Meaning of “writer” in the English Dictionary

"writer" in British English

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writernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈraɪ.tər/ us /ˈraɪ.t̬ɚ/

B1 a person who writes books or articles to be published:

She is a well-known writer of children's books.

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  • The writer has used several complex grammatical constructions.
  • He pored over the letter searching for clues about the writer.
  • He was a successful businessman before becoming a writer.
  • Two writers collaborated on the script for the film.
  • He is widely regarded as one of the best writers of our times.

(Definition of “writer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"writer" in American English

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writernoun [ C ]

us /ˈrɑɪ·t̬ər/

a person who writes articles, books, etc., to be published:

a sports writer
a well-known writer of children’s books

(Definition of “writer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"writer" in Business English

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writernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈraɪtər/ us

someone who writes books, articles, etc.:

a political writer

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the seller of an options contract (= right to buy or sell shares, etc. on or before a particular future date)

INSURANCE →  underwriter

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(Definition of “writer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)