Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “writing”

See all translations

writing

noun uk   /ˈraɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
B1 [U] a person's style of writing with a pen on paper that can be recognized as their own: Do you recognize the writing on the envelope?A2 [U] something that has been written or printedB2 [U] the written work, such as stories or poems, of one person or a group of people: She is studying women's writing at the turn of the century.B2 [U] the activity of creating pieces of written work, such as stories, poems, or articles: I did a course in creative writing.A1 [U] the skill or activity of producing words on a surface: Teachers focus on speaking and writing in the afternoon classes.in writing B2 in written form: All bookings must be confirmed in writing.writings [plural] the written works of a person, especially when they have been published as books: the writings of Karl Marx
More examples
(Definition of writing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of writing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “writing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More