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WRITING, ppr.

1. Forming, as characters, with a pen, style or graver.

2. a. Used or intended for writing; as writing paper.

WRITING, n.

1. The act or art of forming letters and characters, on paper, wood, stone or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and the words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. We hardly know which to admire most, the ingenuity or the utility of the art of writing.

2. Any thing written or expressed in letters; hence, any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, &c.

3. A book; any written composition; a pamphlet; as the writings of Addison.

4. An inscription. John 19.

5. Writings, plu. conveyances of lands; deeds; or any official papers.



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WRITING, ppr.

1. Forming, as characters, with a pen, style or graver.

2. a. Used or intended for writing; as writing paper.

WRITING, n.

1. The act or art of forming letters and characters, on paper, wood, stone or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and the words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. We hardly know which to admire most, the ingenuity or the utility of the art of writing.

2. Any thing written or expressed in letters; hence, any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, &c.

3. A book; any written composition; a pamphlet; as the writings of Addison.

4. An inscription. John 19.

5. Writings, plu. conveyances of lands; deeds; or any official papers.

WRIT-ING, n.

  1. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. We hardly know which to admire most, the ingenuity or the utility of the art of writing.
  2. Any thing written or expressed in letters; hence, any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, &c.
  3. A book; any written composition; a pamphlet; as, the writings of Addison.
  4. An inscription. – John xix.
  5. Writings, plur. conveyances of lands; deeds; or any official papers.

WRIT'ING, ppr.

  1. Forming, as characters, with a pen, style, or graver.
  2. adj. Used or intended for writing; as, writing paper.

Writ"ing
  1. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs.
  2. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters

    ; as: (a)
  3. Handwriting; chirography.

    Writing book, a book for practice in penmanship. -- Writing desk, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon; also, a case containing writing materials, and used in a similar manner. -- Writing lark (Zoöl.), the European yellow-hammer; -- so called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs. [Prov. Eng.] -- Writing machine. Same as Typewriter. -- Writing master, one who teaches the art of penmanship. -- Writing obligatory (Law), a bond. -- Writing paper, paper intended for writing upon with ink, usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized. -- Writing school, a school for instruction in penmanship. -- Writing table, a table fitted or used for writing upon.

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Writing

WRITING, participle present tense

1. Forming, as characters, with a pen, style or graver.

2. adjective Used or intended for writing; as writing paper.

WRITING, noun

1. The act or art of forming letters and characters, on paper, wood, stone or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and the words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. We hardly know which to admire most, the ingenuity or the utility of the art of writing

2. Any thing written or expressed in letters; hence, any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, etc.

3. A book; any written composition; a pamphlet; as the writings of Addison.

4. An inscription. John 19:19.

5. Writings, plural conveyances of lands; deeds; or any official papers.

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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.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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