Meaning of WRITING in English

/ruy"ting/ , n.

1. the act of a person or thing that writes.

2. written form: to commit one's thoughts to writing.

3. that which is written; characters or matter written with a pen or the like: His writing is illegible.

4. such characters or matter with respect to style, kind, quality, etc.

5. an inscription.

6. a letter.

7. any written or printed paper, as a document or deed.

8. literary or musical style, form, quality, technique, etc.: Her writing is stilted.

9. a literary composition or production.

10. the profession of a writer: He turned to writing at an early age.

11. the Writings , Hagiographa.

12. writing on the wall . See handwriting (def. 4).

[ 1175-1225; ME; see WRITE, -ING 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .