Author

  • 1 author — I (originator) noun architect, auctor, begetter, causer, composer, contriver, creator, deviser, discoverer, effecter, fabricator, founder, generator, inaugurator, initiator, innovater, institutor, introducer, inventor, maker, manufacturer,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 author — Ⅰ. author UK US /ˈɔːθər/ noun [C] ► the writer of a book, article, etc.: »He is a best selling author. »The author of the report said his findings were very worrying. ► a person who begins or creates something: »The authors of the proposal want… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 author — 1. noun. An author is a male or a female writer; authoress is widely regarded as depreciatory or even offensive. when used by men, although women writers still use it occasionally of themselves • (The authoress would like to dedicate this story… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 author — [ô′thər] n. [ME autour < OFr autor < L auctor, enlarger, author < augere, to increase: see WAX2] 1. a person who makes or originates something; creator; originator [“author of liberty”] 2. a writer of a book, article, etc.; often specif …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Author — Au thor ([add] th[ e]r), n. [OE. authour, autour, OF. autor, F. auteur, fr. L. auctor, sometimes, but erroneously, written autor or author, fr. augere to increase, to produce. See {Auction}, n.] 1. The beginner, former, or first mover of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Author — Au thor ([add] th[ e]r), v. t. 1. To occasion; to originate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such an overthrow . . . I have authored. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To tell; to say; to declare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] More of him I dare not author. Massinger.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 author — ► NOUN 1) a writer of a book or article. 2) a person who originates a plan or idea. ► VERB ▪ be the author of. DERIVATIVES authoress noun authorial adjective authorship noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 author — 1 *maker, creator 2 *writer, composer …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 author — [n] composer of written work biographer, columnist, composer, creator, essayist, ghost, ghostwriter, ink slinger*, journalist, originator, playwright, poet, producer, prose writer, reporter, scribbler*, scribe, scripter, word slinger*, wordsmith …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Author — Authorship redirects here. For the use in academia, see Academic authorship. For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). An author is broadly defined as the person who originates or gives existence to anything and that authorship determines… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 author — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ best selling ▪ prolific ▪ famous, well known ▪ published ▪ Her ambition was to become a published …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Author — В этой статье слишком короткое вступление. Пожалуйста, дополните вводную секцию, кратко раскрывающую тему статьи и обобщающую её содержимое. Author …

    Википедия

  • 13 author — [[t]ɔ͟ːθə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ authors, authoring, authored 1) N COUNT: oft N of n The author of a piece of writing is the person who wrote it. ...Jill Phillips, author of the book Give Your Child Music ... 2) N COUNT An author is a person whose job is… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 author — 01. I d like to meet the [author] of this book. She must be a fascinating person to talk to. 02. Mark Twain is one of this country s most celebrated [authors]. 03. According to the [authors], the book is based on fact. 04. We got our book signed… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 author — au|thor1 W2 [ˈo:θə US ˈo:θər] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: auctour, from Latin auctor maker, writer , from augere; AUGMENT] 1.) someone who has written a book = ↑writer ▪ Nothomb is a Belgian author. author of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 author — I UK [ˈɔːθə(r)] / US [ˈɔθər] noun [countable] Word forms author : singular author plural authors *** 1) a) someone who writes books, articles etc, especially as their job Nobel Prize winning author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn b) the person who writes …

    English dictionary

  • 17 author — authorial /aw thawr ee euhl, aw thohr /, adj. authorless, adj. /aw theuhr/, n. 1. a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as distinguished from a compiler, translator, editor, or copyist. 2. the literary… …

    Universalium

  • 18 author — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. creator, originator; writer, inventor. See production, writing, artist, cause. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who originates] Syn. inventor, originator, creator, architect, framer, artificer, discoverer,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 author — {{11}}author (n.) c.1300, autor father, from O.Fr. auctor, acteor author, originator, creator, instigator (12c., Mod.Fr. auteur), from L. auctorem (nom. auctor) enlarger, founder, master, leader, lit. one who causes to grow, agent noun from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 author — au|thor1 [ ɔθər ] noun count *** 1. ) someone who writes books, articles, etc., especially as their job: Nobel Prize winning author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn a ) the person who writes a particular document or other piece of writing: the author of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English