1 pen, scribble, get off, dash off; indite, inscribe, make out:
I was writing you a note when you phoned. She wrote out a cheque for $1000.
2 correspond (with), send a letter or a note or a postcard or US also a postal card, communicate (with):
You don't write home often enough. Write and let me know when you get a job.
3 compose, create, make up, author:
We saw the house in which Elgar wrote the 'Enigma' Variations.
4 write down.
(a) register, list, catalogue, note, make a note or notation, record, transcribe, set or jot or take down, note, put in writing, put in black and white:
The teacher was known for Irish bulls like, 'All absent students must write down their names'.
(b) derogate, decry, disparage, put down, minimize, make little of, play down, detract, belittle:
Cumberland's contributions have been written down by his critics.
5 write off. delete, cancel, disregard, ignore, forgive, forget (about), annul, eradicate, erase:
The bad debts have been written off.