Definition of Writer

1. Noun. Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).

Exact synonyms: Author
Generic synonyms: Communicator
Specialized synonyms: Abstracter, Abstractor, Alliterator, Authoress, Biographer, Coauthor, Joint Author, Commentator, Reviewer, Compiler, Contributor, Cyberpunk, Drafter, Dramatist, Playwright, Essayist, Litterateur, Folk Writer, Framer, Gagman, Gagster, Gagwriter, Ghost, Ghostwriter, Gothic Romancer, Hack, Hack Writer, Literary Hack, Journalist, Librettist, Lyricist, Lyrist, Novelist, Pamphleteer, Paragrapher, Poet, Polemic, Polemicist, Polemist, Poetiser, Poetizer, Rhymer, Rhymester, Versifier, Scenarist, Scriptwriter, Space Writer, Speechwriter, Tragedian, Wordmonger, Word-painter, Wordsmith
Specialized synonyms: Aiken, Conrad Aiken, Conrad Potter Aiken, Alger, Horatio Alger, Algren, Nelson Algren, Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen, Anderson, Sherwood Anderson, Aragon, Louis Aragon, Asch, Shalom Asch, Sholem Asch, Sholom Asch, Asimov, Isaac Asimov, Auchincloss, Louis Auchincloss, Louis Stanton Auchincloss, Austen, Jane Austen, Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwin, James Baldwin, Baraka, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Leroi Jones, Barth, John Barth, John Simmons Barth, Barthelme, Donald Barthelme, Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Brown, Beauvoir, Simone De Beauvoir, Beckett, Samuel Beckett, Beerbohm, Max Beerbohm, Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm, Belloc, Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc, Bellow, Saul Bellow, Solomon Bellow, Benchley, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley, Benet, William Rose Benet, Ambrose Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett Bierce, Bierce, Boell, Heinrich Boell, Heinrich Theodor Boell, Arna Wendell Bontemps, Bontemps, Borges, Jorge Borges, Jorge Luis Borges, Boswell, James Boswell, Boyle, Kay Boyle, Bradbury, Ray Bradbury, Ray Douglas Bradbury, Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Bronte, Currer Bell, Emily Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, Anne Bronte, Bronte, Artemus Ward, Browne, Charles Farrar Browne, Buck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, Bunyan, John Bunyan, Anthony Burgess, Burgess, Burnett, Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Burroughs, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Burroughs, William Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, William Seward Burroughs, Butler, Samuel Butler, Cabell, James Branch Cabell, Caldwell, Erskine Caldwell, Erskine Preston Caldwell, Calvino, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Camus, Canetti, Elias Canetti, Capek, Karel Capek, Carroll, Charles Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Dodgson, Lewis Carroll, Reverend Dodgson, Cather, Willa Cather, Willa Sibert Cather, Cervantes, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De Cervantes, Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Chandler, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandler, Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte De Chateaubriand, Cheever, John Cheever, Chesterton, G. K. Chesterton, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Chopin, Kate Chopin, Kate O'flaherty Chopin, Agatha Christie, Christie, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Clemens, Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Cocteau, Jean Cocteau, Colette, Sidonie-gabrielle Claudine Colette, Sidonie-gabrielle Colette, Collins, Wilkie Collins, William Wilkie Collins, A. Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Conrad, Joseph Conrad, Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski, Cooper, James Fenimore Cooper, Crane, Stephen Crane, Cummings, E. E. Cummings, Edward Estlin Cummings, Clarence Day, Clarence Shepard Day Jr., Day, Daniel Defoe, Defoe, De Quincey, Thomas De Quincey, Charles Dickens, Charles John Huffam Dickens, Dickens, Didion, Joan Didion, Baroness Karen Blixen, Blixen, Dinesen, Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen, Doctorow, E. L. Doctorow, Edgard Lawrence Doctorow, Dos Passos, John Dos Passos, John Roderigo Dos Passos, Dostoevski, Dostoevsky, Dostoyevsky, Feodor Dostoevski, Feodor Dostoevsky, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoevski, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser, Alexandre Dumas, Dumas, Du Maurier, George Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier, Dame Daphne Du Maurier, Daphne Du Maurier, Du