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English noun: author

1. author (person) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)


Synonymswriter


Broader (hypernym)communicator


Narrower (hyponym)abstracter, abstractor, alliterator, authoress, biographer, coauthor, commentator, compiler, contributor, cyberpunk, drafter, dramatist, essayist, folk writer, framer, gagman, gagster, gagwriter, ghost, ghostwriter, Gothic romancer, hack, hack writer, joint author, journalist, librettist, literary hack, litterateur, lyricist, lyrist, novelist, pamphleteer, paragrapher, playwright, poet, poetiser, poetizer, polemic, polemicist, polemist, reviewer, rhymer, rhymester, scenarist, scriptwriter, space writer, speechwriter, tragedian, versifier, word-painter, wordmonger, wordsmith


Instance hyponymA. A. Milne, A. Conan Doyle, A. E. W. Mason, A.E., Abraham Stoker, Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf, Agatha Christie, Ahmed Salman Rushdie, Aiken, Alan Alexander Milne, Alan Paton, Alan Stewart Paton, Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley, Aldous Leonard Huxley, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov, Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov, Alessandro Manzoni, Alex Haley, Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Alexandre Dumas, Alexis Charles Henri Maurice de Tocqueville, Alexis de Tocqueville, Alfred Damon Runyon, Alfred de Musset, Alfred Edward Woodley Mason, Alger, Algren, Alice B. Toklas, Alice Malsenior Walker, Alice Walker, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Ambrose Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett Bierce, Anatole France, Andersen, Anderson, Andre Gide, Andre Malraux, Andre Maurois, Andre Paul Guillaume Gide, Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Bronte, Anthony Burgess, Anthony Trollope, Aragon, Arna Wendell Bontemps, Arouet, Artemus Ward, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Koestler, Asch, Asimov, Auchincloss, Austen, Ayn Rand, Baldwin, Baraka, Baron Snow of Leicester, Baroness Dudevant, Baroness Emmusca Orczy, Baroness Karen Blixen, Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Steal-Holstein, Barth, Barthelme, Baum, Beatrice Webb, Beauvoir, Beckett, Beerbohm, Belloc, Bellow, Ben Hecht, Benchley, Benet, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Norris Jr., Bernard Malamud, Bierce, Blixen, Boell, Bontemps, Borges, Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Boris Pasternak, Boswell, Boyle, Bradbury, Bram Stoker, Bret Harte, Bronte, Bronte, Bronte, Browne, Buck, Bulwer-Lytton, Bunyan, Burgess, Burnett, Burroughs, Burroughs, Butler, C. P. Snow, C. S. Forester, C. S. Lewis, Cabell, Caldwell, Calvino, Camus, Canetti, Capek, Carl Clinton Van Doren, Carl Sandburg, Carl Van Doren, Carlos Fuentes, Carroll, Carson McCullers, Carson Smith McCullers, Cather, Cecil Scott Forester, Cervantes, Cervantes Saavedra, Chandler, Charles Dickens, Charles Dodgson, Charles Farrar Browne, Charles John Huffam Dickens, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Charles Percy Snow, Charlotte Bronte, Chateaubriand, Cheever, Chesterton, Chloe Anthony Wofford, Chopin, Christie, Christopher Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood, Churchill, Cicily Isabel Fairfield, Clarence Day, Clarence Malcolm Lowry, Clarence Shepard Day Jr., Clemens, Clive Staples Lewis, Cocteau, Colette, Collins, Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, Conan Doyle, Conrad, Conrad Aiken, Conrad Potter Aiken, Cooper, Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy, Crane, cummings, Currer Bell, D. H. Lawrence, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Dame Daphne du Maurier, Dame Jean Iris Murdoch, Dame Muriel Spark, Dame Rebecca West, Damon Runyon, Daniel Defoe, Daphne du Maurier, Dashiell Hammett, David Herbert Lawrence, David John Moore Cornwell, Day, De Quincey, de Sade, Defoe, Dickens, Didion, Dinesen, Doctorow, Dodgson, Donald Barthelme, Doris Lessing, Doris May Lessing, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Rothschild Parker, Dorothy Sayers, Dos Passos, Dostoevski, Dostoevsky, Dostoyevsky, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Seuss, Dreiser, du Maurier, du Maurier, DuBois Heyward, Dumas, Durrell, Dutch