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US /ˈraɪ.t̬ɚ/ 
UK /ˈraɪ.tər/ 

someone who writes books, stories etc, especially as a job

writer - نویسنده
Persian equivalent: 

نويسنده‌، مولف‌


She is a well-known writer of children's books.

او یک نویسنده ی معروف کتاب کودکان است.

Oxford Essential Dictionary


a person who writes books, stories, etc.:
Charles Dickens was a famous writer.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


writer S3 W2 /ˈraɪtə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[Word Family: noun: writer, writing, rewrite; verb: write, rewrite; adjective: written ≠ unwritten]
1. someone who writes books, stories etc, especially as a job ⇨ author, playwright:
She’s one of my favourite writers.
a science-fiction writer
writer on
a well-known writer on American music
writer of
a writer of children’s stories
2. someone who has written something or who writes in a particular way:
He’s always been a sloppy writer.
writer of
the writer of the previous message on this topic
• • •
a good/great writer She was a very good writer. | Dr Johnson was already a great writer at the age of thirty-five.
a fiction/science-fiction/mystery writer The movie is based on a story by science-fiction writer Phillip K. Dick.
a travel/history/sports etc writer (=someone who writes articles and books about a subject) This region of Europe does not excite many travel writers.
a prolific writer (=someone who writes a lot of books etc) He was a prolific writer of everything from poems to essays.
a freelance writer She now works as a freelance writer.
• • •
writer someone who writes books, stories, or articles in as a job: Greene was one of the finest writers of his generation. | a writer for the Independent on Sunday magazine | I always wanted to be a writer.
author someone who writes books, especially works of literature, or someone who wrote a particular book: Among the guests was the author Salman Rushdie. | The author will be signing copies of his book. | He was the author of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’.
novelist someone who writes books about imaginary people or events: Charles Dickens was one of the greatest 19th century novelists. | the romantic novelist Barbara Cartland
poet someone who writes poems: a class studying the works of modern American poets
playwright someone who writes plays: Shakespeare was the greatest playwright in English history.
dramatist someone who writes plays - used especially in literary writing, about playwrights in the past: the great French dramatist, Moliere
scriptwriter (also screenwriter) someone who writes plays for films or television: Three or four scriptwriters work on the show.
blogger someone who regularly writes about a particular subject on their own website: a travel blogger | a blogger who writes about the differences between American and British English

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


writer [writer writers]   [ˈraɪtə(r)]    [ˈraɪtər]  noun
1. a person whose job is writing books, stories, articles, etc
• writers of poetry

• a travel/cookery, etc. writer

2. a person who has written a particular thing

• the writer of this letter

3. (with an adjective) a person who forms letters in a particular way when they are writing
• a messy writer  
Word Origin:
Old English wrītere, of Germanic origin.  
Example Bank:
• As one twelfth-century writer put it, English wine could be drunk only with closed eyes and through clenched teeth.
• He is a prominent writer on civil liberties.
• He's just released a new album after two years of writer's block.
• Is political culture, as some writers have suggested, in a state of collapse?
• She gives talks about being a black woman writer.
• The present writer has no experience in microbiology.
• The present writer= the person writing has no experience in microbiology.
• The writer drew on his own experience to write this script.
• Unlike many writers of the period, she is not preoccupied with morality.
• We have decided not to employ a writer in residence after June.
• a chance for aspiring writers to get their work published
• a freelance feature writer for Time
• a popular writer who has written over forty books
• a very prolific crime writer
• a writer of children's books
• a writer to the letters column
• early writers in sociology
• her career as a writer
• one of the best writers in journalism today
• one of the greatest writers of all time
• He joined the newspaper in 1923 as an editorial writer.
• a travel/science/cookery writer

• the writer of this letter/article/computer program

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

writer /ˈraɪ.təʳ/ US /-ţɚ/
noun [C]
a person who writes books or articles to be published:
a travel/sports/fiction/crime writer
She is a well-known writer of children's books.

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary



 1) N-COUNT: oft supp N A writer is a person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job.
  Turner is a writer and critic.
  ...detective stories by American writers.
  ...novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux.
  ...Frank Keating, this paper's respected sports writer.
 2) N-COUNT: usu with supp The writer of a particular article, report, letter, or story is the person who wrote it.
  No-one is to see the document without the permission of the writer of the report...
  I can't agree with the letter writer who claims bringing back the death penalty would be an abuse of human rights.

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 


writ·er /ˈraɪtɚ/ noun, pl -ers [count]
1 : someone whose work is to write books, poems, stories, etc.
• She is my favorite French writer.
• He's a writer of horror stories.
• a course on 19th-century writers
• The magazine is looking for freelance writers.
2 : someone who has written something
• The writer of the best essay will win a prize.
• They identified the writer of the mysterious letter.

Books and reading

  1. What's your favorite book? What kind of books do you like most? (mystery, detective, science fiction,…)
  2. Who is your favorite writer?
  3. What was the name of the last book you read? What was it about?
  4. How often do you read books? How many hours a week do you read?
  5. What is the longest book you have ever read? How many pages is it? How long did it take you to finish reading it?
  6. Have you ever thought about writing a book? What would it be about?
  7. Is there a book you never finished reading it? Why?

Likes and Dislikes

  1. What kind of books do you like? Who's your favorite writer?
  2. What type of music do you like? Who's your favorite singer?
  3. What's your favorite sport? Use three adjectives to say why you like it?
  4. Do you like movies? What kind of movies do you enjoy? Who is your favorite actor/director?
  5. What's your favorite color?
  6. What's your favorite food and restaurant?
  7. Do you like to watch TV? What programs do you watch on TV? 
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