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  1. simple past of write
    We all wrote down the instructions.
  2. (now colloquial and nonstandard) past participle of write
    • 1743, Corbyn Morris, A Letter to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Carte, Author of the Full Anſwer to The Letter from a Byſtander[1], Jacob Robinson, page 122:
      I have wrote without any Reſentment againſt him, knowing very well how apt young People are to miſtake their Talents, to fancy they are Maſters of every Point of Knowledge wherein they have dipped never ſo little []
    • 1842 December – 1844 July, Charles Dickens, “Is in part Professional; and furnishes the Reader with some Valuable Hints in relation to the Management of a Sick Chamber”, in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1844, →OCLC, page 306:
      I take it very kind in the gentleman to have wrote up to you and said, “let Mrs Gamp take care of him till I come home;” but ev’rythink he does is kind. There an’t a many like him. If there was, we shouldn’t want no churches.’
    • 2004 [1995], Celeste Snowber, Embodied Prayer: Toward a Wholeness of Body, Mind, and Soul[2], Wood Lake Publishing Inc., →ISBN, page 9:
      It has been almost ten years since I have wrote Embodied Prayer. Much has happened in my own life, including profound loss through divorce, and changes in my vocational life. I am not the same person that I was when I wrote it, and neither is my body, or rather what I would call my "bodysoul".

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English wrōt.



  1. Alternative form of wrot

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English wrōtan.



  1. Alternative form of wroten