obsolete spelling of author
The originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition.
‘The copyright of any original writing belongs initially and properly to its author.’;
The way that author is spelled in most English speaking countries. Because of American cultural dominance, the useful information is under the American spelling, author.
(with definite article: "the author") I, me. used in academic articles instead of a first-person pronoun.
‘Have you read any Corinthian authors?’;
Someone who writes books for a living.
(obsolete) One's authority for something: an informant.
To create a work as its author.
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.’;
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.’;
The editor of a periodical.
To occasion; to originate.
‘Such an overthrow . . . I have authored.’;
To tell; to say; to declare.
‘More of him I dare not author.’;
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
someone who originates or causes or initiates something;
‘he was the generator of several complaints’;
be the author of;
‘She authored this play’;
An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is also considered a writer. More broadly defined, an author is and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.
‘the person who originated or gave existence to anything’;