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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun author:

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The word author is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

The word author and its family (authored, authoring, authors, authorship) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun author

What does author mean as a name of something?

Author is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: authors

  1. writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  2. someone who originates or causes or initiates something
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of author: generator / source
    • more generic words: maker / shaper = a person who makes things
    • more specific word: coiner = someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

Alternative definition of the noun author

noun

  1. The originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition.
  2. Someone who writes books for a living.
  3. A source of information.

Definition of the verb author

What does author mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: authored | authoring | authors

  1. be the author of

Alternative definition of the verb author

verb

  1. [chiefly US] To create a work as its author.

Other definitions of author

What does author also mean?

interjection

  1. [dated] [qualifier, said by audience members after a performance] Please perform again!

Business

Author is a Czech brand of bicycles, bike accessories and sporting goods. The brand was founded in 1993. Author manufactured bicycles in the categories of road bikes, mountain bikes, Cross-country bicycles, Touring, Freestyle, Junior and Women's Round.

Character

Author a.k.a. Young Writer is a fictional character from the 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Writings

  1. "Author" is a book by Helen Lester.
  2. "Author" a.k.a. "Author!" is a published work, written work, work of fiction, short story.

Music

"Author" is a musical album of Author.

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Miscellanea

  1. Author a.k.a. Writer: A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, news articles, screenplays, or essays. Skilled writers are able to use language to express ideas and their work contributes significantly to the cultural content of a society. The word is also used elsewhere in the arts – such as songwriter – but as a standalone term, "writer" normally refers to the creation of written language. Some writers work from an oral tradition.
  2. Author: The person (or other entity, eg.
  3. The author of this work.
  4. Author: This is the primary writer for this title.
  5. Author: Gives the name or contact information of one of the authors or creators of the work.
  6. Author: The original creator of the story.
  7. Author: An author is the creator of a piece of music. The sole fact of creating a sequence of notes, even if they are not written on paper, might give someone the title of author of a melody, chords sequence or arrangement. See composer.

Phrases with Author

  1. author's name
  2. co-author
  3. joint author
  4. Corresponding Author

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Author

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Google previewExamining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture (2014)

by Desrochers, Nadine

As such, the author is the person responsible for the text itself, as well as for what it states and, therefore, the author is the one legitimating it. As such, the...

In this context, the author is a function necessary to the understanding of the text. Often ...

Google previewLuke's Gospel (1998)

by Jonathan Knight, Jonathan Morshead Knight

The real author is the person who puts the pen to paper and leaves the text in its finished form.

Google previewCobb's Abridgment of J. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language, Carefully Compiled from the London Quarto Editions, Published Under the Inspection of the Author; in which Mr. Walker's Principles of Orthography and Pronunciation are Strictly Followed ... to which are Prefixed Concise Principles of Pronunciation, and Rules for Accentuation and the Division of Words: with an Appendix, Containing a Class of Words which are in Common Use in this Country, and Not Found in Walker's Dictionary (1841)

Particularly Designed for the Use of Schools by John Walker, Lyman Cobb

By Lyman Cobb, Author of the Spelling Book." • . In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices

Doyle Gilligan is the publisher of Lumen Christi Press in Houston, Texas, and the author of several devotional books. Gilligan is an alumnus of Northwestern University and did graduate work in English at the University of Chicago.

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

man, author of a Treatise on the Structure of Flowers, and of several curious botanical .papers in the Memoirs of the French Academy. Ruppia, Lin. from Ruppius, a German, author of the Flora Jenenjis, and of an Improvement of Rivinus's ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2007)

by Elizabeth Knowles

The most significant words from each quotation are indexed with a reference to the author, the page on which the quotation appears, and the number of the quotation within the page (see Keyword Index below).

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A Sign Language Lesson With Leslie Campa, Author & Butterfly Fairy

Quotes about Author

I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book. (Mickey Spillane)
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Scrabble value of A1U1T1H4O1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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