Author

Definition of Author

Au´thor   Pronunciation: ạ´thẽr
n.1.The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.
Eternal King; thee, Author of all being.
- Milton.
2.One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
- Johnson.
3.The editor of a periodical.
4.An informant.
v. t.1.To occasion; to originate.
Such an overthrow . . . I have authored.
- Chapman.
2.To tell; to say; to declare.
More of him I dare not author.
- Massinger.

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