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British pronunciation/ɹˈa‌ɪt/
American pronunciation/ˈɹaɪt/
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to make letters, words, or numbers on a surface, usually on a piece of paper, with a pen or pencil

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to write definition and meaning
1.1

(of a pen or pencil) to function properly or in way that is mentioned

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I shook the pen, but it still won't write.
The marker cap was left off, and now it won't write.
The pencil lead keeps breaking, and it won't write properly.
I tried scribbling to get the marker to write, but it's not working.
1.2

to know how to use a pen, pencil, etc. to mark coherent or readable words or letters

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She prefers to write with a fountain pen.
He's learning how to write in kindergarten.
I'm teaching my little brother how to write.
They offer classes for adults to learn to read and write.
02

to compose a written message and send it to someone as a letter or email

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to put the information that is required in the appropriate places on a form

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The accountant will write a receipt for your payment.
They wrote a check for the rent payment.
He's writing a check for the membership fee.
She's writing a prescription for your medication.
03

to produce or compose a piece of literary work or a text to be published or reproduced

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to compose a musical piece

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She wrote a ballad dedicated to her best friend.
They're planning to write a symphony for the orchestra.
She's known for writing touching lyrics for her songs.
Which sonata did Beethoven write last?
He's been working hard to write a new guitar riff.
3.2

to state or declare the words or the information mentioned, especially in a book

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The travel writer vividly wrote about the sights and sounds of the bustling city.
In the introduction, the author writes about the inspiration behind the story.
The historian wrote that the event marked a turning point in history.
The journalist wrote of the challenges faced by the local community.
'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,' wrote Eleanor Roosevelt.
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(computing) to enter data into a computer or disk

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Can you write your address on this form?
He quickly wrote the important phone number.
They grabbed a marker to write a message on the whiteboard.
He used a crayon to write his name on the art project.
The teacher wrote the alphabet letters in a straight row on the whiteboard.
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