from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To write; compose.
- transitive v. To set down in writing.
- transitive v. Obsolete To dictate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To physically make letters and words on a writing surface; to inscribe
- v. To write, especially a literary or artistic work; to compose
- n. An extremely rare indium-iron sulfide mineral.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt.
- transitive v. To invite or ask.
- transitive v. To indict; to accuse; to censure.
- intransitive v. To compose; to write, as a poem.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put into verbal form; compose; write.
- To conceive the form of; arrange for utterance or writing: only in the place cited.
- In the following passage, to invite: perhaps a misprint.
- To compose; write.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. produce a literary work
Middle English enditen, from Old French enditer, from Vulgar Latin *indictāre : Latin in-, toward; see in-2 + Latin dictāre, to compose, to say habitually, frequentative of dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French and Anglo-Norman enditer, from Latin in- + dictare (“to declare”). (Wiktionary)