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writing [ 'raitiŋ] n.书写,写;著作

writing ['raitiŋ] 书写,笔迹,作品,著述

writ [ rit] n.命令状,书面命令

六艺:礼、乐、射、御、书、数 "six classical arts: rites, music, archery, riding, writing, arithmetic"

confirmation in writing 以书面形式确认

Prisoners are sometimes restrained from writing to their families.
有时候不允许囚犯写信回家。

He was occupied in writing letters.
他忙着写信。

There is no harm in writing down your name on the form.
在表格里写下你的名字不会有什么坏处。

When he left school he took up news writing.
他毕业后开始从事新闻写作。

His writing shows the diversity of human character and ability.
他的作品展示了人类性格和能力的多样性。

Thank you for writing and allowing me to clarify the present position.
感谢你给我写信并让我解释目前的处境。

This novel doesn't rival with his earlier writing.
这部小说比不上他以前的作品。

His writing is highly imaginative.
他的写作极富想像力。

Who are you writing to?
你在给谁写信?

I'm writing to an old friend.
给一个老朋友。

He will become a writer if he goes on doing well in writing.
如果他仍写的这么好的话,他将成为一个作家。

As a senior, Peter is writing his thesis.
作为大学四年级学生,彼得正在写毕业论文。

I like writing, but I wouldn't take it as my career.
我喜欢协作但不愿以此为职业。

I had to sit up all night writing the report.我不得不熬通宵写报告。

The problem is, how to encourage a child to express himself freely and confidently in writing without holding him back with the complexities of spelling?
问题是,怎样鼓励一个孩子在写作时自由自信的表达自己,而不被拼写的复杂所捆绕。

It may have been a sharp criticism of the pupil’s technical abilities in writing, but it was also a sad reflection on the teacher who had omitted to read the essay, which contained some beautiful expressions of the child’s deep feelings.
这可能是对学生在写作中的技术能力的尖锐批评,但也是老师的失败的悲哀反映——忽略了朗读文章,这其中优美的表达可以激发孩子们的深刻感受。

Fallois proposed that Proust had tried to begin a novel in 1908, abandoned it for what was to be a long demonstration of Saint-Beure’s blindness to the real nature of great writing, found the essay giving rise to personal memories and fictional developments, and allowed these to take over in a steadily developing novel.
Fallois提出Proust 1908年就开始写小说了,因为Saint-Beure对于写作的真实性质的忽视,他把小说放置了。后来开始流行个人回忆录和科幻小说,这些东西和小说一起稳步地发展。

He earned his bread by writing novels.
他靠写小说维生。

I like the style of his writing but I don't like the content.
我喜欢他的写作风格,但是不喜欢他的内容。

She discovered the joy of writing.
她感到了写作的乐趣。

His writing has improved greatly in this semester.
这学期他的写作有了很大进步。

He is writing a letter now.
他现在正在写信。

While Mary was writing a letter, the children were playing outside.
玛丽写信时,孩子们在外面玩耍。

I've been writing for three hours.
我已经写了三个小时了。

By writing you learn to write.
从写作中学写作。

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
读书使人渊博,交谈使人机敏,写作使人严谨。

Magnetic writing 磁写

Any departure from the terms and conditions of the contract must be advised in writing.
任何与合同条款相背离的地方,都应以书面形式通知。

down : 写下,记下(on paper or in writing)
write down 写下
copy down 抄下
note down 记下
take down 记下
put down 记下
get down 记下
have down 写下

get one's feet wet参与,开始做
It's not good to concentrate all your efforts on just writing. You should get your feet wet and trying pinting or dancing.
单单写作对你不好。你应该涉猎一下绘画或舞蹈。

We're writing you in order to establish business relationship.
我们写此信是为了与你方建立业务关系。

笔迹 penmanship; calligraphy; chirography; handwriting; writing; autography

八股 [bā gǔ] /eight -part essay/stereotyped writing/

白描 [bái miáo] /line drawing in traditional ink and brush style/simple and straightforward style of writing/

败笔 [bài bǐ] /a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting/a faulty expression in writing/

