Associations to the word «Letter»

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LETTER, noun. A symbol in an alphabet.
LETTER, noun. A written or printed communication, generally longer and more formal than a note.
LETTER, noun. Literal meaning.
LETTER, noun. (plural) Literature.
LETTER, noun. (US) (uncountable) A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm).
LETTER, noun. (Canada) (uncountable) A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm.
LETTER, noun. (US) (scholastic) Short for varsity letter.
LETTER, noun. (printing) (dated) A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
LETTER, verb. (transitive) to print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.
LETTER, verb. (intransitive) (US) (scholastic) To earn a varsity letter (award).
LETTER, noun. One who lets, or lets out.
LETTER, noun. (archaic) One who retards or hinders.
LETTER AGREEMENT, noun. An agreement, specifically a legally binding contract, reached by the parties' exchange of letters.
LETTER ART, noun. (arts) The use of letters and other characters to form a picture
LETTER BOMB, noun. An explosive device sent through the post, triggered to explode when the letter or packet is opened.
LETTER BOMB, noun. (computing) A virus contained within an email or similar file.
LETTER BOMBS, noun. Plural of letter bomb
LETTER BOX, noun. Alternative form of letterbox
LETTER BOXES, noun. Plural of letter box
LETTER CARRIER, noun. An employee of the post office who delivers mail (post) to, and collects it from, a residence or business, or from public mailboxes.
LETTER CARRIERS, noun. Plural of letter carrier
LETTER CASE, noun. (typography) (uncountable) The distinction between majuscule (uppercase) and minuscule (lowercase) letters.
LETTER CASE, noun. (countable) A case used for carrying written letters.
LETTER COLUMN, noun. Section of a periodical in which readers' letters are published.
LETTER COLUMNS, noun. Plural of letter column
LETTER CORPORAL, noun. (now rare) A corporal with responsibility for carrying or delivering letters for a given regiment etc. [from 19th c.]
LETTER CORPORALS, noun. Plural of letter corporal
LETTER GRADE, noun. (education) One of the letters A, B, C, D or F assigned as an evaluation, with A the best passing grade, D the worst passing grade, and F a failing grade. Passing grades may also carry a plus or minus sign, with an A-minus (A-) better than B-plus (B+) and so on.
LETTER GRADES, noun. Plural of letter grade
LETTER OF ATTORNEY, noun. A power of attorney document
LETTER OF COMFORT, noun. (finance) A type of letter popular in the 1980s addressed to a lender giving some type of reassurance about the position of a borrower (or prospective borrower). Such a letter is written by someone substantial such as a parent company or major shareholder, but is not a guarantee and usually not even a legally enforceable undertaking (making it in practice almost worthless, yet lenders at various times have found such letters comforting).
LETTER OF COMMENT, noun. (dated) (fandom slang) Correspondence, usually a letter, sent to a periodical commenting on either the contents of a previous issue or an earlier letter of comment.
LETTER OF CREDIT, noun. (finance) (banking) A document, used primarily in trade finance and issued generally by a financial institution, in which the institution promises to pay debts up to a certain limit to be acquired by the beneficiary against delivery of documents specified in the letter.
LETTER OF MARQUE, noun. An official commission from a government authorizing someone to seize the property or people of another nation; especially to attack merchant shipping of another nation
LETTER OF MARQUE, noun. (nautical) a ship that has been armed for such a task
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, noun. A letter written by one person who is familiar with another, usually a teacher, employer, or person of similar authority, evaluating and often extolling the fitness of the other person for a position.
LETTER OF RELAXATION, noun. In Scots law: a letter passing the signet, whereby a debtor is relieved from personal diligence, or whereby an outlaw is reponed against sentence of outlawry.
LETTER OF THE LAW, noun. (singulare tantum) The strict interpretation of the law or rules.
LETTER OPENER, noun. A knifelike device with a blunt edge, used for slicing letters open.
LETTER OPENERS, noun. Plural of letter opener
LETTER PATENT, noun. A type of legal document which is an open letter issued by an authority granting a right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or organization.
LETTER PERFECT, adjective. Alternative form of letter-perfect
LETTER TO THE EDITOR, noun. A letter written to a newspaper, magazine or other periodical about issues of concern to readers, usually intended to be published in the paper/periodical.

Dictionary definition

LETTER, noun. A written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor".
LETTER, noun. The conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters".
LETTER, noun. Owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire.
LETTER, noun. A strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law".
LETTER, noun. An award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports".
LETTER, verb. Win an athletic letter.
LETTER, verb. Set down or print with letters.
LETTER, verb. Mark letters on or mark with letters.

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