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Definition 1: a written message addressed to a person or organization - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where letter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mailed an indignant letter to the editor

Synonyms for letter in the sense of this definition

(letter is a kind of ...) anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

(letter is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter that is sent successively to several people

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter from a pastor to the congregation

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter signed by a number of people

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter sent by air mail

(... is a kind of letter ) a specially long, formal letter

(... is a kind of letter ) mail that can neither be delivered nor returned

(... is a kind of letter ) any letter expressing an intention to take (or forgo) some action

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter of protest; addressed to one person but intended for the general public

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter that is printed in multiple copies and mailed to a list of recipients

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter dealing with personal affairs

(... is a kind of letter ) a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something

"an invitation to lunch" "she threw the invitation away"

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter dealing with business

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information

(... is a kind of letter ) a hostile (usually anonymous) letter

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter that is a piece of fan mail

(letter is a part of ...) a note appended to a letter after the signature

(letter is a part of ...) written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

(letter is a part of ...) text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen

"the letter consisted of three short lines" "there are six lines in every stanza"

(... is part of letter) the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service

(... is part of letter) communication by the exchange of letters

Definition 2: the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where letter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his grandmother taught him his letters

Synonyms for letter in the sense of this definition

(letter is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

(... is a kind of letter ) the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter that has two or more pronunciations

"`c' is a polyphone because it is pronounced like `k' in `car' but like `s' in `cell'"

(... is a kind of letter ) a plain hand-drawn letter

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel

(... is a kind of letter ) the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

(... is a kind of letter ) the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)

"he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"

(... is a kind of letter ) two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')

(... is a kind of letter ) a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters

(... is a kind of letter ) a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters

(... is a kind of letter ) the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet

"the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee" "he doesn't know A from izzard"

(... is a kind of letter ) the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet

(... is a kind of letter ) the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet

(... is part of letter) forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage

(... is a member of letter) a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

Definition 3: an award earned by participation in a school sport - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where letter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he won letters in three sports

Synonyms for letter in the sense of this definition

(letter is a kind of ...) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

Definition 4: a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where letter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he followed instructions to the letter
  • he obeyed the letter of the law

(letter is a kind of ...) an interpretation based on the exact wording

Definition 5: owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire - [noun denoting person]

(letter is a kind of ...) (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

"he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

Definition 6: mark letters on or mark with letters - [verb of creation]

(letter is a kind of ...) mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

Definition 7: set down or print with letters - [verb of creation]

(letter is a kind of ...) reproduce by printing

Definition 8: win an athletic letter - [verb of possession]

(letter is a kind of ...) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

"its beauty won Paris the name 'City of Lights'"

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