Leonard, E. B. White, e. e. cummings, E. L. Doctorow, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Edgar Wallace, Edgard Lawrence Doctorow, Edith Newbold Jones Wharton, Edith Wharton, Edmond de Goncourt, Edmond Hoyle, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt, Edna Ferber, Edna O'Brien, Edward Estlin Cummings, Edward Everett Hale, Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton, Edwin DuBois Hayward, Ehrenberg, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elias Canetti, Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel, Eliot, Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell, Elizabeth Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane, Ellen Price Wood, Ellison, Elmore John Leonard, Elmore Leonard, Elwyn Brooks White, Emerson, Emile Gaboriau, Emile Herzog, Emily Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, Emily Post, Emily Price Post, Eric Arthur Blair, Eric Blair, Erica Jong, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, Erskine Caldwell, Erskine Preston Caldwell, Eudora Welty, Eugene Luther Vidal, Eugene Sue, Evelyn Arthur Saint John Waugh, Evelyn Waugh, Ezra Loomis Pound, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Farrell, Feodor Dostoevski, Feodor Dostoevsky, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Ferber, Fielding, First Baron Lytton, Fitzgerald, Flannery O'Connor, Flaubert, Fleming, Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer, Ford Madox Ford, Forester, Fourth Earl of Orford, France, Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Francis Richard Stockton, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, Francois Charles Mauriac, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Francois Mauriac, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Francois-Marie Arouet, Frank Baum, Frank Harris, Frank Morrison Spillane, Frank Norris, Frank Stockton, Franklin, Franz Kafka, Franz Werfel, Fuentes, Fyodor Dostoevski, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, G. B. Shaw, G. K. Chesterton, Gaboriau, Gaius Petronius, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Gaius Plinius Secundus, Galsworthy, Gardner, Gaskell, Geisel, George Bernard Shaw, George du Maurier, George Eliot, George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier, George Orwell, George Sand, George William Russell, Georges Joseph Christian Simenon, Georges Simenon, Gertrude Stein, Gibran, Gide, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Gjellerup, Gogol, Golding, Goldsmith, Gombrowicz, Goncourt, Goncourt, Gordimer, Gore Vidal, Gorki, Gorky, Graham Greene, Grahame, Grass, Graves, Greene, Grey, Grimm, Grimm, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, H. G. Wells, H. H. Munro, Haggard, Haldane, Hale, Haley, Hall, Hammett, Hamsun, Hans Christian Andersen, Hardy, Harold Nicolson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, Harriet Wilson, Harris, Harris, Harry Sinclair Lewis, Harte, Hasek, Hawthorne, Hecht, Hector Hugh Munro, Heinlein, Heinrich Boell, Heinrich Theodor Boell, Helen Adams Keller, Helen Hunt Jackson, Helen Keller, Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson, Heller, Hemingway, Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Fielding, Henry Graham Greene, Henry James, Henry Miller, Henry Valentine Miller, Herbert George Wells, Herbert Marshall McLuhan, Herman Melville, Herman Wouk, Hermann Hesse, Hesse, Heyse, Heyward, Higginson, Hilaire Belloc, Hoffmann, Holmes, Horace Walpole, Horatio Alger, Horatio Walpole, Howard Pyle, Howells, Hoyle, Hubbard, Hughes, Hunt, Huxley, Ian Fleming, Ian Lancaster Fleming, Ida M. Tarbell, Ida Minerva Tarbell, Ida Tarbell, Ilya Ehrenberg, Ilya Grigorievich Ehrenberg, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Iris Murdoch, Irving, Irving, Isaac Asimov, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Isak Dinesen, Isherwood, Israel Zangwill, Italo Calvino, Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Ivan Turgenev, Izaak Walton, J. D. Salinger, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack Kerouac, Jack London, Jackson, Jacobs, Jacobs, Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, Jakob Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, James, James Albert Michener, James