Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb write

10 senses of write

Sense 1
write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")
       => create verbally -- (create with or from words)
          Phrasal Verb-> write out#1

Sense 2
write -- (communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
publish, write -- (have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career")
       => create verbally -- (create with or from words)

Sense 4
write, drop a line -- (communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!")
       => correspond -- (exchange messages; "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years")

Sense 5
write -- (communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 6
compose, write -- (write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 7
write -- (mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet")
       => trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")

Sense 8
write, save -- (record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk")
       => record, tape -- (register electronically; "They recorded her singing")

Sense 9
spell, write -- (write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter")

Sense 10
write -- (create code, write a computer program; "She writes code faster than anybody else")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Antonyms of adj written

3 senses of written

Sense 1
written (vs. spoken) -- (set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence")

spoken (vs. written) -- (uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person"; "sharp-spoken")
        => expressed, uttered, verbalized, verbalised -- (communicated in words; "frequently uttered sentiments")
        => oral, unwritten -- (using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement")
        => verbal -- (expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract")
        => viva-voce, word-of-mouth -- (expressed orally; "a viva-voce report"; "the film had good word-of-mouth publicity")

Sense 2
written (vs. unwritten) -- (systematically collected and written down; "written laws")

unwritten (vs. written) -- (based on custom rather than documentation; "an unwritten law"; "rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence)
        => common-law (predicate) -- (based on common law; "a common-law right")

Sense 3
scripted (vs. unscripted), written -- (written as for a film or play or broadcast)


Similarity of adj written

3 senses of written

Sense 1
written (vs. spoken) -- (set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence")
       => backhand, left-slanting -- ((of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward)
       => cursive -- (having successive letter joined together; "cursive script")
       => engrossed -- (written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document)
       => graphic, graphical, in writing (predicate) -- (written or drawn or engraved; "graphic symbols")
       => handwritten -- (written by hand)
       => holographic -- (written wholly in the handwriting of the signer; "a holographic will")
       => inscribed -- (written (by handwriting, printing, engraving, or carving) on or in a surface)
       => longhand -- (having words written out in full by hand; "longhand writing")
       => scrivened -- (copied in handwriting)
       => shorthand -- (written in abbreviated or symbolic form; "shorthand notes")
          Also See-> scripted#1, written#3

Sense 2
written (vs. unwritten) -- (systematically collected and written down; "written laws")
       => codified, statute (predicate) -- (enacted by a legislative body; "statute law"; "codified written laws")

Sense 3
scripted (vs. unscripted), written -- (written as for a film or play or broadcast)

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