Writing
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Writing

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: r?tng, IPA(key): /'?a?t/
  • Hyphenation: writ?ing
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -a?t

Etymology 1

From Middle English writing, writyng, wryting, wrytyng, from Old English wr?ting ("writing"), equivalent to write +‎ -ing.

Noun

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writing (countable and uncountable, plural writings)

  1. (uncountable) Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.
    • 2017, Anthony J. McMichael, Alistair Woodward, Cameron Muir, Climate Change and the Health of Nations, ->ISBN, page 115:
      Early writing appeared in both societies around 3000 B.C.E., mainly for administrative purposes in Egypt and for accounting and trading in Sumer.
  2. (countable) Something written, such as a document, article or book.
  3. (uncountable) The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.
  4. (countable) A work of an author.
  5. (countable) The style of writing of a person.
    I can't read your writing.
  6. (as a modifier) Intended for or used in writing.
    a writing table
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Etymology 2

From Middle English writinge, wrytynge, writende, writand, from Old English wr?tende, present participle of Old English wr?tan ("to scratch, carve, write"), equivalent to write +‎ -ing.

Verb

writing

  1. present participle of write
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      What are you doing? - Um, I'm writing. - You are writing! You are writing a lot!
      (file)

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Old English

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Etymology

From wr?tan +‎ -ing.

Noun

wr?ting f

  1. writing

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Descendants

  • Middle English: writing, writyng, wryting, wrytyng

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