Arthur Baldwin, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, James Baldwin, James Boswell, James Branch Cabell, James Fenimore Cooper, James Henry Leigh Hunt, James Joyce, James Langston Hughes, James Michener, James Thomas Farrell, James Thomas Harris, Jane Austen, Jane Jacobs, Jaroslav Hasek, Jean Cocteau, Jean de La Fontaine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac, Jensen, Jerome David Salinger, Jessica Lucy Mitford, Jessica Mitford, Joan Didion, Joel Chandler Harris, Joel Harris, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, John Addington Symonds, John Barrington Wain, John Barth, John Bunyan, John Cheever, John Cowper Powys, John Dos Passos, John Ernst Steinbeck, John Galsworthy, John Griffith Chaney, John Henry O'Hara, John Hoyer Updike, John Irving, John le Carre, John Lyly, John Marquand, John Philip Marquand, John Roderigo Dos Passos, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, John Simmons Barth, John Steinbeck, John Updike, John Wain, Johnson, Jong, Jorge Borges, Jorge Luis Borges, Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, Joseph Conrad, Joseph Heller, Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc, Joseph Rudyard Kipling, Joyce, Joyce Carol Oates, Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt, Jules Verne, Kafka, Kahlil Gibran, Karel Capek, Karen Blixen, Karl Gjellerup, Kate Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, Katherine Anne Porter, Katherine Mansfield, Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp, Kay Boyle, Keller, Ken Elton Kesey, Ken Kesey, Kenneth Grahame, Kenneth Roberts, Kerouac, Kesey, Kipling, Knut Hamsun, Knut Pedersen, Koestler, Kurt Vonnegut, L. M. Montgomery, L. Ron Hubbard, La Fontaine, La Rochefoucauld, Langston Hughes, Lardner, Laurence Sterne, Lawrence, Lawrence, Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence George Durrell, Lawrence of Arabia, le Carre, Leigh Hunt, Leo Tolstoy, Leonard, Lermontov, LeRoi Jones, Lessing, Lewis, Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Liam O'Flaherty, Llewelyn Powys, London, Louis Aragon, Louis Auchincloss, Louis Charles Alfred de Musset, Louis Stanton Auchincloss, Louis Untermeyer, Lowry, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lyly, Lyman Frank Brown, Lytton, Madame de Stael, Mailer, Maksim Gorky, Malamud, Malcolm Lowry, Malory, Malraux, Mann, Mansfield, Manzoni, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell, Marguerite Radclyffe Hall, Marie Henri Beyle, Mario Vargas Llosa, Mark Twain, Marquand, Marquis de Sade, Marsh, Marshall McLuhan, Martha Beatrice Potter Webb, Mary Ann Evans, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward, Mary Flannery O'Connor, Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary McCarthy, Mary Shelley, Mary Therese McCarthy, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mason, Maugham, Maupassant, Mauriac, Maurois, Max Beerbohm, Maxim Gorki, McCarthy, McCullers, McLuhan, Melville, Merton, Michael Ondaatje, Michel Eyquem Montaigne, Michel Montaigne, Michener, Mickey Spillane, Miguel de Cervantes, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, Miller, Milne, Mitchell, Mitford, Mitford, Montaigne, Montgomery, Mordecai Richler, More, Morrison, Mrs. Henry Wood, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Munro, Murdoch, Muriel Sarah Spark, Muriel Spark, Musset, Nabokov, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Freeman Mitford, Nancy Mitford, Nash, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nelson Algren, Nevil Shute, Nevil Shute Norway, Ngaio Marsh, Nicolson, Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Norman Mailer, Norris, O'Brien, O'Connor, O'Flaherty, O'Hara, O. Henry, Oates, Ogden Nash, Oliver Goldsmith, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ondaatje, Orczy, Orwell, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Owen Wister, P. G. Wodehouse, Page, Parker, Pasternak, Paton, Patrick Victor Martindale White, Patrick White, Paul Heyse, Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, Percy, Petronius, Petronius Arbiter, Philip Michael Ondaatje, Philip Milton Roth, Philip Roth, Plath, Pliny, Pliny, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Poe, Porter, Porter, Post, Pound, Powys, Powys, Powys, Pyle, Pynchon, Rabindranath