from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fluent and prolific writer, especially one who writes professionally.
- n. An expert on words.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who uses words skillfully.
- v. To apply craftsman-like skills to word use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fluent and prolific writer
Flyovercountry @wordsmith: Investor's Business Daily poll, conducted in 2006. wordsmith @Flyovercountry #32: My further point was that the acts of Muslim terror, ...
As Obama is not what we call a wordsmith, it has been suggested it was written for him by William Ayers.
His faith in the idea that he could be considered just another aspiring wordsmith is touching, if ingenuous; even if his prose somehow turned out to be staggeringly brilliant, the critics and bloggers and readers who make up the literary establishment would rather die than admit it.
For England’s Queen Elizbath I, Prometheus Club playwrights Will Shakespeare and Kit Marley risk their lives to keep her safe and on the throne; Faerie Queen Mab’s only wordsmith is Kit who crosses the veil between the two realms, but has other supporters too.
CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama’s wordsmith is moving to the West Wing.
"Webster the wordsmith was a compiler, not a prescriber," he writes at one point.
Put on your "Metaphoric Goggles" and view each version as a professional rhetorician or "wordsmith" would.
Campbell didn't seem to find it troubling or ironic that an American had been imported to help a Brit sell himself to Britain, or that Blair inhabits a home lived in by the greatest "wordsmith" of all, Winston Churchill.
Iain Dale is more a wordsmith which is why it's a good blog.
Resist the urge to say you will "wordsmith" your list of New Year's resolutions rather than write one.