Letter

  • 1 letter — let‧ter [ˈletə ǁ ər] noun [countable] 1. a written or printed message that is usually put in an envelope and sent by mail: • Please sign the letter and mail it back within two weeks. alloˈcation ˌletter also alˈlotment ˌletter FINANCE a letter… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 letter — let·ter n 1: a direct written statement addressed to an individual or organization; broadly: an official communication see also counterletter determination letter: a letter from an administrative agency (as the Internal Revenue Service) usu. in… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Letter — Let ter, n. [OE. lettre, F. lettre, OF. letre, fr. L. littera, litera, a letter; pl., an epistle, a writing, literature, fr. linere, litum, to besmear, to spread or rub over; because one of the earliest modes of writing was by graving the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Letter — and similar can mean: *Letter (alphabet), a grapheme, part of an alphabet, abjad, abugida, or syllabary *Letter (message), correspondence, a written message *Letter (paper size), the letter size paper * Letters can also mean literature, as in… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 letter — letter, epistle, missive, note, message, dispatch, report, memorandum are comparable when they mean a communication sent or transmitted as distinct from one conveyed directly from source to recipient (as by oral utterance). Letter is the ordinary …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 letter — letter1 [let′ər] n. [ME lettre < OFr < L littera, letter of the alphabet, (in pl.) a letter, epistle] 1. a written or printed symbol employed to represent a speech sound or sounds; character in an alphabet: in some languages, as English,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 letter — ► NOUN 1) a character representing one or more of the sounds used in speech; any of the symbols of an alphabet. 2) a written, typed, or printed communication, sent by post or messenger. 3) the precise terms of a statement or requirement. 4)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Letter — Sf erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. In Anlehnung an frz. lettre umgebildet aus älterem Litter, das in mittelhochdeutscher Zeit aus l. littera Buchstabe entlehnt ist (frz. lettre ist dessen lautgerechter Nachfolger). Die Herkunft des lateinischen… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 9 letter — [n1] symbol of an alphabet ABCs*, alphabet, cap, capital, character, majuscule, minuscule, rune, sign, small letter, type, uncial; concept 284 Ant. number letter [n2] written communication acknowledgment, answer, billet, dispatch, epistle, junk… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 letter — According to the Private Express Statutes, a message directed to a specific person or an address and recorded in or on a tangible object. Also a shortened way to refer to letter size mail …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 11 Letter — Let ter, n. [From {Let} to hinder.] One who retards or hinders. [Archaic.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Letter — Let ter (l[e^]t t[ e]r), n. [From {Let} to permit.] One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Letter — Let ter (l[e^]t t[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lettered} ( t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lettering}.] To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Letter — Letter,die:Type·Drucktype·Druckbuchstabe·Druckletter;auch⇨Schriftzeichen LetterType,Drucktype,Druckbuchstabe,Druckletter,Schriftzeichen …

    Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • 15 letter — noun 1 written/printed message ADJECTIVE ▪ lengthy, long ▪ brief, short ▪ ten page, etc. ▪ rambling …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 letter — n. written message 1) to type; write a letter 2) to mail. post (BE), send a letter 3) to drop a letter into a mailbox (AE), letter box (BE) 4) to certify; register a letter 5) to take (down), transcribe a letter 6) to dictate a letter 7) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 letter — let|ter1 W1S1 [ˈletə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: lettre, from Latin littera] 1.) a written or printed message that is usually put in an envelope and sent by mail letter from/to ▪ I got a long letter from Melanie today. ▪ Bart …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 letter — 1 noun (C) 1 a written or printed message that is usually put in an envelope and sent by mail: Bart s writing a letter to his parents. | I got a long letter from Melanie today. | mail a letter AmE: Can you mail this letter for me on your way out? …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 letter — [[t]le̱tə(r)[/t]] ♦ letters, lettering, lettered 1) N COUNT: also by N If you write a letter to someone, you write a message on paper and send it to them, usually by post. I had received a letter from a very close friend. ...a letter of… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 letter */*/*/ — UK [ˈletə(r)] / US [ˈletər] noun [countable] Word forms letter : singular letter plural letters 1) a message that you write on a piece of paper and send to someone letter to: a letter to a friend get/receive a letter from someone: I get letters… …

    English dictionary


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