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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. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; " his grandmother taught him his letters"
  9. win an athletic letter
  10. One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.
  11. One who retards or hinders.
  12. 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.
  13. A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.
  14. A writing; an inscription.
  15. Verbal expression; literal statement or meaning; exact signification or requirement.
  16. A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
  17. Learning; erudition; as, a man of letters.
  18. A letter; an epistle.
  19. To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.
  20. 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.
  21. 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].
  22. 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.
  23. To impress or write letters upon.
  24. A conventional mark to express a sound: a written or printed message: literal meaning: a printing- type:- pi. learning.
  25. To stamp letters upon.
  26. LETTERER.
  27. Mark expressing a spoken sound, a written message, literal meaning, printing- type.
  28. To mark with letters.
  29. A character used to represent a sound; a written or printed communication; literal meaning.
  30. Literary culture; learning.
  31. Lettering.
  32. Learning; erudition.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. To stamp or mark with letters.
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Quotes of letter

  1. Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process. – Bruce Babbitt
  2. My friends all regarded me as a man of unsound mind because I held the view that my wife was with me in spirit always. I have lived with her spirit guiding me every day and she is with me now as I write this letter and helps me to do as I am now doing. – Alex Campbell
  3. I do not pretend to write much of a letter You know under what circumstances I am writing. – Joshua Chamberlain
  4. A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter and keeps on writing prose. – Samuel McChord Crothers
  5. Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one? – Kate DiCamillo
  6. His letter was like the shock produced by a cold bath. – Duff Green
  7. Law without education is a dead letter With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself. – Rutherford B. Hayes
  8. Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness. – Gustav Klimt
  9. When it began I wrote this passionate letter to people I knew, studio members, of course, and other people with whom we have worked over the years and I said come and teach our students. – James Lipton
  10. I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation, until I came to the point when I could not write another word, not even the next letter I went to bed. Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again. – Abraham Pais
  11. I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer. – David Sedaris
  12. In 1795, I sent him another letter telling him, that danger still stood before us, and that the truth of what I had written in 1792 was to be proved by 12 men. – Joanna Southcott
  13. A Train was born without any effort- if was like writing a letter to a friend. – Billy Strayhorn
  14. Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life. – Voltaire
  15. St Paul, in his second letter to Corinth, spells this out further in the important eighth and ninth chapters, where he urges some of the Christian communities to be generous to others so that they may also have the chance to be generous in return. – Rowan D. Williams

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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