Pronunciation: (rī'tur),[key] —n. 1. a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., esp. as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.
2. a clerk, scribe, or the like.
3. a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., to writing: an expert letter writer. 4. (in a piece of writing) the author (used as a circumlocution for “I,” “me,” “my,” etc.): The writer wishes to state… . 5. a person who writes or is able to write: a writer in script. 6. Stock Exchange.someone who sells options.
7. Scot.a lawyer or solicitor.