HyperDic: letter

English > 8 senses of the word letter:
NOUNcommunicationletter, missivea written message addressed to a person or organization
communicationletter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic characterthe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
person letterowner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
communicationlettera strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention)
communicationletter, varsity letteran award earned by participation in a school sport
VERBpossessionletterwin an athletic letter
creationletterset down or print with letters
creationlettermark letters on or mark with letters
letter > pronunciation
Soundsleh'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > letter: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA written message addressed to a person or organization.
Example"mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
Synonymmissive
Part ofcorrespondencecommunication by the exchange of letters
mailThe bags of letters and packages that are transported / transported by the postal service
Partsaddress, destination, name and addresswritten directions for finding some location
linetext consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
postscript, PSA note appended to a letter after the signature
Narrowerairmail letter, air letter, aerogram, aerogrammeA letter sent by air mail
business letterA letter dealing with business
chain letterA letter that is sent successively to several people
covering letter, cover letterA letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information
crank letterA hostile (usually anonymous) letter
dead letter, dead mailmail / mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
encyclical, encyclical letterA letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
epistleA specially long, formal letter
fan letterA letter that is a piece of fan mail
form letterA letter that is printed in multiple copies and mailed to a list of recipients
invitationA request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
letter of intentAny letter expressing an intention to take (or forgo) some action
open letterA letter of protest
pastoralA letter from a pastor to the congregation
personal letterA letter dealing with personal affairs
round robinA letter signed by a number of people
BroaderdocumentAnything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
text, textual matterThe words of something written
Spanishcarta, letra, misiva
Catalancarta, missiva
English > letter: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech.
Example"his grandmother taught him his letters"
Synonymsletter of the alphabet, alphabetic character
Member ofalphabetA character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
Part ofspellingforming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
NarrowerA, aThe 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
B, bThe 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
C, cThe 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
D, dThe 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
E, eThe 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
F, fThe 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
G, gThe 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
H, hThe 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
I, iThe 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
J, jThe 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
K, kThe 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
L, lThe 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
M, mThe 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
N, nThe 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
O, oThe 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
P, pThe 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
Q, qThe 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
R, rThe 18th letter of the Roman alphabet
S, sThe 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
T, tThe 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
U, uThe 21st letter of the Roman alphabet
V, vThe 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
W, w, double-uThe 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
X, x, exThe 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
Y, y, wyeThe 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Z, z, zee, zed, ezed, izzardThe 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
alephThe 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
alphaThe 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
ascenderA lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters
ayinThe 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
betaThe 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
bethThe 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
block letter, block capitalA plain hand-drawn letter
chi, khiThe 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
consonantA letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
dalethThe 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
deltaThe 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
descenderA lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters
digraph, digramTwo successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound
epsilonThe 5th letter of the Greek alphabet
etaThe 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
gammaThe 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
gimelThe 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
heThe 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
hethThe 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
initialThe first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
iotaThe 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
kaphThe 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
kappaThe 10th letter of the Greek alphabet
lambdaThe 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
lamedhThe 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
memThe 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
muThe 12th letter of the Greek alphabet
nuThe 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
nunThe 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
omegaThe last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet
omicronThe 15th letter of the Greek alphabet
peThe 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
phiThe 21st letter of the Greek alphabet
piThe 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
polyphone, polyphonic letterA letter that has two or more pronunciations
psiThe 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet
qophThe 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
reshThe 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
rhoThe 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
sadheThe 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
samekhThe 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
shinThe 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
sigmaThe 18th letter of the Greek alphabet
sinThe 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
tauThe 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
tawThe 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
tethThe 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
thetaThe 8th letter of the Greek alphabet
upsilonThe 20th letter of the Greek alphabet
vowelA letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel
wawThe 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
xiThe 14th letter of the Greek alphabet
yodhThe 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
zayinThe 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
zetaThe 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
Broadercharacter, graph, grapheme, graphic symbolA written symbol that is used to represent speech
Spanishcarácter alfabético, carácter, letra
Catalancaràcter, lletra
Verbslettermark letters on or mark with letters
letterset down or print with letters
English > letter: 8 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningowner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire.
Broaderowner, proprietor(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
Verbsletgrant / grant / grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
English > letter: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention).
Examples
  • "he followed instructions to the letter"
  • "he obeyed the letter of the law"
Broaderliteral interpretationAn interpretation based on the exact wording
English > letter: 8 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningAn award earned by participation in a school sport.
Example"he won letters in three sports"
Synonymvarsity letter
Broaderaward, accolade, honor, honour, laurelsA tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
Spanishreconocimiento interescolar, reconocimiento
Verbsletterwin an athletic letter
English > letter: 8 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningwin an athletic letter.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Broaderearn, garner, winacquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
Nounsletteran award earned by participation in a school sport
English > letter: 8 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningset down or print with letters.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderprint, impressReproduce by printing
Catalanretolar
Nounsletterthe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
letterera painter of letters
English > letter: 8 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningmark letters on or mark with letters.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderwritemark or trace on a surface
Catalanretolar
Nounsletterthe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
letterera painter of letters

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