from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To set (something) down in writing; to record something.
  • verb transitive To write (something) in a simple or condescending style.
  • verb transitive, accounting To make a downward adjustment in the value of an asset.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb reduce the estimated value of something
  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word write down.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.