to make letters or numbers on a surface, especially using a pen or a pencil
In some countries children don't start learning to read and write until they are six.
Please write in pen on both sides of the paper.
I haven't got anything to write with.
Write your name at the top of the paper.
The teacher wrote the answers on the board.
The ‘b’ had been wrongly written as a ‘d’.
to produce sth in written form so that people can read, perform or use it, etc.
to write a novel/a song/an essay/a computer program, etc.
He hopes to write a book about his experiences one day.
She had to write a report on the project.
Who was ‘London Fields’ written by?
Which opera did Verdi write first?
I wanted to travel and then write about it.
He writes for the ‘New Yorker’ (= works as a writer) .
No decision has been made at the time of writing .
She wrote him several poems.
to put information, a message of good wishes, etc. in a letter and send it to sb
Bye! Don't forget to write.
She wrote to him in France.
Can you write and confirm your booking?
I'm writing to enquire about language courses.
I wrote a letter to the Publicity Department.
I wrote the Publicity Department a letter.
She wrote that they were all fine.
Write me while you're away.
He wrote me that he would be arriving Monday.
They wrote thanking us for the present.
state in writing
to state the information or the words mentioned
In his latest book he writes that the theory has since been disproved.
Ancient historians wrote of a lost continent beneath the ocean.
to put information in the appropriate places on a cheque or other form
to write out a cheque
I'll write you a receipt.
to record data in the memory of a computer
An error was reported when he tried to write data to the file for the first time.
to work correctly or in the way mentioned
This pen won't write.
of a feeling
to be very obvious to other people from the expression on sb's face
Guilt was written all over his face.
to show clearly the quality mentioned or the influence of the person mentioned
It was a performance with star quality written all over it.
This essay has got Mike written all over it.
not especially good; ordinary
used when you are stating that there is nothing more that can be said about sth or that sth is completely finished
of an agreement or official document
having no value, especially legally, or because one of the people involved has no intention of doing what they said they would
to write sb a letter replying to their letter
I'm afraid I never wrote back.
She wrote back saying that she couldn't come.
to write sth on paper, especially in order to remember or record it
Write down the address before you forget it.
to reduce the value of assets when stating it in a company's accounts
to write a letter to an organization or a company, for example to ask about sth or to express an opinion
I'll write in for more information.
to add an extra name to your voting paper in an election in order to be able to vote for them
to include a rule or condition in a contract or an agreement when it is made
to write to an organization or a company, usually in order to ask them to send you sth
I've written off for the catalogue.
to cancel a debt; to recognize that sth is a failure, has no value, etc.
注销一笔债务 / 一项投资
to write off a debt/an investment
to damage sth, especially a vehicle, so badly that it cannot be repaired
to decide that sb/sth is a failure or not worth paying any attention to
to write sth on paper, including all the details, especially a piece of work or an account of sth
to remove a character from a regular series on television or radio
to record sth in writing in a full and complete form, often using notes that you made earlier
把笔记 / 会议记录细节整理成文
to write up your notes/the minutes of a meeting