1 a person who writes or has written something.
2 a person who writes books; an author.
3 a clerk, esp. in the Navy or in government offices.
4 a scribe.
Phrases and idioms:
writer's cramp a muscular spasm due to excessive writing. Writer to the Signet a Scottish solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session.
Etymology: OE writere (as WRITE)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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Writer — Writ er, n. [AS. wr[=i]tere.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. [1913 Webster] They [came] that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. [1913 Webster] My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1. [1913 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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