板书 [bǎn shū] /writing on the blackboard/

笔 [bǐ] /pen/pencil/writing brush/to write or compose/the strokes of Chinese characters/

笔触 [bǐ chù] /brush stroke in Chinese painting and calligraphy/brushwork/style of drawing or writing/

笔调 [bǐ diào] /(of writing) tone/style/

笔法 [bǐ fǎ] /technique of writing/calligraphy/or drawing/

笔锋 [bǐ fēng] /the tip of a writing brush/vigor of style in writing/stroke/touch/

笔杆 [bǐ gǎn] /the shaft of a pen or writing brush/pen-holder/pen/

笔记 [bǐ jì] /take down (in writing)/notes/a type of literature consisting mainly of short sketches/

笔尖 [bǐ jiān] /nib/pen point/the tip of a writing brush or pencil/

笔录 [bǐ lù] /put down (in writing)/take down/notes/record/

笔帽 [bǐ mào] /the cap of a pen, pencil, or writing brush/

笔墨 [bǐ mò] /pen and ink/words/writing/

笔算 [bǐ suàn] /do a sum in writing/written calculation/

笔谈 [bǐ tán] /conversation by writing/sketches and notes/

笔套 [bǐ tào] /the cap of a pen, pencil, or writing brush/the sheath of a pen (made of cloth, silk or thread/

笔头 [bǐ tóu] /ability to write/writing skill/written/in written form/

笔下 [bǐ xià] /the wording and purport of what one writes/

波澜起伏 [bō lán qǐ fú] /of a piece of writing with one climax following another/

雌黄 [cí huáng] /orpiment/arsenic trisulphide As2S3/make changes in writing/malign/criticize without grounds/

古文 [gǔ wén] /(n) Classical Chinese writing/

后话 [hòu huà] /something to be taken up later in speech or writing/

急切 [jí qiè] /(adv) eagerly, used in writing/(adj) eager, used in writing/

楷 [kǎi] /norm/model/(writing)/

令状 [lìng zhuàng] /writ/

流畅 [liú chàng] /flowing (of speech, writing)/smooth and easy/

毛笔 [máo bǐ] /writing brush/

明文 [míng wén] /(laws, rules, etc) state in writing/

明文规定 [míng wén guī dìng] /expressly stipulated (in writing)/

抨击 [pēng jī] /attack (verbally or in writing)/

篇 [piān] /sheet/piece of writing/(a measure word)/chapter/article/

篇幅 [piān fu ] /(take up or devote) space/ink/time (in a printed page or news story)/length (of a piece of writing)/

篇章 [piān zhāng] /writing/sections and chapters/

书板 [shū bǎn] /(writing) tablet/

书面 [shū miàn] /in writing/written (guarantee, etc.)/

书写符号 [shū xiě fú hào] /writing symbol/

塑造 [sù zào] /(v) model or mould sth/(v) use words or writing to portray/

忘却 [wàng què] /(v) forget, usually only used in writing/

文 [wén] /language/culture/writing/formal/literary/

写成 [xiě chéng] /to compile (fashion through writing)/

写字台 [xiě zì tái] /(n) writing desk/

写作 [xiě zuò] /writing/written works/

诒 [yí] /a present in writing/bequeath/

译者 [yì zhě] /translator (of writing)/

籀 [zhòu] /(surname)/(writing)/develop/

着述 [zhù shù] /writing/

Feeling threatened, companies responded by writing ever-longer warning labels, trying to anticipate every possible accident.
公司因此感到了威胁,便做出了反应,写出越来越长的警示标识语,力图预先标明种种可能发生的事故。
Today, stepladders carry labels several inches long that warn, among other things, that you might — surprised! — fall off.
现在,梯子上警告标签有几英寸长,除了警告你其他可能发生的意外情况外,还警告你可能会摔下来,简直是莫名其妙!
The label on a child's Batman cape cautions that the toy "does not enable user to fly."
印在儿童编幅侠披风上的标识语竟然也告诫说,本玩具“无法让用户飞行”。

