Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun letter

5 senses of letter

Sense 1
letter, missive -- (a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor")
       => text, textual matter -- (the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text")
       => document -- (anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks)

Sense 2
letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character -- (the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters")
       => character, grapheme, graphic symbol -- (a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters")

Sense 3
letter -- (owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire)
       => owner, proprietor -- ((law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants")

Sense 4
letter -- (a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law")
       => literal interpretation -- (an interpretation based on the exact wording)

Sense 5
letter, varsity letter -- (an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports")
       => award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels -- (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb letter

3 senses of letter

Sense 1
letter -- (win an athletic letter)
       => earn, garner -- (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions)

Sense 2
letter -- (set down or print with letters)
       => print, impress -- (reproduce by printing)

Sense 3
letter -- (mark letters on or mark with letters)
       => write -- (mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet")

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