writing

[ rahy-ting ]
/ ˈraɪ tɪŋ /

noun

Idioms for writing

    writing on the wall. handwriting(def 4).

Origin of writing

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at write, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM writing

self-writ·ing, adjectiveun·writ·ing, adjective

Definition for writing (2 of 2)

write
[ rahyt ]
/ raɪt /

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.

Verb Phrases

Origin of write

before 900; Middle English writen, Old English wrītan; cognate with Old Saxon wrītan to cut, write, German reissen to tear, draw, Old Norse rīta to score, write

OTHER WORDS FROM write

mis·write, verb (used with object), mis·wrote, mis·writ·ten, mis·writ·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH write

right rite wright write
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British Dictionary definitions for writing (1 of 2)

writing
/ (ˈraɪtɪŋ) /

noun

Word Origin for writing

sense 8: allusion to Daniel 5:5

British Dictionary definitions for writing (2 of 2)

write
/ (raɪt) /

verb writes, writing, wrote or written

Derived forms of write

writable, adjective

Word Origin for write

Old English wrītan (originally: to scratch runes into bark); related to Old Frisian wrīta, Old Norse rīta, Old High German rīzan (German reissen to tear)
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Idioms and Phrases with writing

write

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