Definition of writer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈraɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪtər//
    People in publishing, Professions
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  1. 1  a person whose job is writing books, stories, articles, etc. writers of poetry a travel/cookery, etc. writer See related entries: People in publishing, Professions
  2. 2  a person who has written a particular thing the writer of this letter
  3. 3  (with an adjective) a person who forms letters in a particular way when they are writing a messy writer
  4. Word OriginOld English wrītere, of Germanic origin.Extra examples As one twelfth-century writer put it, English wine could be drunk only with closed eyes and through clenched teeth. He is a prominent writer on civil liberties. He’s just released a new album after two years of writer’s block. Is political culture, as some writers have suggested, in a state of collapse? She gives talks about being a black woman writer. The present writer has no experience in microbiology. The present writer= the person writing has no experience in microbiology. The writer drew on his own experience to write this script. Unlike many writers of the period, she is not preoccupied with morality. We have decided not to employ a writer in residence after June. a chance for aspiring writers to get their work published a freelance feature writer for Time a popular writer who has written over forty books a very prolific crime writer a writer of children’s books a writer to the letters column early writers in sociology her career as a writer one of the best writers in journalism today one of the greatest writers of all time He joined the newspaper in 1923 as an editorial writer. a travel/​science/​cookery writer the writer of this letter/​article/​computer program
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