from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who writes, especially as an occupation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who writes, or produces literary work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.
- n. One who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author.
- n. A clerk of a certain rank in the service of the late East India Company, who, after serving a certain number of years, became a factor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who understands or practises the art of writing; one who is able to write; a penman.
- n. One who does writing as a business; a professional scribe, scrivener, or amanuensis: used specifically in England of clerks to the former East India Company, and of temporary copying clerks in government offices; in Scotland, loosely, of law agents, solicitors, attorneys, etc., and sometimes of their principal clerks.
- n. A person who writes what he composes in his mind; the author of a written paper or of writings; an author in general; a literary producer of any kind: as, the writer of a letter; a writer of history or of fiction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is able to write and has written something
- n. writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
From Middle English, from Old English (Wiktionary)