Meaning of “write” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /raɪt/ (past tense wrote, past participle written)
WORDS [ I, T ]

A1 to produce words, letters, or numbers on a surface using a pen or pencil:

Write your name at the top of the page.
She can't read or write.
BOOK [ I, T ]

B1 to create a book, story, article, etc or a piece of music:

He's writing a book on Russian literature.
She writes for Time magazine.

A2 to send someone a letter:

[ + two objects ] I wrote her a letter last week.
Has Bill written to you recently?
DOCUMENT [ T ] (also write out)

to put all the information that is needed on a document:

He wrote out a cheque for £250.

(Definition of “write” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)