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Letter Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
  • an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports"
  • the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
  • a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law"
  • owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
  • mark letters on or mark with letters
  • set down or print with letters
  • win an athletic letter

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor" ,
  • the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters" ,
  • a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law" ,
  • an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports" ,
  • owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire

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Letter Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In some languages, for example English, we write a letter for each member of the alphabet. Letters symbolise different sounds when the language is spoken.

Some languages do not use letters for writing: Chinese, for example, uses "ideograms".

In English and many other languages, the smallest part of writing is the letter. We use letters to make words. In some languages, for example Spanish, there is usually one letter for one sound (or better: for one phoneme, the smallest part of speech). This is easy to read. In other languages, for example English, we can use several letters for one sound, or one letter for several sounds. This is difficult for learners to read. Here are some examples:

English, French, Spanish and many other languages use the Latin alphabet for writing. In this alphabet there are often two different letters for a sound. For example, "A" and "a". In other alphabets, for example the Cyrillic alphabet, there is only one letter for a sound (except for handwritten Cyrillic, in which the shape of the capital letter is much different - and usually unrecognisable - from its lowercase counterpart). The letters are: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ



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'Letter' example sentence in quotations


* I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. - Mark Twain

* Anger is only one letter short of danger. - Roosevelt, Eleanor

* I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them. - Letter to Stuart Sutcliffe circa 1960 - John Lennon


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