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
written communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishescrito
Catalanescrit
English > writing: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaningletters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language.
Examples
  • "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"
  • "the doctor's writing was illegible"
Narrowercapitalization, capitalisationwriting in capital letters
coding systemA system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages
handwriting, hand, scriptSomething written by hand
hieroglyph, hieroglyphicwriting that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)
notation, notational systemA technical system of symbols used to represent special things
orthography, writing systemA method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
printing, printing processreproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
printingtext handwritten in the style of printed matter
skywritingwriting formed in the sky by smoke released from an airplane
typing, typewritingwriting done with a typewriter
Broaderwritten communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Spanishalegoría, escrito, escritura, representación simbólica
Catalanescriptura, escrita
English > writing: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe activity of putting something in written form.
Example"she did the thinking while he did the writing"
Synonymcommittal to writing
Narrowercryptography, coding, secret writing, steganographyAct of writing in code or cipher
handwritingThe activity of writing by hand
inscriptionThe activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words
notationThe activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishescritura
Catalanescriptura
Verbswritecommunicate or express by writing

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