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  Definition of letter
  1. a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
  2. an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports"
  3. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
  4. a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law"
  5. owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
  6. mark letters on or mark with letters
  7. set down or print with letters
  8. win an athletic letter
Similar Words: missive, varsity letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character

 

Hyponyms: 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, 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

 

Part Meronyms: correspondence, mail, spelling

 

Member Meronyms: alphabet

 

Derivational Morphology: lease, let, rent, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character, letterer, varsity letter

 

Anagrams: teller, Teller, retell

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: letër   Armenian: նամակ  
Basque: eskutitz   Bulgarian: буква and писмо  
Catalan: carta and lletra   Chinese: 字母 and  
Croatian: pismo and slovo   Danish: bogstav and brev  
Dutch: brief and letter   Esperanto: letero and litero  
Estonian: kiri and täht   Finnish: kirjain and kirje  
French: lettre   German: Brief and Buchstabe  
Greek: γράμμα and επιστολή   Hindi: पत्र  
Hungarian: betű and levél   Icelandic: bókstafur and bréf  
Indonesian: huruf and surat   Irish: litir  
Italian: lettera   Japanese: 手紙 and 文字  
Korean: 문자 and 편지   Kurdish: نامه‌ and پیت  
Latin: epistula and littera   Latvian: burts and vēstule  
Lithuanian: laiškas and raidė   Norwegian: brev  
Polish: list and litera   Portuguese: carta and letra  
Romanian: literă and scrisoare   Russian: буква and письмо  
Serbian: писмо and slovo   Slovak: list and písmeno  
Slovene: pismo and črka   Spanish: carta and letra  
Swahili: barua and herufi   Swedish: bokstav and brev  
Tamil: எழுத்து and கடுதாசி   Telugu: అక్షరం and ఉత్తరము  
Turkish: mektup   Ukrainian: буква and лист  
 
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