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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Old English wrītan, from Proto-Germanic *writan, possibly from rītsan, rīzan, meaning to scratch or mark. Cognate with Dutch rijten, German ritzen, Norwegian rita

Infinitive
to write

Third person singular
writes

Simple past
wrote or archaic, writ

Past participle
written

Present participle
writing

to write (third-person singular simple present writes, present participle writing, simple past wrote or archaic, writ, past participle written)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
    The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
    Your son has been writing on the wall.
  2. (transitive) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
    My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
  3. (transitive, US) To send a letter to.
    Please write me when you get there.
  4. (transitive) To show (information, etc) in written form.
    The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
  5. (intransitive) To be an author.
    I write for a living.
  6. (transitive, computing) To record (data) mechanically or electronicaly.
    The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it.


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