Write vs Recast - What's the difference?

write | recast |

As verbs the difference between write and recast

is that write is (lb) to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate while recast is to cast or throw again.

As nouns the difference between write and recast

is that write is (computing) the operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk while recast is the act or process of recasting.




  • (lb) To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
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  • (lb) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
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  • *:Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language; his clerks, however, understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ballade , or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
  • (lb) To send written information to.
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  • (lb) To show (information, etc) in written form.
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  • (lb) To be an author.
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  • To record (data) mechanically or electronically.
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  • To fill in, to complete using words.
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  • To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave.
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  • To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; often used reflexively.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:He who writes himself by his own inscription is like an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell passengers what shape it is, which else no man could imagine.
  • Synonyms

    * inscribe, scrawl (indistinctly), scribble (quickly or imprecisely) * (be the author of) author, pen * to post * display, indicate, mark, show * save, store * See also


    * load, read, retrieve

    Derived terms

    * bewrite * co-write * hand-written * nothing to write home about * overwrite * rewrite * that's all she wrote * underwrite * who writes this stuff? * write down, write-down * write head * write in, write-in * write off, write-off * write once * * write one's own ticket * write-only * write out * writer * write up, write-up * writing


    (en noun)
  • (computing) The operation of storing data, as in memory or onto disk.
  • How many writes per second can this hard disk handle?
  • * 2006 , MySQL administrator's guide and language reference (page 393)
  • In other words, the system can do 1200 reads per second with no writes , the average write is twice as slow as the average read, and the relationship is linear.


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  • To cast or throw again.
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  • the Roman gentlemen armed at all assayes, in the middest of their running-race, would cast and recast themselves from one to another horse.
  • To mould again.
  • The whole bell had to be recast although it had only one tiny, hardly visible crack.
  • To reproduce in a new form.
  • * 1999 , Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams , Oxford 2008, p.33:
  • Our conception of the world rises in us as our intellect recasts the impressions it receives from without into the forms of time, space, and causality.


    (en noun)
  • The act or process of recasting.
  • (linguistics) An utterance translated into another grammatical form.
  • Adults may use recasts to suggest corrections to mistakes in children's speech.