From Middle English auctour, from Anglo-Norman autour, from Old French autor, from Latin auctor, from augeō (“to increase, originate”).
author (plural authors)
- The originator or creator of a work, especially a literary composition.
- Someone who writes books for a living; a writer.
- Source of information.
author third-person singular (simple present authors, present participle authoring, simple past and past participle authored)
- (chiefly US) To create a work as its author.
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