v 1: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote
four novels" [syn: compose
2: communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every
3: have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many
books did Georges Simenon write?"'She published 25 books
during her long career" [syn: publish
4: communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
[syn: drop a line
5: communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming
6: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" [syn: compose
7: mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese
characters on a big piece of white paper"
8: record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written
on the hard disk"
9: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally
accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled
the word wrong in this letter" [syn: spell