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Authour vs. Author

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Authournoun

obsolete spelling of author

Authornoun

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.’;

Authour

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.

Authornoun

(with definite article: "the author") I, me. used in academic articles instead of a first-person pronoun.

‘Have you read any Corinthian authors?’;

Authornoun

Someone who writes books for a living.

Authornoun

(obsolete) One's authority for something: an informant.

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Authorverb

To create a work as its author.

Authornoun

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.’;

Authornoun

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.’;

Authornoun

The editor of a periodical.

Authornoun

An informant.

Authorverb

To occasion; to originate.

‘Such an overthrow . . . I have authored.’;

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Authorverb

To tell; to say; to declare.

‘More of him I dare not author.’;

Authornoun

writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Authornoun

someone who originates or causes or initiates something;

‘he was the generator of several complaints’;

Authorverb

be the author of;

‘She authored this play’;

Author

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’;

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