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Noun: letter  le-tu(r)
  1. A written message addressed to a person or organization
    "mailed an indignant letter to the editor";
    - missive
     
  2. A character of the alphabet used in writing
    "his grandmother taught him his letters";
    - letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character
     
  3. Owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
     
  4. A strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention)
    "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law"
     
  5. [N. Amer] An award earned by participation in a school sport
    "he won letters in three sports";
    - varsity letter [N. Amer]
Verb: letter  le-tu(r)
  1. Win an athletic letter
     
  2. Set down or print with letters
     
  3. Mark letters on or mark with letters

Derived forms: letters, lettering, lettered

Type of: accolade, award, character, document, earn, garner, grapheme, graphic symbol, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], impress, laurels, literal interpretation, owner, print, proprietor, text, textual matter, write

Part of: alphabet, correspondence, mail, spelling

Encyclopedia: Letter