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Letter vs. Names

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Letternoun

A symbol in an alphabet.

‘There are twenty-six letters in the English alphabet.’;

Namesnoun

plural of name

Letternoun

A written or printed communication, generally longer and more formal than a note.

‘I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.’;

Namesnoun

verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument

Letternoun

The literal meaning of something, as distinguished from its intended and remoter meaning (often contrasted with the spirit).

Letternoun

Literature.

‘Benjamin Franklin was multiskilled – a scientist, politician and a man of letters.’;

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Letternoun

(law) A division unit of a piece of law marked by a letter of the alphabet.

‘Letter (b) constitutes an exception to this provision.’;

Letternoun

A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm).

Letternoun

A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm.

Letternoun

clipping of varsity letter

Letternoun

A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.

Letternoun

One who lets, or lets out.

‘the letter of a room’; ‘a blood-letter’;

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Letternoun

(archaic) One who retards or hinders.

Letterverb

(transitive) To print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.

Letterverb

To earn a varsity letter (award).

Letternoun

One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.

Letternoun

One who retards or hinders.

Letternoun

A mark or character used as the representative of a sound, or of an articulation of the human organs of speech; a first element of written language.

‘And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew.’;

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Letternoun

A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.

‘The style of letters ought to be free, easy, and natural.’;

Letternoun

A writing; an inscription.

‘None could expound what this letter meant.’;

Letternoun

Verbal expression; literal statement or meaning; exact signification or requirement.

‘We must observe the letter of the law, without doing violence to the reason of the law and the intention of the lawgiver.’; ‘I broke the letter of it to keep the sense.’;

Letternoun

A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.

‘Under these buildings . . . was the king's printing house, and that famous letter so much esteemed.’;

Letternoun

Learning; erudition; as, a man of letters.

Letternoun

A letter; an epistle.

Letternoun

A telegram longer than an ordinary message sent at rates lower than the standard message rate in consideration of its being sent and delivered subject to priority in service of regular messages. Such telegrams are called by the Western Union Company day letters, or night letters according to the time of sending, and by The Postal Telegraph Company day lettergrams, or night lettergrams.

‘A strange lock that opens with AMEN.’;

Letterverb

To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.

Letternoun

a written message addressed to a person or organization;

‘mailed an indignant letter to the editor’;

Letternoun

the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech;

‘his grandmother taught him his letters’;

Letternoun

a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention);

‘he followed instructions to the letter’; ‘he obeyed the letter of the law’;

Letternoun

an award earned by participation in a school sport;

‘he won letters in three sports’;

Letternoun

owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire

Letterverb

win an athletic letter

Letterverb

set down or print with letters

Letterverb

mark letters on or mark with letters

Letternoun

a character representing one or more of the sounds used in speech; any of the symbols of an alphabet

‘a capital letter’;

Letternoun

the initials of a degree or other qualification

‘your personality matters far more than letters after your name’;

Letternoun

a school or college initial as a mark of proficiency, especially in sport

‘a letter jacket’;

Letternoun

a written, typed, or printed communication, sent in an envelope by post or messenger

‘he sent a letter to Mrs Falconer’;

Letternoun

a legal or formal document.

Letternoun

the precise terms of a statement or requirement; the strict verbal interpretation

‘we must keep the spirit of the law as well as the letter’; ‘the officer in the incident got in trouble for following the letter of the law’;

Letternoun

literature

‘the world of letters’;

Letternoun

scholarly knowledge; erudition.

Letternoun

a style of typeface.

Letterverb

inscribe letters or writing on

‘her name was lettered in gold’;

Letterverb

classify with letters

‘he numbered and lettered the paragraphs’;

Letterverb

be given a school or college initial as a mark of proficiency in sport

‘in high school she lettered in soccer, basketball and softball’;

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