- 1A person who has written a particular text: the writer of the letterMore example sentences
- A number of commentators, including letter writers to this newspaper, have made the point, banging on about the general rottenness of modern life.
- Creative leeway has always been granted to those novelists and letter writers who are able to pull off a controversial use of rhetoric with talent and grace.
- There also is usually a diverse mix of essayists and letter writers on our op-ed page.
- 1.1A person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation: the distinguished travel writer Freya StarkMore example sentences
- Members include a variety or writers and would vary from scribblers to novelists, poets, and writers of short stories and writers for children.
- Alex Ninian is a travel writer whose articles on India and other countries have appeared in numerous British and American publications.
- ‘The book is about growing old as a man,’ says short story writer, novelist and playwright Carl Nixon.
- 1.2 [with adjective] A person who writes in a specified way: Dickens was a prolific writerMore example sentences
- Hardy was an especially polished and prolific writer and had the greatest effect in leading this resurgence of British mathematics.
- Leach was such a skillful and prolific writer himself that I wondered why someone else would want to tell his story.
- An engineer, prolific writer and social activist with a difference, he was different things to different people.
- 1.3A composer of musical works: a writer of military musicMore example sentences
- Oscar Hammerstein - the greatest musical writer before Sondheim - was a friend of the Sondheim family, and adopted the teenage musician as a protégé.
- It is now my intention to invite a few experienced musical writers willing to share their thoughts on the matter, so watch this space!
- Musical writers have ran out of ideas - and their producers are refusing to take risks on something that may well turn out to be a flop.
- 1.4 Computing A device that writes data to a storage medium.More example sentences
- Support for multimedia devices such as CD writers is improved but SuSE support for scanners, though improved, remains less than perfect.
- You could use a zip drive, a CDR / DVD writer, a USB drive or a secure online storage service.
- Goods seized included 1000s of illegal copies of software, music and films plus PCs, CD / DVD writers and video recorders.
- 1.5 Stock Market A broker who makes an option available for purchase or sells options.More example sentences
- The writers look at many options and identify opportunities to meet different financial needs.
- The option writers on the gold floor have been writing calls on the metals markets with impunity as of late.
- The writer of a naked option, be it a put or a call, would therefore not benefit from a rise in volatility since writers desire the price of the option to decline.
- 1.6 [with adjective] A person who has a specified kind of handwriting: neat writersMore example sentences
- Writing on paper is great, and I, too, am a fast and neat writer.
- If you're a sloppy writer, try to find a way to write messily but still make it look good.
- The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.More example sentences
- I've been trying for some time to help Suzy overcome a bad case of writer's block, partly by encouraging her to blog.
- Some call it writer's block, others, cruelly, call it a lack of creativity.
- From his output, you wouldn't think Stephen King suffered from writer's block.
- Pain or stiffness in the hand caused by excessive writing.More example sentences
- Their definition of a disease is loose, at best; the list includes everything from cancer and AIDS to constipation, colour blindness, writer's cramp and the hiccups.
- Getting writer's cramp in the midst of What Maisie Knew, Henry James hired a shorthand typist and his style changed accordingly.
- A fellow joked afterwards that I should have writer's cramp what with all the books I had to sign.
Old English wrītere (see write).