›[I or T]to put letters, numbers or symbols on a piece of paper or a computer screen, using a pen, pencil or keyboard: Write your name and address on the form.The negative figures were written in red.
›[I or T]to create a document in order to supply information or communicate with someone: He wrote a letter of complaint to the Customer Services Department.A report written by the finance committee made several cost-cutting recommendations.written communication/confirmation/statement
›[T](alsowrite sth out)to put all the necessary information on a form: They wrote me a cheque for $5,000 in compensation.
›[T]INSURANCEto provide insurance: The bank does not write its own insurance but offers building and contents cover through a third party.
›[T]ITto record data in the memory of a computer or a disk: write sth to sthThe file failed to write to disk because it was too large.
›[T]ITto create a computer program: The computer package was specially written for market research purposes.