/ ˈraɪtɪŋ; NAmE / noun
[ U ] the activity of writing, in contrast to reading, speaking, etc. :
Our son's having problems with his reading and writing (= at school)
a writing case (= containing paper, pens, etc.)
[ U ] the activity of writing books, articles, etc., especially as a job :
Only later did she discover a talent for writing.
He is leaving the band to concentrate on his writing.
feminist / travel, etc. writing
—see also songwriting
[ U ] books, articles, etc. in general :
The review is a brilliant piece of writing.
writings [ pl. ] a group of pieces of writing, especially by a particular person or on a particular subject :
His experiences in India influenced his later writings.
the writings of Hegel
[ U ] words that have been written or painted on sth :
There was writing all over the desk.
[ U ] the particular way in which sb forms letters when they write
SYN handwriting :
Who's this from? I don't recognize the writing.
- in writing
- the writing is on the wall | see the writing on the wall