Author - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːθər|  American pronunciation of the word author
Brit.  |ˈɔːθə|  British pronunciation of the word author


- writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay) (syn: writer)
- someone who originates or causes or initiates something (syn: generator, source)


- be the author of
She authored this play

Extra examples

The author of the article didn't check his facts.

I enjoyed the book, but I can't remember the name of the author.

She is the author of a plan for reforming the school system.

...authored a new biography of Thomas Jefferson...

Nothomb is a Belgian author.

He was the author of two books on China.

It's clear that the author is a woman.

She authored this play

In the opening chapter the author looks back on his youth.

Here the author introduces a new character.

The views expressed herein are strictly those of the author.

...the noted author's talk on the state of the modern novel...

There's a picture of the author on the book's back cover.

In the first chapter, the author discusses childcare issues.

The author treats this issue in the next chapter.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: author
he/she/it: authors
present participle: authoring
past tense: authored
past participle: authored
singular: author
plural: authors
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