Tagore, Radclyffe Hall, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Waldo Ellison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rand, Ray Bradbury, Ray Douglas Bradbury, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandler, Rebecca West, Reverend Dodgson, Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace, Richard Wright, Richler, Rider Haggard, Ring Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Anson Heinlein, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley, Robert Graves, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Penn Warren, Robert Ranke Graves, Robert William Service, Roberts, Roosevelt, Roth, Rousseau, Rudyard Kipling, Runyon, Rushdie, Russell, S. S. Van Dine, Sade, Saki, Salinger, Salman Rushdie, Samuel Beckett, Samuel Butler, Samuel Dashiell Hammett, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Sand, Sandburg, Saroyan, Saul Bellow, Sayers, Schiller, Scott, Service, Shalom Asch, Shaw, Shelley, Sherwood Anderson, Sholem Asch, Sholom Asch, Shute, Sidonie-Gabrielle Claudine Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Sigrid Undset, Simenon, Simone de Beauvoir, Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, Singer, Sir Angus Wilson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Harold George Nicolson, Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Richrd Steele, Sir Thomas Malory, Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Scott, Sir William Gerald Golding, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill, Smollett, Snow, Solomon Bellow, Solzhenitsyn, Somerset Maugham, Sontag, Spark, Spillane, Stael, Steele, Stefan Zweig, Stein, Steinbeck, Stendhal, Stephen, Stephen Crane, Sterne, Stevenson, Stockton, Stoker, Stowe, Styron, Sue, Susan Sontag, Sylvia Plath, Symonds, T. E. Lawrence, Tagore, Tarbell, Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski, Thackeray, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Theodore Dreiser, Theodore Francis Powys, Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser, Thomas Clayton Wolfe, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Edward Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Higginson, Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr., Thomas Malory, Thomas Mann, Thomas Merton, Thomas More, Thomas Nelson Page, Thomas Pynchon, Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe, Thoreau, Thornton Niven Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Tobias George Smollett, Tobias Smollett, Tocqueville, Toklas, Tolkien, Tolstoy, Tom Wolfe, Toni Morrison, Trollope, Turgenev, Undset, Untermeyer, Updike, Upton Beall Sinclair, Upton Sinclair, Van Doren, Vargas Llosa, Verne, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Vidal, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir vladimirovich Nabokov, Voltaire, Vonnegut, W. Somerset Maugham, W. W. Jacobs, Wain, Walker, Walker Percy, Wallace, Walpole, Walter Scott, Walton, Ward, Warren, Washington Irving, Waugh, Webb, Wells, Welty, Werfel, West, Wharton, White, White, Wiesel, Wilde, Wilder, Wilhelm Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Wilkie Collins, Willa Cather, Willa Sibert Cather, Willard Huntington Wright, William Burroughs, William Dean Howells, William Golding, William Makepeace Thackeray, William Rose Benet, William S. Burroughs, William Saroyan, William Seward Burroughs, William Somerset Maugham, William Styron, William Sydney Porter, William Wilkie Collins, William Wymark Jacobs, Wilson, Wilson, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Wister, Witold Gombrowicz, Wodehouse, Wolfe, Wolfe, Wollstonecraft, Wood, Woolf, Wouk, Wright, Wright, Zane Grey, Zangwill, Zweig

2. author (person) someone who originates or causes or initiates something


SamplesHe was the generator of several complaints.


Synonymsgenerator, source


Broader (hypernym)maker, shaper


Narrower (hyponym)coiner


English verb: author

1. author (creation) be the author of


SamplesShe authored this play.


ExamplesDid he author his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Narrower (hyponym)co-author, ghost, ghostwrite


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing









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