His mind was ready for the unpredictable.
他的思想在准备思考不可预测的事。
Unpredicability is part of the essential nature of research.
不可预测性是科学研究不可或缺的一个重要特征。
If you don't have unpredictable things, you don't have research.
如果没有不可预测现象的产生就无所谓科学研究了。
Scientists tend to forget this when writing their cut and dried reports for the technical journals, but history is filled with examples of it.
科学家们在为科学杂志撰写千篇一律的报告时常常忘记这一点,而历史上这样的例子却比比皆是。

Nor, if regularity and conformity to a standard pattern are as desirable to the scientist as the writing of his papers would appear to reflect, is management to be blamed for discriminating against the "odd balls" among researchers in favor of more conventional thinkers who "work well with the team."
如果像他们的论文所反映的那样,科学家也想看到规律性和与某种标准模式的一致性,那么如果管理人员歧视研究人员中的“标新立异者”,而赞赏“善于合作”的具有传统思维模式的人,那也是无可指摘的。

This nonverbal "spatial" thinking can be just as creative as painting and writing.
这种非语言的空间思维方式与绘画和写作一样具有创意。
Robert Fulton once wrote, "The mechanic should sit down among levers, screws, wedges, wheels, etc, like a poet among the letters of the alphabet, considering them as exhibition of his thoughts, in which a new arrangement transmits a new idea."
罗伯特·法欧曾写道:“技术人员坐在杠杆、螺钉、楔子、轮子等中间,如同一位诗人处在词汇之中,应该把它们看做是自己思想的一种表达,每一个新的组合都能传达一个新的意念。”

{adj: Cyrillic} relating to or written in the alphabet used for writing Slavic languages
"Cyrillic writing"

{adj: Jamesian} of or relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his writing

{adj: alphabetic, alphabetical} relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
"alphabetical writing system"
<-> analphabetic

{adj: analphabetic, unlettered} having little acquaintance with writing
"special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society"

{adj: analphabetic} relating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic
<-> alphabetic

{adj: archaistic} imitative of an archaic style or manner
"archaistic writing"

{adj: awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen} not elegant or graceful in expression
"an awkward prose style"
"a clumsy apology"
"his cumbersome writing style"
"if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

{adj: barren, destitute, devoid, innocent} completely wanting or lacking
"writing barren of insight"
"young recruits destitute of experience"
"a novel devoid of wit and inventiveness"
"a life empty of happiness"
"innocent of literary merit"
"void of understanding"

{adj: biblical} in keeping with the nature of the Bible or its times or people
"biblical styles in writing"
"a beard of biblical proportions"
"biblical costumes"

{adj: borderline, marginal} of questionable or minimal quality
"borderline grades"
"madj.allarginal writing ability"

{adj: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome} so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
"a boring evening with uninteresting people"
"the deadening effect of some routine tasks"
"a dull play"
"his competent but dull performance"
"a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
"what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
"tedious days on the train"
"the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
"other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

{adj: boustrophedonic} of or relating to writing alternate lines in opposite directions

{adj: crimson, red, violent} characterized by violence or bloodshed
"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke
"fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray
"convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

{adj: defensive, justificative, justificatory} attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

{adj: digressive, discursive, excursive, rambling} (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
"amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"
"a rambling discursive book"
"his excursive remarks"
"a rambling speech about this and that"

{adj: episodic} of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
"the book is episodic and the incidents don't always hang together"

{adj: exceptionable, objectionable} liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
"a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing"
"found the politician's views objectionable"

{adj: expository, expositive} serving to expound or set forth
"clean expository writing"

{adj: finished} (of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected
"a dazzling and finished piece of writing"
"a finished violinist"

{adj: foregoing} especially of writing or speech; going before

{adj: functionally illiterate} having reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs

{adj: functional} designed for or capable of a particular function or use
"a style of writing in which every word is functional"
"functional architecture"
<-> nonfunctional

{adj: graphic, graphical, in writing} written or drawn or engraved
"graphic symbols"

{adj: hieratic} written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing
"hieratic Egyptian script"

{adj: hieroglyphic, hieroglyphical} resembling hieroglyphic writing

{adj: hieroglyphic, hieroglyphical} written in or belonging to a writing system using pictorial symbols

{adj: journalistic} of or relating to or having the characteristics of journalism
"journalistic writing"

{adj: leisured} free from duties or responsibilities
"he writes in his leisure hours"
"life as it ought to be for the leisure classes"- J.J.Chapman
"even the artist and the sculptor were not regarded...as leisured men"- Ida Craven

{adj: limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous} (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
"writes in a limpid style"
"lucid directions"
"a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
"pellucid prose"
"a crystal clear explanation"
"a perspicuous argument"

{adj: literary} appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing
"when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"

{adj: longhand} having words written out in full by hand
"longhand writing"

{adj: majuscule} of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
<-> minuscule

{adj: nibbed} (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind
"a broad-nibbed pen"

{adj: oral, unwritten} using speech rather than writing
"an oral tradition"
"an oral agreement"

{adj: philosophic, philosophical} of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
"philosophical writing"
"a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology"

{adj: pictographic} consisting of or characterized by the use of pictographs
"a pictographic script"
"pictographic stage in the development of writing"

{adj: preliterate, nonliterate} used of a society that has not developed writing

{adj: rhetorical} concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking
"a rhetorical question is one asked solely to produce an effect (especially to make an assertion) rather than to elicit a reply"
<-> unrhetorical

{adj: scriptural} written or relating to writing

{adj: sterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive} deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
"a sterile ideology lacking in originality"
"unimaginative development of a musical theme"
"uninspired writing"

{adj: syllabic} consisting of or using a syllabary
"eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing"

{adj: transcribed} taken down in writing especially from notes or dictated or recorded information

{adj: unrhymed, unrimed, rhymeless, rimeless} not having rhyme
"writing unrhymed blank verse is like playing tennis without a net"
<-> rhymed

{adj: writ large} made more obvious or prominent
"the effect of...his irregular life could be seen writ large on his gaunt features"

{adj: written} set down in writing in any of various ways
"written evidence"
<-> spoken

{adv: as needed, as required, pro re nata, PRN} according to need (physicians use PRN in writing prescriptions)
"add water as needed"

{adv: badly} without skill or in a displeasing manner
"she writes badly"
"I think he paints very badly"
<-> well

{adv: below, infra} (in writing) see below
"vide infra"

{adv: diabolically, devilishly, fiendishly} as a devil; in an evil manner
"his writing could be diabolically satiric"

{adv: fastidiously} in a fastidious manner
"he writes extremely musical music, of which the sound is fastidiously calculated and yet agreeably spontaneous and imaginative"

{adv: hereto} to this writing or document
"the charts hereto attached"

{adv: highly, extremely} to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
"highly successful"
"He spoke highly of her"
"does not think highly of his writing"
"extremely interesting"

{adv: illegibly, undecipherably, unreadably} in an illegible manner
"this student writes illegibly"
<-> legibly

{adv: now, at present} at the present moment
"goods now on sale"
"the now-aging dictator"
"they are now abroad"
"he is busy at present writing a new novel"
"it could happen any time now"

{adv: on paper, in writing} as written or printed
"this is exactly what the composer had set down on paper"

{adv: once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst} at a previous time
"at one time he loved her"
"her erstwhile writing"
"she was a dancer once";

{adv: pretentiously} in a pretentious manner
"this author writes pretentiously"
<-> unpretentiously

{adv: well} with skill or in a pleasing manner
"she dances well"
"he writes well"
<-> badly

{n: Alfred, AElfred, Alfred the Great} king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899)

{n: Arabic alphabet} the alphabet of 28 characters derived from Aramaic and used for writing Arabic languages (and borrowed for writing Urdu)

{n: Armenian, Armenian alphabet} a writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written

{n: Babylonian} the ideographic and syllabic writing system in which the ancient Babylonian language was written

{n: Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word} the sacred writings of the Christian religions
"he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

{n: Braille, Louis Braille} French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)

{n: Carnegie, Dale Carnegie} United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)

{n: Chinese} any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system

{n: Church Father, Father of the Church, Father} (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

{n: Cyrillic alphabet, Cyrillic} an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages

{n: Dante, Dante Alighieri} an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)

{n: Devanagari, Devanagari script, Nagari, Nagari script} a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi

{n: Fleming, Ian Fleming, Ian Lancaster Fleming} British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)

{n: Hebrew alphabet, Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew script} a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)

{n: Herodotus} the ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (485-425 BC)

{n: India ink, drawing ink} a black liquid ink used for printing or writing or drawing

{n: Isherwood, Christopher Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood} United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)

{n: Java} a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming language used for writing applets that are downloaded from the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's machine

{n: Joyce, James Joyce, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce} influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941)

{n: Kakemono} a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom

{n: Linear A} an undeciphered writing system used in Crete in the 17th century B.C.

{n: Masorah, Masora} a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts

{n: Mayan, Maya} a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
"Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"

{n: Napier, John Napier} Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)

{n: Parallel Lives} a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays

{n: Roman alphabet, Latin alphabet} the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe

{n: Sequoya, Sequoyah, George Guess} Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)

{n: Tertullian, Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus} Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)

{n: access, memory access} (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

{n: account} the quality of taking advantage
"she turned her writing skills to good account"

{n: agraphia, anorthography, logagraphia} a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion

{n: alphabetic writing, alphabetic script} a writing system based on alphabetic characters

{n: amorist} one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love

{n: amphigory, nonsense verse} nonsensical writing (usually verse)

{n: analysis} a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

{n: annalist} a historian who writes annals

{n: annotator} a commentator who writes notes to a text

{n: art form} (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)

{n: artificial intelligence, AI} the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively
"workers in AI hope to imitate or duplicate intelligence in computers and robots"

{n: assize} an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property

{n: attachment} a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding

{n: authorship, paternity} the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
"the authorship of the theory is disputed"

{n: autobiographer} someone who writes their own biography

{n: automatic pilot, autopilot} a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
"she went about her chores on automatic pilot"
"too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot"
"she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot"

{n: bailiff} an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.

{n: baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle} pretentious or silly talk or writing

{n: bawdry, bawdy} lewd or obscene talk or writing
"it was smoking-room bawdry"
"they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"

{n: belles-lettres, belles lettres} creative writing valued for esthetic content

{n: best evidence rule} a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required

{n: bigram} a word that is written with two letters in an alphabetic writing system

{n: biographer} someone who writes an account of a person's life

{n: black humor, black humour} the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect

{n: blackboard, chalkboard} sheet of slate; for writing with chalk

{n: blue book} a blue booklet used in universities for writing examinations

{n: bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah} pompous or pretentious talk or writing

{n: bond, bond paper} a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

{n: boustrophedon} an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs'

{n: braille} a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals

{n: capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule} one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
"printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
<-> lowercase

{n: capitalization, capitalisation} writing in capital letters

{n: certiorari, writ of certiorari} a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case

{n: chalk dust} dust resulting from writing with a piece of chalk
"chalk dust covered the teacher's hands"

{n: character set} an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing

{n: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling} a young person of either sex
"she writes books for children"
"they're just kids"
"`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"

{n: chronicler} someone who writes chronicles

{n: cipher, cypher, cryptograph, secret code} a secret method of writing

{n: clipboard} a small writing board with a clip at the top for holding papers

{n: coauthor, joint author} a writer who collaborates with others in writing something

{n: columnist, editorialist} a journalist who writes editorials

{n: conciseness, concision, pithiness, succinctness} terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words

{n: conflict} opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
"this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"

{n: contribution} a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

{n: copperplate} a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings

{n: court order} a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something

{n: crayon, wax crayon} writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing

{n: cryptogram, cryptograph, secret writing} a piece of writing in code or cipher

{n: cryptography, coding, secret writing, steganography} act of writing in code or cipher

{n: cyclostyle} a writing implement with a small toothed wheel that cuts small holes in a stencil

{n: davenport} a small decorative writing desk

{n: deixis} the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs

{n: desk} a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments

{n: dictation} speech intended for reproduction in writing

{n: discourse} extended verbal expression in speech or writing

{n: disk drive, disc drive, hard drive, Winchester drive} computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

