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a person who has written a particular text:the writer of the letter a person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation:the distinguished travel writer Freya Stark [with adjective] a person who writes in a specified way:Dickens was a prolific writer a composer of musical works:a writer of military music Computing a device that writes data to a storage medium. Stock Market a broker who makes an option available for purchase or sells options. [with adjective] a person who has a specified kind of handwriting:neat writers British historical a scribe. British archaic a clerk, especially in the navy or other government offices.