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.