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letter

 
Noun letter has 5 senses
  1. letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
    --1 is a kind of text, textual matter; document
    --1 is a part of correspondence; mail
    --1 has parts:
     postscript, PS; address, destination, name and address; line
    --1 has particulars:
     business letter; covering letter, cover letter; crank letter; encyclical, encyclical letter; fan letter; personal letter; form letter; open letter; chain letter; pastoral; round robin; airmail letter, air letter, aerogram, aerogramme; epistle; dead letter, dead mail; letter of intent; invitation
  2. letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
    --2 is a kind of character, grapheme, graphic symbol
    --2 is a part of spelling
    --2 is a member of alphabet
    --2 has particulars:
     ascender; descender; digraph; initial; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W, double-u; X; Y; Z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard; alpha; beta; gamma; delta; epsilon; zeta; eta; theta; iota; kappa; lambda; mu; nu; xi; omicron; pi; rho; sigma; tau; upsilon; phi; chi, khi; psi; omega; aleph; beth; gimel; daleth; he; waw; zayin; heth; teth; yodh; kaph; lamedh; mem; nun; samekh; ayin; pe; sadhe; qoph; resh; sin; shin; taw; polyphone, polyphonic letter; block letter, block capital; vowel; consonant
    Derived forms: verb letter3, verb letter2
  3. letter - a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law"
    --3 is a kind of
    literal interpretation
  4. letter, varsity letter - an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports"
    --4 is a kind of award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels
    Derived form: verb letter1
  5. letter - owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
    --5 is a kind of
    owner, proprietor
    Derived form: verb let6
Verb letter has 3 senses
  1. letter - win an athletic letter
    --1 is one way to
    earn, garner
    Derived form: noun letter4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. letter - set down or print with letters
    --2 is one way to
    print, impress
    Derived forms: noun letter2, noun letterer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. letter - mark letters on or mark with letters
    --3 is one way to
    write
    Derived forms: noun letter2, noun letterer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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