- literature in general.
- the profession of literature.
- learning; knowledge, especially of literature.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby letter
Idioms for letter
Origin of letter1
OTHER WORDS FROM letterlet·ter·er, nounlet·ter·less, adjective
Definition for letter (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for letter
Your letter highlights so many of the harsh realities trans people face, specifically in regard to how society rejects us.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Copies of the letter were sent to senior members of the church hierarchy and to the Soviet government.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, feeling “a little loopy” from beers, he sat down and wrote a letter to Santa Claus.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have never gotten one letter in my office about one of those.
And from there, the letter asked for money for a legal defense fund.
This part of this letter was written, as Johnson goes on to say, a considerable time before the conclusion.Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
The impressions of one of his most intimate friends, as conveyed at the time by letter, may fitly be quoted here.
About the time at which I suppose this letter to have been written there is, in fact, a payment of 40 to J.L.Great Ghost Stories|Various
Here is his letter, and I hope you will tell me candidly what you think.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
But the letter was, as you may imagine, written so that the writer should come to no harm were it intercepted.Barry Lyndon|William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for letter
- following the literal interpretation or wording exactly
- attending to every detail
Derived forms of letterletterer, noun
Word Origin for letter
Idioms and Phrases with letter
In addition to the idiom beginning with letter
- letter of the law
- bread and butter letter
- crank call (letter)
- dead letter
- four-letter word
- poison-pen letter
- red-letter day
- to the letter