verb (used with object)
Origin of author
Examples from the Web for authored
She now serves as an Associate Professor at Colorado State University and has authored several books on autism and animal science.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA|Emily Shire|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The piece was authored by none other than Samantha Power, who now serves as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Kennan was the legendary Cold War strategist who authored the doctrine of containment.
Einöther authored the most comprehensive review of research on caffeine to date.
Not because he has authored or championed legislation that has expanded the scope of human freedom and flourishing.After Cochran’s Win: Red-State Socialism Must Be Stopped!|Nick Gillespie|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gramps missed none of the high drama he had authored and he gave his own familiar role everything he had.The Big Trip Up Yonder|Kurt Vonnegut
In addition to writing an autobiography, she authored articles and a swimming instruction book for women.Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States|Claudia B. Kidwell
Word Origin for author
c.1300, autor "father," from Old French auctor, acteor "author, originator, creator, instigator (12c., Modern French auteur), from Latin auctorem (nominative auctor) "enlarger, founder, master, leader," literally "one who causes to grow," agent noun from auctus, past participle of augere "to increase" (see augment). Meaning "one who sets forth written statements" is from late 14c. The -t- changed to -th- 16c. on mistaken assumption of Greek origin.
...[W]riting means revealing onesself to excess .... This is why one can never be alone enough when one writes, why even night is not night enough. ... I have often thought that the best mode of life for me would be to sit in the innermost room of a spacious locked cellar with my writing things and a lamp. Food would be brought and always put down far away from my room, outside the cellar's outermost door. The walk to my food, in my dressing gown, through the vaulted cellars, would be my only exercise. I would then return to my table, eat slowly and with deliberation, then start writing again at once. And how I would write! From what depths I would drag it up! [Franz Kafka]
1590s, from author (n.). Revived 1940s, chiefly U.S. Related: Authored; authoring.