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Definitions of letter

  1. win an athletic letter, in sports
  2. a written message addressed to a person or organization; " mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
  3. an award earned by participation in a school sport; " he won letters in three sports"
  4. a strictly literal interpretation ( as distinct from the intention); " he followed instructions to the letter"; " he obeyed the letter of the law"
  5. owner who lets another person use something ( housing usually) for hire
  6. mark letters on or mark with letters
  7. set down or print with letters
  8. win an athletic letter
  9. One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.
  10. One who retards or hinders.
  11. A mark or character used as the representative of a sound, or of an articulation of the human organs of speech; a first element of written language.
  12. A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.
  13. A writing; an inscription.
  14. Verbal expression; literal statement or meaning; exact signification or requirement.
  15. A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
  16. Learning; erudition; as, a man of letters.
  17. A letter; an epistle.
  18. To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.
  19. A telegram longer than an ordinary message sent at rates lower than the standard message rate in consideration of its being sent and delivered subject to priority in service of regular messages. Such telegrams are called by the Western Union Company day, / night, letters according to the time of sending, and by The Postal Telegraph Company day, / night, lettergrams.
  20. Written or printed communication between individuals or between persons and representatives of corporate bodies. The correspondence may be personal or professional. In medical and other scientific publications the letter is usually from one or more authors to the editor of the journal or book publishing the item being commented upon or discussed. LETTER as a publication type is often accompanied by COMMENT [ PUBLICATION TYPE].
  21. A mark or character used to represent a sound; written or printed communication; a printing type; word for word meaning; as, the Hebrews kept the letter of the law; a document certifying certain privileges, authority, etc.; as, a letter of credit.
  22. To impress or write letters upon.
  23. A conventional mark to express a sound: a written or printed message: literal meaning: a printing- type:- pi. learning.
  24. To stamp letters upon.
  25. LETTERER.
  26. Mark expressing a spoken sound, a written message, literal meaning, printing- type.
  27. To mark with letters.
  28. A character used to represent a sound; a written or printed communication; literal meaning.
  29. Literary culture; learning.
  30. Lettering.
  31. Learning; erudition.
  32. A mark or character, representative of a sound; a written or printed message, or communication sent by post or otherwise; the literal meaning; printing type.
  33. To impress or form letters on. Dead letter. See Dead- letter. Letter of attorney. See Attorney. Letter of credit. See Credit. Letter of marque. See Marque. Letters patent, a writing executed and sealed, by which power and authority are granted to a person to do some act or enjoy some right.
  34. A mark or character representing a sound or an element of speech; a written or printed message; an epistle; a character formed of metal or wood, used in printing books.
  35. To stamp or mark with letters.
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Usage examples for letter

  1. " No; that is the letter A." " How do you know?" – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. You got my letter, David? – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. I leave the letter. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  4. How glad I was by the way to see your letter! – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  5. I shan't answer her letter, though I'll take good care to keep it. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  6. But, say, how am I going to make away with that letter? – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  7. Here is the first letter of the queen. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  8. This letter says so; I want you to take it to him. – The Mystery of the Locks by Edgar Watson Howe
  9. Is that what the letter is about?" – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  10. Me got 'em letter. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  11. But where will my letter find you? – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  12. And then her letter this morning! – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  13. In another letter he said, " I ... – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  14. Look at the letter." – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  15. We didn't want to do it, Julia, but you couldn't blame us if you'd read your Mamma's letter. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  16. Come: give me the letter. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  17. There's- a letter in it for you. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. You have had their letter, of course? – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  19. And now has come this letter. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. So as to take him this letter, to be sure! – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
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