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Writer appears in the following tongue twister:

  • There was a writer called Wright, he taught his son to write Wright right:
    "It's not right to write Wright 'Rite', please try to write Wright right!"
The word WRITER can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun writer:

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Definition of the noun writer

What does writer mean as a name of something?

Writer is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: writers

  1. writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  2. a person who is able to write and has written something

Alternative definition of the noun writer


  1. A person who writes, or produces literary work.


Writer is a musical group.


  1. Writer is a fictional character from the 2005 film This Charming Girl.
  2. Writer is a fictional character from the 1982 film Voice.
  3. Writer is a fictional character from 2012 adventure film Life of Pi.
  4. Writer is a fictional character from the 2012 film Student.
  5. Writer: Pisatel is a fictional character from 1979 film Stalker.
  6. Writer is a fictional character from the 2012 film Short Stories.
  7. Writer is a fictional character from the 1957 film The Hole.
  8. Writer is a fictional character from the 1968 film A Slave of Love.
  9. Writer is a fictional character from the 1993 film Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown.
  10. Writer is a fictional character from the 2009 film New York, I Love You.
  11. Writer is a fictional character from the 2007 film Bem Vigiado.
  12. Writer is a fictional character from the 1997 film Night Graffiti.

There are other characters with in their name, like Letter Writer and Magazine writer.


"Writer" is the debut album by Carole King and was released in 1970. King already had a successful career as a songwriter, and been a part of The City, a short-lived group she formed after moving to Los Angeles in 1968. Tracks on the album include "Up on the Roof" which was a number 4 hit for the Drifters in 1962, and "Child of Mine", which has been recorded by Billy Joe Royal, among others. The album did not receive much attention upon its release, though it entered the chart following the success of King's next album, Tapestry, in 1971.


"Writer" a.k.a. "Khatereh" is a 2009 drama film written by Hasti Tariqat and directed by Nader Tariqat.


  1. Writer: A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, news articles, screenplays, or essays. Skilled writers are able to use language to express ideas and their work contributes significantly to the cultural content of a society. The word is also used elsewhere in the arts – such as songwriter – but as a standalone term, "writer" normally refers to the creation of written language. Some writers work from an oral tradition.
    • also known as Author, Scribe
  2. The writer of this episode.
  3. Writer of this video.
  4. The writer of this segment.

Phrases with Writer

Phrases starting with the word Writer:

  1. writer's name
  2. writer's block
  3. writer's cramp

Phrases ending with the word Writer:

  1. Copy Writer
  2. film writer
  3. folk writer
  4. hack writer
  5. Diary-Writer
  6. Ghost Writer
  7. space writer
  8. Cocket Writer
  9. letter writer
  10. sports writer

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Writer

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Google previewGarner's Modern American Usage (2009)

by Bryan Garner

A freelance writer is an independent contractor; a staff writer is an employee. independent(ly). A. Preposition with. Independent should take the preposition of, notfrom—e.g.: “The International Criminal Court, which is independent from [read ...

Google previewFind Your Story, Write Your Memoir (2013)

by Lynn C. Miller, Lisa Lenard-Cook

Reliability and the Narrator Because the writer is a character, we like to refer to the protagonist of the memoir the same way we do the narrator of fiction: as the speaker or narrator. We'd also like to encourage you to speak of the experiencing ...

Google previewThe writer's and student's assistant: or, A compendious dictionary, rendering the more common words and phrases in the English language into the more elegant or scholastic (1833)

by John Henry Brady

The diffuse writer errs by digression and amplification ; the prolix writer by circumlocution and tautology. Extravagance — profusion ; profuseness, prodigality, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

Profit/loss Out of the In the At the Money Money Money Premium 0 −Premium Exercise price Break-even point Holder Writer Market price Relationship between European and American Style Call Options European Style.

Google previewThe World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: The Arab world (1999)

by Don Rubin

KUWAIT Writer: Staff with Fuad al—Shatti (President, Kuwaiti Center of the International Theatre Institute) Reader: Stephen H.Franke LEBANON Writer: Nabil Abou Mrad (Theatre Department, University of Lebanon, Beirut) Readers: Shawn ...

Google previewA Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good (2012)

by Paul R. Bartrop

Director, Dino Mustafic: Producers, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre and Ernes Cviko: Writer, Zlatko Topcic. Cast: Ermin Bravo, Aleksandar Seksan, Ermin Sijamija. Savior (USA, 1998) Director, Predrag ...

Google previewA Universal Biographical Dictionary Containing the Lives of the Most Celebrated Characters of Every Age and Nation to which is Added, a Dictionary of the Principal Divinities and Heroes of Grecian and Roman Mythology, and a Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Living Characters (1826)

RY ANDER, John, a Hessian medical and mathematical writer, died 1500. DRY DEN, John, an illustrious English poet, was son of Erasmus Dryden, or Ticinersh, in Northamptonshire, and born at Aldwincle, near Oundle, in that county, Aug.

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Small photo of Writers routine concept. Writer working on new book with bookshelves on background. Author types novel or poem. Man with beard and busy face sit in library and work with typewriter, close up.Small photo of Handsome thoughtful male writer noting best ideas for magazine article about restaurant review planning strategy in personal diary organizing ideas to create successful material for front pageSmall photo of Yow angle view of a young stylish well dressed author writer is working in a modern coworking, writing the novel, in glasses, so serious and focusedSmall photo of Young writer in the librarySmall photo of Handsome male freelancer writer creating advertising article for marketing company noting best ideas into diary before finishing publication fro release working hard in morning sitting in cafeSmall photo of Creative female writer writing amazing poems in own diary sitting in coworking space during break.Hipster girl preparing for university seminar noting main thesis of lesson spending time in cafeSmall photo of Top view of writer's workplace - laptop and tablet pc with cup of coffee. Clipping paths included. More...

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Quotes about Writer

In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is. (Geoffrey Cottrell)
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Scrabble value of W4R1I1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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