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WRITE, v.t. pret. wrote.; pp. writ, written. [L.]

1. To form by a pen on paper or other material, or by a graver on wood or stone; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures. We write characters on paper with pen and ink; we write them on stone with a graving tool.

2. To express by forming letters and words on paper or stone; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement. The ten commandments were written with the finger of God on tables of stone. Exodus 31.

3. To engrave. [See the preceding definition.]

4. To impress durable. Write useful truths on the heart.

5. To compose or produce, as an author.

6. To copy; to transcribe.

7. To communicate by letter.

I chose to write the thing I durst not speak to her I lovd.

WRITE, v.i.

1. To perform the act of forming characters, letters or figures, as representatives of sounds or ideas. Learn to write when young.

2. To be employed as a clerk or an amanuensis. A writes for B. D writes in one of the public offices.

3. To play the author; as, he thinks, he speaks, he writes, he sings.

4. To recite or relate in books. Josephus wrote of the wars of the Jews.

5. To send letters.

He wrote for all the Jews concerning their freedom.

6. To call ones self; to be entitled; to use the style of.

Those who began to write themselves men, but thought it no shame to learn.

7. To compose; to frame or combine ideas and express them in words.

They can write up to the dignity and character of their authors.



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WRITE, v.t. pret. wrote.; pp. writ, written. [L.]

1. To form by a pen on paper or other material, or by a graver on wood or stone; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures. We write characters on paper with pen and ink; we write them on stone with a graving tool.

2. To express by forming letters and words on paper or stone; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement. The ten commandments were written with the finger of God on tables of stone. Exodus 31.

3. To engrave. [See the preceding definition.]

4. To impress durable. Write useful truths on the heart.

5. To compose or produce, as an author.

6. To copy; to transcribe.

7. To communicate by letter.

I chose to write the thing I durst not speak to her I lovd.

WRITE, v.i.

1. To perform the act of forming characters, letters or figures, as representatives of sounds or ideas. Learn to write when young.

2. To be employed as a clerk or an amanuensis. A writes for B. D writes in one of the public offices.

3. To play the author; as, he thinks, he speaks, he writes, he sings.

4. To recite or relate in books. Josephus wrote of the wars of the Jews.

5. To send letters.

He wrote for all the Jews concerning their freedom.

6. To call ones self; to be entitled; to use the style of.

Those who began to write themselves men, but thought it no shame to learn.

7. To compose; to frame or combine ideas and express them in words.

They can write up to the dignity and character of their authors.

WRITE, v.i.

  1. To perform the act of forming characters, letters, or figures, as representatives of sounds or ideas. Learn to write when young.
  2. To be employed as a clerk or an amanuensis. A writes for B. D writes in one of the public offices.
  3. To play the author; as, he thinks, he speaks, he writes, he sings.
  4. To recite or relate in books. Josephus wrote of the wars of the Jews.
  5. To send letters. He wrote for all the Jews concerning their freedom. – Esdras.
  6. To call one's self; by be entitled; to use the style of. Those who began to write themselves men, but thought no shame to learn. – Fell.
  7. To compose; to frame or combine ideas and express then in words. They can write up to the dignity and character of their authors. – Felton.

WRITE, v.t. [pret. wrote; pp. writ, written. Sax. writan, awritan, gewritan; Ice. rita; Goth. writs, a letter. The sense is to scrape, to scratch, to rub; probably from the root of grate, and L. rado.]

  1. To form by a pen on paper or other material, or by graver on wood or stone; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures. We write characters on paper with pen and ink; we write them on stone with a graving tool.
  2. To express by forming letters and words on paper or stone; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement. The ten commandments were written with the finger of God on tables of stone. – Exod. xxxi.
  3. To engrave. [See the preceding definition.]
  4. To impress durably. Write useful truths on the heart.
  5. To compose or produce, as an author.
  6. To copy; to transcribe.
  7. To communicate by letter. I chose to write the thing I durst not speak / To her I lov'd. – Prior.

Write
  1. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures.
  2. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.

    Chaucer.

    So it stead you, I will write,
    Please you command.
    Shak.

  3. To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.

    Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to one she loves. Shak.

    I chose to write the thing I durst not speak
    To her I loved.
    Prior.

  4. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices.
  5. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.

    I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time within the memory of men still living. Macaulay.

  6. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.

    They can write up to the dignity and character of the authors. Felton.

  7. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.
  8. To compose or send letters.

    He wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm up into Jewry concerning their freedom. 1 Esdras iv. 49.

  9. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; -- often used reflexively.

    He who writes himself by his own inscription is like an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell passengers what shape it is, which else no man could imagine. Milton.

    To write to, to communicate by a written document to. -- Written laws, laws deriving their force from express legislative enactment, as contradistinguished from unwritten, or common, law. See the Note under Law, and Common law, under Common, a.

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Write

WRITE, verb transitive preterit tense wrote.; participle passive writ, written. [Latin]

1. To form by a pen on paper or other material, or by a graver on wood or stone; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures. We write characters on paper with pen and ink; we write them on stone with a graving tool.

2. To express by forming letters and words on paper or stone; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement. The ten commandments were written with the finger of God on tables of stone. Exodus 31:1.

3. To engrave. [See the preceding definition.]

4. To impress durable. write useful truths on the heart.

5. To compose or produce, as an author.

6. To copy; to transcribe.

7. To communicate by letter.

I chose to write the thing I durst not speak to her I lovd.

WRITE, verb intransitive

1. To perform the act of forming characters, letters or figures, as representatives of sounds or ideas. Learn to write when young.

2. To be employed as a clerk or an amanuensis. A writes for B. D writes in one of the public offices.

3. To play the author; as, he thinks, he speaks, he writes, he sings.

4. To recite or relate in books. Josephus wrote of the wars of the Jews.

5. To send letters.

He wrote for all the Jews concerning their freedom.

6. To call ones self; to be entitled; to use the style of.

Those who began to write themselves men, but thought it no shame to learn.

7. To compose; to frame or combine ideas and express them in words.

They can write up to the dignity and character of their authors.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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tree

TREE, n.

1. The general name of the largest of the vegetable kind, consisting of a firm woody stem springing from woody roots, and spreading above into branches which terminate in leaves. A tree differs from a shrub principally in size, many species of trees growing to the highth of fifty or sixty feet, and some species to seventy or eighty, and a few, particularly the pine, to a much greater highth.

Trees are of various kinds; as nuciferous, or nut-bearing trees; bacciferous, or berry-bearing; coniferous, or cone-bearing, &c. Some are forest-trees, and useful for timber or fuel; others are fruit trees, and cultivated in gardens and orchards; others are used chiefly for shade and ornament.

2. Something resembling a tree, consisting of a stem or stalk and branches; as a genealogical tree.

3. In ship-building, pieces of timber are called chess-trees, cross-trees, roof-trees, tressel-trees, &c.

4. In Scripture, a cross.

--Jesus, whom they slew and hanged on a tree. Act.10.

5. Wood.

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