Meaning of WRITING in English


Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 : the act or process of one who writes: as a : the act or art of forming visible letters or characters specifically : HANDWRITING 1 b : the act or practice of literary or musical composition

2 : something written: as a : letters or characters that serve as visible signs of ideas, words, or symbols b : a letter, note, or notice used to communicate or record c : a written composition d : INSCRIPTION

3 : a style or form of composition

4 : the occupation of a writer especially : the profession of authorship

– writing on the wall : HANDWRITING ON THE WALL

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.