- a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.
- a clerk, scribe, or the like.
- a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., to writing: an expert letter writer.
- (in a piece of writing) the author (used as a circumlocution for “I,” “me,” “my,” etc.): The writer wishes to state….
- a person who writes or is able to write: a writer in script.
- Stock Exchange. someone who sells options.
- Scot. a lawyer or solicitor.
Origin of writer
Examples from the Web for writer
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Spencer, 27, is variously described as a writer and a stand-up comic.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)
January 6, 2015
His father, a writer, and his mother, who worked in insurance, were flawless.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
Can you imagine Superman being handed over to a writer just a notch above amateur?
From writer Gail Simone to artist Fiona Staples, there are incredible women already working in the industry.
He gave the writer of the note sixpence and a barrel pen for his trouble.
The writer further says the metal was made from silver coins.
There is no writer of to-day who will be read twenty years after he is dead.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Let us consider, again, how preference in a writer is established.The Man Shakespeare
But how had the writer of the ill-spelled missive known of that matter?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- a person who writes books, articles, etc, esp as an occupation
- the person who has written something specified
- a person who is able to write or write well
- a scribe or clerk
- a composer of music
- Scot a legal practitioner, such as a notary or solicitor
- Writer to the Signet (in Scotland) a member of an ancient society of solicitors, now having the exclusive privilege of preparing crown writs
Word Origin and History for writer
Old English writere "one who can write, clerk; one who produces books or literary compositions," agent noun from writan (see write (v.)). Meaning "sign-painter" is from 1837. Writer's cramp attested by 1853; writer's block by 1950.