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1. author

noun. ['ˈɔθɝ'] writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • stator

Etymology

  • autour (Anglo-Norman)
  • autor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Author

  • rother
  • auther

How do you pronounce author?

Pronounce author as ˈɔθər.

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UK - How to pronounce author in British English

How do you spell author? Is it autor ?

A common misspelling of author is autor

Example sentences of the word author


1. Noun, singular or mass
The author's last name is still first, but the first name is spelled out.

Quotes containing the word author


1. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

2. The ability to make somebody feel something: that's art. However you look at it, whether you're an author, a painter, a singer, a rapper, a spoken-word artist - art.
- Wale

3. Stephen King has inspired me with his humor and honesty, and his admonition that the author's job is to tell the truth.
- Barry Eisler

2. co-author

verb. be a co-author on (a book, a paper).

3. author

noun. ['ˈɔθɝ'] someone who originates or causes or initiates something.

Synonyms

  • coiner
  • source
  • generator
  • shaper

Antonyms

  • uncontroversial
  • erase
  • agitate
  • sink

Etymology

  • autour (Anglo-Norman)
  • autor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. author

verb. ['ˈɔθɝ'] be the author of.

Synonyms

  • ghost
  • indite
  • write
  • compose
  • co-author
  • pen

Etymology

  • autour (Anglo-Norman)
  • autor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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