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IELTS BNC: 1484 COCA: 1528


writing /ˈraɪtɪŋ/ noun
plural writings
plural writings
Learner's definition of WRITING
: the activity or work of writing books, poems, stories, etc.写作
: the way that you use written words to express your ideas or opinions写作方式
: books, poems, essays, letters, etc.作品;著作
[noncount] : words, numbers, or symbols that have been written or printed on something(书写或印刷的)文字,数字,符号
: the activity or skill of forming letters and numbers with a pen, pencil, etc.写;书写
: the particular way in which someone writes letters and numbers : handwriting笔迹;字迹

in writing

: in the form of a letter or a document以书面形式

the writing is on the wall

or see/read the writing on the wall
see 1wall
IELTS BNC: 1484 COCA: 1528



writ·​ing ˈrī-tiŋ How to pronounce writing (audio)
: the act or process of one who writes: such as
: the act or art of forming visible letters or characters
specifically : handwriting sense 1
: the act or practice of literary or musical composition
: something written: such as
: letters or characters that serve as visible signs of ideas, words, or symbols
: a letter, note, or notice used to communicate or record
: a written composition
: a style or form of composition
: the occupation of a writer
especially : the profession of authorship
writing on the wall
: an omen or sign of one's unpleasant fate
No one told him he was going to be fired, but he could see the writing on the wall. [=he could see that he was going to be fired soon]

Example Sentences

Writing usually isn't a lucrative career, but it has been very fulfilling for me. He teaches creative writing at the university. Few people nowadays care about the art of letter writing. The novel's plot is okay, but the writing is horrible. I asked a friend to critique my writing. Her essay was a wonderful piece of writing. She has a unique writing style. Much of the best Japanese writing has not been translated into English. the writings of Benjamin Franklin a book of selected writings on moral philosophy See More
Recent Examples on the Web At the time of writing, Putin was set to deliver a speech in the early hours of Wednesday morning possibly outlining Russia’s next steps. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2022 All odds come courtesy of BetMGM and are reflective at time of writing. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 At the time of writing, a release date for the Luminor Due Luna models was unavailable. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2022 The Arizona Republic has reached out for details regarding Cheba Hut's renovations and reopening, but there has been no response as of writing. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2022 In traditional societies, before the invention of writing, the old people were like walking Wikipedias. Lucy Feldman, Time, 15 Sep. 2022 Alex Espinoza is the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of creative writing at UC Riverside. Alex Espinoza, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 At the time of writing, an iPhone 12 in good condition will get you $530, while an iPhone 11 can go for up to $340. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 8 Sep. 2022 At the time of writing, #rosemaryoil has more than 112 million views on the app. Lauren Dana Ellman, Allure, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of writing was in the 13th century
IELTS BNC: 1484 COCA: 1528


1activity/job of writing寫作ADJECTIVE | ... OF WRITING | VERB + WRITING | WRITING + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEeffective有效的寫作The book aims to teach effective essay writing.這本書旨在教授實用短文寫作。creative, descriptive, imaginative創作;描寫;想像性寫作clear, concise, sharp清晰的/簡潔的/尖銳的寫作academic, critical, editorial, scientific, technical學術/評論/社論/科學/技術寫作essay, feature, fiction, journal, letter, novel, prose, report, script, song (usually songwriting) 隨筆寫作;特稿撰寫;小說創作;日記寫作;信函寫作;長篇小說創作;散文寫作;報告撰寫;劇本創作;歌曲創作business, food, history, science, travel, etc.商務、美食、歷史、科學、遊記等寫作opinion (especially NAmE) 評論寫作developmental (NAmE) 進階寫作freelance, professional自由撰稿;職業寫作student (especially NAmE) 學生寫作the evaluation of student writing對學生寫作的評閱... OF WRITINGpiece一篇文章VERB + WRITINGteach教授寫作improve改進寫作WRITING + NOUNskills寫作技巧style寫作風格His writing style is well suited to this subject matter.他的寫作風格很適合這種題材。PREPOSITIONwriting for為⋯寫作the process of writing for publication為出版而寫作的過程writing in用⋯寫作Students do most of their academic writing in English.學生們大部份的學術寫作都是使用英文。writing of⋯的寫作Housman's description of the writing of poetry豪斯曼對於詩歌寫作的描述PHRASESa style of writing寫作風格