{n: dithyramb} a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing

{n: document, written document, papers} writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

{n: drafting} writing a first version to be filled out and polished later

{n: dramatist, playwright} someone who writes plays

{n: dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre} the art of writing and producing plays

{n: drawer} the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else

{n: drive} (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

{n: dullness, bluntness} without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
"the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
<-> sharpness, sharpness

{n: dump routine} a routine that writes from an internal store to some external medium

{n: elementary education} education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school

{n: encyclopedist, encyclopaedist, compiler} a person who compiles (or writes for) encyclopedias

{n: energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vim} an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
"his writing conveys great energy"
"a remarkable muscularity of style"

{n: engraver} a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching

{n: epigraph} a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing

{n: execution, writ of execution} a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out

{n: exposition} an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
"we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background"

{n: expression, verbal expression, verbalism} the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
"expressions of good will"
"he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"
"the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"

{n: fabrication, fictionalization, fictionalisation} writing in a fictional form

{n: fantasy, phantasy} fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
"she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"

{n: felt-tip pen, felt-tipped pen, felt tip, Magic Marker} a pen with a writing tip made of felt (trade name Magic Marker)

{n: fieri facias} a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt

{n: flourish} an ornamental embellishment in writing

{n: fluency, volubility, articulateness} the quality of being facile in speech and writing

{n: fluency} skillfulness in speaking or writing

{n: folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop} nonsensical talk or writing

{n: framer} someone who writes a new law or plan
"the framers of the Constitution"

{n: gagman, gagster, gagwriter} someone who writes comic material for public performers

{n: gazetteer} a journalist who writes for a gazette

{n: glossarist} a scholiast who writes glosses or glossaries

{n: gossip columnist} a journalist who writes a column of gossip about celebrities

{n: habeas corpus, writ of habeas corpus} a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

{n: habeas corpus} the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment

{n: hair stroke} a very fine line in writing or printing

{n: handwriting} the activity of writing by hand
"handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"

{n: hieroglyph, hieroglyphic} a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt

{n: hieroglyph, hieroglyphic} writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)

{n: historian, historiographer} a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it

{n: historical document, historical paper, historical record} writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)

{n: historiography} the writing of history

{n: history} all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
"the dawn of recorded history"
"from the beginning of history"

{n: huckster} a person who writes radio or tv advertisements

{n: humorist, humourist} someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

{n: ideography} the use of ideograms in writing

{n: illegibility} writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered
<-> legibility

{n: injunction, enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist order} (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
"injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"

{n: inkstand} a tray or stand for writing implements and containers for ink

{n: inkwell, inkstand} a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped

{n: ink} a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing

{n: input routine} a routine that writes from an external source to an internal store

{n: jeu d'esprit} a witty comment or writing

{n: laid paper} writing paper having a watermark of fine lines running across the grain

{n: lapboard} writing board used on the lap as a table or desk

{n: ledger paper} a durable writing paper used in record books and business ledgers

{n: legibility, readability} writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
<-> illegibility

{n: letter paper} writing paper for use in writing correspondence

{n: lexicography} the act of writing dictionaries

{n: literary composition, literary work} imaginative or creative writing

{n: literature} creative writing of recognized artistic value

{n: longhand, running hand, cursive, cursive script} rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

{n: lyricist, lyrist} a person who writes the words for songs

{n: mandamus, writ of mandamus} an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail

{n: marker} a writing implement for making a mark

{n: material} things needed for doing or making something
"writing materials"
"useful teaching materials"

{n: message pad, writing pad} a pad of paper on which messages can be written

{n: metrification} writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)

{n: motor aphasia, Broca's aphasia, ataxic aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasia} aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired

{n: music paper, score paper} paper with lines appropriate for writing music

{n: narrative, narration, story, tale} a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
"his narrative was interesting"
"Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

{n: newspaper columnist} a columnist who writes for newspapers

{n: newspaper critic} a critic who writes a column for the newspapers

{n: nib, pen nib} the writing point of a pen

{n: nihil} (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ)


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