Meaning of WRITING in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ raɪtɪŋ ]

( writings)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Writing is something that has been written or printed.

‘It’s from a notebook,’ the sheriff said, ‘And there’s writing on it.’...

If you have a complaint about your holiday, please inform us in writing.



You can refer to any piece of written work as writing , especially when you are considering the style of language used in it.

The writing is brutally tough and savagely humorous...

It was such a brilliant piece of writing.



Writing is the activity of writing, especially of writing books for money.

She had begun to be a little bored with novel writing.

...activities to help prepare children for writing.



Your writing is the way that you write with a pen or pencil, which can usually be recognized as belonging to you.

It was a little difficult to read your writing...

I think it’s due to being left handed that he’s got terrible writing.

= handwriting

N-UNCOUNT : usu poss N


An author’s writings are all the things that he or she has written, especially on a particular subject.

Althusser’s writings are focused mainly on France...

The pieces he is reading are adapted from the writings of Michael Frayn.

N-PLURAL : usu with poss


If you say that the writing is on the wall , you mean that there are clear signs that a situation is going to become very difficult or unpleasant.

The writing is clearly on the wall. If we do nothing about it, we shall only have ourselves to blame.

PHRASE : V inflects

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