verb (used with object), wrote or (Archaic) writ; writ·ten or (Archaic) writ; writ·ing.
verb (used without object), wrote or (Archaic) writ; writ·ten or (Archaic) writ; writ·ing.
- to set down in writing; record; note.
- to direct one's writing to a less intelligent reader or audience: He writes down to the public.
- to vote for (a candidate not listed on the ballot) by writing his or her name on the ballot.
- to include in or add to a text by writing: Do not write in corrections on the galley.
- to request something by mail: If interested, please write in for details.
- to cancel an entry in an account, as an unpaid and uncollectable debt.
- to regard as worthless, lost, obsolete, etc.; decide to forget: to write off their bad experience.
- to amortize: The new equipment was written off in three years.
- to put into writing.
- to write in full form; state completely.
- to exhaust the capacity or resources of by excessive writing: He's just another author who has written himself out.
- to put into writing, especially in full detail: Write up a report.
- to present to public notice in a written description or account.
- Accounting. to make an excessive valuation of (an asset).
Words nearby write
Origin of write
OTHER WORDS FROM writemis·write, verb (used with object), mis·wrote, mis·writ·ten, mis·writ·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for miswritten
Here recte is miswritten for recta, clearly because the scribe was still thinking of the latter syllable of the preceding sponte.
The rime of queen-e (usually dissyllabic in Chaucer) with beene (miswritten for been, they be, st. 23) is also suspicious.
It may be a mere dialectal form of 'crooked,' or it may be miswritten for kroked, the usual old spelling.
Miswritten as approver in the seventeenth century, though distinct from approve (from approbare).Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Note this correct form 'golden'; for it is miswritten as 'gold' or 'golde' in nearly all other copies.
British Dictionary definitions for miswritten
verb writes, writing, wrote or written
Derived forms of writewritable, adjective
Word Origin for write
Idioms and Phrases with miswritten
In addition to the idioms beginning with write
- write down
- write in
- write off
- write one's own ticket
- write out
- write up
- nothing to write home about
Also see underwrote.