Maurier, Durrell, Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence George Durrell, Ehrenberg, Ilya Ehrenberg, Ilya Grigorievich Ehrenberg, Eliot, George Eliot, Mary Ann Evans, Ellison, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Waldo Ellison, Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Farrell, James Thomas Farrell, Edna Ferber, Ferber, Fielding, Henry Fielding, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, Flaubert, Gustave Flaubert, Fleming, Ian Fleming, Ian Lancaster Fleming, Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer, Ford Madox Ford, C. S. Forester, Cecil Scott Forester, Forester, Anatole France, France, Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Carlos Fuentes, Fuentes, Emile Gaboriau, Gaboriau, Galsworthy, John Galsworthy, Erle Stanley Gardner, Gardner, Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell, Gaskell, Dr. Seuss, Geisel, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Gibran, Kahlil Gibran, Andre Gide, Andre Paul Guillaume Gide, Gide, Gjellerup, Karl Gjellerup, Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Golding, Sir William Gerald Golding, William Golding, Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith, Gombrowicz, Witold Gombrowicz, Edmond De Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot De Goncourt, Goncourt, Goncourt, Jules Alfred Huot De Goncourt, Jules De Goncourt, Gordimer, Nadine Gordimer, Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov, Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov, Gorki, Gorky, Maksim Gorky, Maxim Gorki, Grahame, Kenneth Grahame, Grass, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass, Graves, Robert Graves, Robert Ranke Graves, Graham Greene, Greene, Henry Graham Greene, Grey, Zane Grey, Grimm, Jakob Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Haggard, Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Elizabeth Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane, Haldane, Edward Everett Hale, Hale, Alex Haley, Haley, Hall, Marguerite Radclyffe Hall, Radclyffe Hall, Dashiell Hammett, Hammett, Samuel Dashiell Hammett, Hamsun, Knut Hamsun, Knut Pedersen, Hardy, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Harris, James Thomas Harris, Harris, Joel Chandler Harris, Joel Harris, Bret Harte, Harte, Hasek, Jaroslav Hasek, Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ben Hecht, Hecht, Heinlein, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Anson Heinlein, Heller, Joseph Heller, Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Hesse, Heyse, Paul Heyse, Paul Johann Ludwig Von Heyse, Dubois Heyward, Edwin Dubois Hayward, Heyward, Higginson, Thomas Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, Hoffmann, Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Howells, William Dean Howells, Edmond Hoyle, Hoyle, Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard, Hughes, James Langston Hughes, Langston Hughes, Hunt, James Henry Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt, Aldous Huxley, Aldous Leonard Huxley, Huxley, Irving, John Irving, Irving, Washington Irving, Christopher Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood, Isherwood, Helen Hunt Jackson, Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson, Jackson, Jacobs, Jane Jacobs, Jacobs, W. W. Jacobs, William Wymark Jacobs, Henry James, James, Jensen, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Dr. Johnson, Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Erica Jong, Jong, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, James Joyce, Joyce, Franz Kafka, Kafka, Helen Adams Keller, Helen Keller, Keller, Jack Kerouac, Jean-louis Lebris De Kerouac, Kerouac, Ken Elton Kesey, Ken Kesey, Kesey, Joseph Rudyard Kipling, Kipling, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Koestler, Koestler, Jean De La Fontaine, La Fontaine, Lardner, Ring Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, Francois De La Rochefoucauld, La Rochefoucauld, D. H. Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence, Lawrence, Lawrence, Lawrence Of Arabia, T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Edward Lawrence, David John Moore Cornwell, John Le Carre, Le Carre, Dutch Leonard, Elmore John Leonard, Elmore Leonard, Leonard, Lermontov, Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, Doris Lessing, Doris May Lessing, Lessing, C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis, Lewis, Harry Sinclair Lewis, Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, John Griffith Chaney, London, Clarence Malcolm Lowry, Lowry, Malcolm Lowry, John Lyly, Lyly, Bulwer-lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer-lytton, First Baron Lytton, Lytton, Mailer, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, Malamud, Malory, Sir Thomas Malory, Thomas Malory, Andre Malraux, Malraux, Mann, Thomas Mann, Katherine Mansfield, Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp, Mansfield, Alessandro Manzoni, Manzoni, John Marquand, John Philip Marquand, Marquand, Marsh, Ngaio Marsh, A. E. W. Mason, Alfred Edward Woodley Mason, Mason, Maugham, Somerset Maugham, W. Somerset Maugham, William Somerset Maugham, Guy De Maupassant, Henri Rene Albert Guy De Maupassant, Maupassant, Francois Charles Mauriac, Francois Mauriac, Mauriac, Andre Maurois, Emile Herzog, Maurois, Mary Mccarthy, Mary Therese Mccarthy, Mccarthy, Carson Mccullers, Carson Smith Mccullers, Mccullers, Herbert Marshall Mcluhan, Marshall Mcluhan, Mcluhan, Herman Melville, Melville, Merton, Thomas Merton, James Albert Michener, James Michener, Michener, Henry Miller, Henry Valentine Miller, Miller, A. A. Milne, Alan Alexander Milne, Milne, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell, Mitchell, Mitford, Nancy Freeman Mitford, Nancy Mitford, Jessica Lucy Mitford, Jessica Mitford, Mitford, Michel Eyquem Montaigne, Michel Montaigne, Montaigne, L. M. Montgomery, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Montgomery, More, Sir Thomas More, Thomas More, Chloe Anthony Wofford, Morrison, Toni Morrison, H. H. Munro, Hector Hugh Munro, Munro, Saki, Dame Jean Iris Murdoch, Iris Murdoch, Murdoch, Alfred De Musset, Louis Charles Alfred De Musset, Musset, Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Nash, Ogden Nash, Harold Nicolson, Nicolson, Sir Harold George Nicolson, Benjamin Franklin Norris Jr., Frank Norris, Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Oates, Edna O'brien, O'brien, Flannery O'connor, Mary Flannery O'connor, O'connor, Liam O'flaherty, O'flaherty, John Henry O'hara, O'hara, Michael Ondaatje, Ondaatje, Philip Michael Ondaatje, Baroness Emmusca Orczy, Orczy, Eric Arthur Blair, Eric Blair, George Orwell, Orwell, Page, Thomas Nelson Page, Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Rothschild Parker, Parker, Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Boris Pasternak, Pasternak, Alan Paton, Alan Stewart Paton, Paton, Percy, Walker Percy, Gaius Petronius, Petronius, Petronius Arbiter, Plath, Sylvia Plath, Gaius Plinius Secundus, Pliny, Pliny The Elder, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Pliny, Pliny The Younger, Edgar Allan Poe, Poe, O. Henry, Porter, William Sydney Porter, Katherine Anne Porter, Porter, Emily Post, Emily Price Post, Post, Ezra Loomis Pound, Ezra Pound, Pound, John Cowper Powys, Powys, Powys, Theodore Francis Powys, Llewelyn Powys, Powys, Howard Pyle, Pyle, Pynchon, Thomas Pynchon, Ayn Rand, Rand, Mordecai Richler, Richler, Kenneth Roberts, Roberts, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Philip Milton Roth, Philip Roth, Roth, Jean-jacques Rousseau, Rousseau, Alfred Damon Runyon, Damon Runyon, Runyon, Ahmed Salman Rushdie, Rushdie, Salman Rushdie, A.e., George William Russell, Russell, Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois De Sade, De Sade, Marquis De Sade, Sade, J. D. Salinger, Jerome David Salinger, Salinger, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, George Sand, Sand, Carl Sandburg, Sandburg, Saroyan, William Saroyan, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Dorothy Sayers, Sayers, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von Schiller, Schiller, Scott, Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott, Robert William Service, Service, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Shaw, Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Shelley, Nevil Shute, Nevil Shute Norway, Shute, Georges Joseph Christian Simenon, Georges Simenon, Simenon, Sinclair, Upton Beall Sinclair, Upton Sinclair, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Singer, Smollett, Tobias George Smollett, Tobias Smollett, Baron Snow Of Leicester, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow, Snow, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Solzhenitsyn, Sontag, Susan Sontag, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark, Muriel Spark, Spark, Frank Morrison Spillane, Mickey Spillane, Spillane, Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker De Steal-holstein, Madame De Stael, Stael, Sir Richrd Steele, Steele, Gertrude Stein, Stein, John Ernst Steinbeck, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Marie Henri Beyle, Stendhal, Sir Leslie Stephen, Stephen, Laurence Sterne, Sterne, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stevenson, Francis Richard Stockton, Frank Stockton, Stockton, Abraham Stoker, Bram Stoker, Stoker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, Stowe, Styron, William Styron, Eugene Sue, Sue, John Addington Symonds, Symonds, Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Tagore, Ida M. Tarbell, Ida Minerva Tarbell, Ida Tarbell, Tarbell, Thackeray, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau, Alexis Charles Henri Maurice De Tocqueville, Alexis De Tocqueville, Tocqueville, Alice B. Toklas, Toklas, J.r.r. Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Tolkien, Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy, Anthony Trollope, Trollope, Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Ivan Turgenev, Turgenev, Sigrid Undset, Undset, Louis Untermeyer, Untermeyer, John Hoyer Updike, John Updike, Updike, Carl Clinton Van Doren, Carl Van Doren, Van Doren, Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas Llosa, Vargas Llosa, Jules Verne, Verne, Eugene Luther Vidal, Gore Vidal, Vidal, Arouet, Francois-marie Arouet, Voltaire, Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut, John Barrington Wain, John Wain, Wain, Alice Malsenior Walker, Alice Walker, Walker, Edgar Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace, Wallace, Fourth Earl Of Orford, Horace Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Walpole, Izaak Walton, Walton, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Ward, Robert Penn Warren, Warren, Evelyn Arthur Saint John Waugh, Evelyn Waugh, Waugh, Beatrice Webb, Martha Beatrice Potter Webb, Webb, H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells, Wells, Eudora Welty, Welty, Franz Werfel, Werfel, Cicily Isabel Fairfield, Dame Rebecca West, Rebecca West, West, Edith Newbold Jones Wharton, Edith Wharton, Wharton, E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White, White, Patrick Victor Martindale White, Patrick White, White, Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel, Wiesel, Oscar Fingal O'flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Wilde, Thornton Niven Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Wilder, Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, Sir Angus Wilson, Wilson, Harriet Wilson, Wilson, Owen Wister, Wister, P. G. Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, Wodehouse, Thomas Clayton Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe, Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr., Thomas Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Wolfe, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Ellen Price Wood, Mrs. Henry Wood, Wood, Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Woolf, Herman Wouk, Wouk, Richard Wright, Wright, S. S. Van Dine, Willard Huntington Wright, Wright, Israel Zangwill, Zangwill, Stefan Zweig, Zweig
Derivative terms: Auctorial, Author, Authorial, Authorship, Write, Write



2. Noun. A person who is able to write and has written something.

Definition of Writer

1. n. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.

2. n. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.

Definition of Writer

1. Noun. A person who writes, or produces literary work. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Writer

1. one that writes [n -S] - See also: writes

Medical Definition of Writer

1. 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. "They [came] that handle the pen of the writer." (Judg. V. 14) "My tongue is the pen of a ready writer." (Ps. Xlv. 1) 2. One who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels. "This pitch, as ancient writers do report, doth defile." (Shak) 3. A clerk of a certain rank in the service of the late East India Company, who, after serving a certain number of years, became a factor. Writer of the tallies, a painful spasmodic affection of the muscles of the fingers, brought on by excessive use, as in writing, violin playing, telegraphing, etc. Called also scrivener's palsy. Writer to the signet. See Signet. Origin: AS. Writere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Writer

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writedowns
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writer (current term)
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writer's blocks
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writerships
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writes up

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