writing Definition

  • 1the activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text
  • 2written work, especially with regard to its style or quality

Using writing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "writing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have been practicing my writing skills for years.

  • Example

    Her writing is clear and concise.

  • Example

    The writing on the wall was barely legible.

  • Example

    He is currently working on his new writing project.

writing Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for writing

Idioms Using writing

  • an event or situation that clearly indicates that something unpleasant or unwelcome is going to happen


    With the company's financial troubles, the writing is on the wall for many employees.

  • to stimulate one's creativity in writing


    She listens to music to get her creative writing juices flowing.

  • a sign or warning of a future event


    The recent drop in sales is the writing on the wall for the company's future.

Phrases with writing

  • in a written form, typically used for agreements or contracts


    We need to have this agreement in writing before we proceed.

  • a technique in which a person writes continuously without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic


    She uses free writing as a way to brainstorm ideas for her stories.

  • writing that is done for the purpose of educating, informing, or directing someone on how to do something


    The manual is an example of technical writing.

Origins of writing

from Old English 'wrītan', meaning 'to score, scratch, write'


Summary: writing in Brief

Writing [ˈraɪtɪŋ] refers to the activity or skill of composing text by marking coherent words on paper. It can also refer to written work, especially with regard to its style or quality. Examples of writing include practicing writing skills, clear and concise writing, and writing projects. Writing extends into phrases like 'in writing,' and idioms like 'the writing is on the wall,' denoting a clear indication of an unpleasant event.

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