1. [ noun ] (writing) the act of creating written works
Synonyms: composition authorship penning

"writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

Related terms: verbal_creation drafting versification novelization redaction lexicography fabrication metrification dramatisation write draft write_on reference adapt write_out dramatize co-author annotate ghost author script dash_off paragraph write_copy profile write
2. [ noun ] (writing) the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
Synonyms: piece_of_writing written_material

"the writing in her novels is excellent" "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

Related terms: written_communication literature section document essay paragraph literature summary inscription diary manuscript criticism literary_composition adaptation rewrite sacred_text autograph treatise matter cryptogram editing dithyramb title dramatic_composition screed ayurveda dithyramb plagiarism bowdlerisation transcript epilogue
3. [ noun ] (usually plural) the collected work of an author

"the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"

Related terms: oeuvre written_communication patristics plural
4. [ noun ] letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
Synonyms: symbolic_representation

"he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show" "the doctor's writing was illegible"

Related terms: written_communication orthography handwriting typing notation printing skywriting hieroglyph printing capitalization coding_system
5. [ noun ] (writing) the activity of putting something in written form
Synonyms: committal_to_writing

: "she did the thinking while he did the writing"

Related terms: activity handwriting coding coding inscription notation stenography write
Similar spelling:   Writings