Hypertext Webster Gateway: "written"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Write \Write\, v. t. [imp. {Wrote}; p. p. {Written}; Archaic
imp. & p. p. {Writ}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Writing}.] [OE. writen,
AS. wr[=i]tan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to OS.
wr[=i]tan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to tear, to
rend, G. reissen, OHG. r[=i]zan, Icel. r[=i]ta to write,
Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. {Race} tribe,
1. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance
of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable
instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to
write figures.

2. To set down for reading; to express in legible or
intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed;
to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to
set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.

Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to
one she loves. --Shak.

I chose to write the thing I durst not speak To her
I loved. --Prior.

3. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.

I purpose to write the history of England from the
accession of King James the Second down to a time
within the memory of men still living. --Macaulay.

4. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth
written on the heart.

5. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own
written testimony; -- often used reflexively.

He who writes himself by his own inscription is like
an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless
picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell
passengers what shape it is, which else no man could
imagine. --Milton.

{To write to}, to communicate by a written document to.

{Written laws}, laws deriving their force from express
legislative enactment, as contradistinguished from
unwritten, or common, law. See the Note under {Law}, and
{Common law}, under {Common}, a.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Written \Writ"ten\,
p. p. of {Write}, v.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: set down in writing in any of various ways; "written
evidence" [ant: {spoken}]
2: systematically collected and written down; "written laws"
[ant: {unwritten}]
3: written as for a film or play or broadcast [syn: {scripted}]
[ant: {unscripted}]

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