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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 writ·er /ˈraɪtɚ/
 作家,記者,撰稿者,抄寫員

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 writer
 電傳打字機交換服務

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 writer
 多功能打字機

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 writer
 寫出( 入 )器; 寫出器; 記錄器; 列印程式; 編寫程式

From: Network Terminology

 writer
 撰寫器 寫入器 作者

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Writ·er n.
 1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.
    They [came] that handle the pen of the writer.   --Judg. v. 14.
    My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.   --Ps. xlv. 1.
 2. One who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels.
    This pitch, as ancient writers do report, doth defile.   --Shak.
 3. A clerk of a certain rank in the service of the late East India Company, who, after serving a certain number of years, became a factor.
 Writer of the tallies Eng. Law, an officer of the exchequer of England, who acted as clerk to the auditor of the receipt, and wrote the accounts upon the tallies from the tellers' bills. The use of tallies in the exchequer has been abolished. --Wharton (Law. Dict.)
 Writer's cramp, Writer's palsy or Writer's spasm Med., a painful spasmodic affection of the muscles of the fingers, brought on by excessive use, as in writing, violin playing, telegraphing, etc.  Called also scrivener's palsy.
 Writer to the signet. See under Signet.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 writer
      n 1: writes (books or stories or articles or the like)
           professionally (for pay) [syn: author]
      2: a person who is able to write and has written something