Definition of author :
1. An informant.
2. One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.
3. The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.
4. The editor of a periodical.
5. To occasion; to originate.
6. To tell; to say; to declare.
Providence, patriarch, diarist, pen, poet, root, commit something to paper/writing, set down, publisher, informant, seed, Eternal, capture, journalist, agent, power, Godhead, prompter, record, planner, designer, put pen to paper, Divinity, source, spring, critic, commentator, condition, rootage, founding father, call up, block, audience, fountain, germ, reference, Everlasting, entrepreneur, pioneer, compose, transcribe, engineer, reservoir, contributor, begetter, generator, access, motive, cause, burn in, strategist, scholar, write, Jehovah, copy editor, Lord, poetess, reason, creative commons, precedent, former, Yahweh, burn, censor, copy down, origin, God, litterateur, reader, browse, visionary, occasion, framer, archive, note, get down, back up, beginning, Allah, Almighty, penman, establisher, antecedent, causation, prime mover, amanuensis, scrivener, Supreme Being, biographer, ghost, causality, librettist, progenitor, hack, scribe, novelist, start, instituter, compiler, initiator, inaugurator
artist (part of speech: noun)
paternity (part of speech: noun)
producer (part of speech: noun)
humorist (part of speech: noun)
clown, writer, actor, buffoon, wag, dramatist, gagman, comedian, prankster, copywriter, punster, card, essayist, columnist, banterer, humorist, funnyman, joker, playwright, scriptwriter, jester, comic, wit, belletrist, cutup, word smith
- That was not the case when our author wrote; much less when the story itself is supposed to have happened. - "The Castle of Otranto", Horace Walpole.
- By the author of " The Land of Long Ago." - "The Land of Long Ago", Eliza Calvert Hall.
- Licquet: with thanks from the Author. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.