2written/printed words書寫或印刷文字VERB + WRITING | PREPOSITION VERB + WRITINGput sth in, put sth into把⋯用文字寫下來The arrangement was never put into writing.那次協定從未有文字記錄。PREPOSITIONin writing用書面形式This agreement has to be confirmed in writing.這個協議必須書面確認。


3(often writings) books, etc.文字作品ADJECTIVE | ... OF WRITING | VERB + WRITING | WRITING + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEfine, good, great優秀作品;好作品;傑作bad糟糕的作品influential影響深遠的作品early, later早期/後期作品His experiences in India influenced his later writings.在印度的經歷對他後來的作品產生了影響。ancient, contemporary古代/當代作品Ancient writings reinforce their claims to the land.古代的文字作品強化了他們對土地所有權的索求。published, unpublished出版的/未出版的作品prose散文作品academic, autobiographical, critical, historical, philosophical, political, sacred, scholarly, scientific, theoretical學術著作;自傳作品;評論作品;歷史著作;哲學著作;政治著作;宗教著作;科學著作;理論著作Christians share some of their sacred writings with the Jews.基督徒與猶太教徒的部份聖典是共通的。popular通俗作品collected, selected全集;選集Ruskin's collected writings《羅斯金作品全集》... OF WRITINGpiece一篇作品anthology, collection作品選集;作品全集an anthology of writing about jazz有關爵士樂的文章選集VERB + WRITINGread閱讀作品publish出版著作His writings on the history of art were published by Greenway and Settle.他有關藝術史的著作是由格林韋與塞特爾出版的。WRITING + VERBbe about sth, deal with sth作品關於⋯;著作討論⋯Her early writing was concerned with the French Revolution.她早期作品關注的是法國大革命。include sth, range作品包括⋯/範圍涉及His writings range from ancient to contemporary art.他的作品內容從古代藝術到當代藝術,跨度很大。indicate sth, provide sth, reflect sth, show sth, suggest sth作品表明⋯/提供⋯/反映⋯/顯示⋯/暗示出⋯His writings provide us with a first-hand account of the civil war.他的作品為我們提供了有關內戰的第一手報道。Her writings reflect the breadth of her interests.她的作品反映出她廣泛的興趣。influence sb/sth, inspire sb/sth作品影響⋯/啟發⋯PREPOSITIONin... writing在⋯作品中You find more technical words in scientific writing.在科技作品中術語用得更多一些。through sb's writing通過某人的作品Her influence has been greatest through her writings.她藉助作品表現出巨大的影響力。writing about關於⋯的作品Her name crops up frequently in writings about the Renaissance.她的名字頻繁地出現在有關文藝復興的作品中。writing by某人的作品a collection of writings by artists藝術家著作集writing for為⋯創作的作品the composer's fine writing for the piano該作曲家的優秀鋼琴作品writing on有關⋯的著作The book is a collection of writings on death by various authors.該書是一本不同作家論述死亡的文集。


4putting words on paper寫字VERB + WRITING | WRITING + NOUN | PHRASES VERB + WRITINGdo, practise/practice練習寫字Every morning the children do writing.孩子們每天早晨都練習寫字。improve改進書法WRITING + NOUNpaper信紙desk寫字枱PHRASESreading and writing讀和寫


5handwriting字跡 see also handwriting ADJECTIVE | VERB + WRITING | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEsmall, tiny小字體;極小的字體legible, neat清晰的/整潔的筆跡illegible難辨認的筆跡cursive, joined-up (BrE) 草書/連筆字體childish稚嫩的筆跡spidery細長潦草的筆跡VERB + WRITINGhave字體⋯He has very neat writing.他的字寫得非常整潔。read看懂筆跡I can't read your writing.我看不懂你寫的字。recognize認出筆跡I didn't recognize the writing.我辨認不出那種筆跡。decipher辨認字跡PREPOSITIONin sb's writing為某人的筆跡The list was in Elizabeth's writing.這個名單是伊麗莎白寫的。
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0_0: Translations of writing
  • # n.
    翰: pen, writing, writing brush
    文: certain natural phenomena, character, culture, formal ritual, language, writing
    文字: character, script, writing
    寫作: literature, script, text, writing
    籀: writing
    著述: writing
    作: work, writing
    墨跡: ink marks, painting, writing

0_0: Definitions of writing
  • # noun.
    - the activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text.
    * parents want schools to concentrate on reading, writing, and arithmetic
    - the activity or occupation of composing text for publication.
    * she made a decent living from writing

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