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write (v.)

Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat, past participle writen), from Proto-Germanic *writan "tear, scratch" (source also of Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful.

For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513]

Words for "write" in most Indo-European languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (such as Latin scribere, Greek graphein, glyphein, Sanskrit rikh-); a few originally meant "paint" (Gothic meljan, Old Church Slavonic pisati, and most of the modern Slavic cognates). To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.

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Definitions of write from WordNet

write (v.)
produce a literary work;
He wrote four novels
Synonyms: compose / pen / indite
write (v.)
communicate (with) in writing;
Synonyms: drop a line
write (v.)
write music;
Synonyms: compose
write (v.)
mark or trace on a surface;
The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper
Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet
write (v.)
record data on a computer;
boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk
Synonyms: save
write (v.)
write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word);
Synonyms: spell
write (v.)
create code, write a computer program;
She writes code faster than anybody else
From wordnet.princeton.edu