- literature in general.
- the profession of literature.
- learning; knowledge, especially of literature.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for letter
Origin of letter1
synonym study for letter
OTHER WORDS FROM letterlet·ter·er, nounlet·ter·less, adjective
Words nearby letter
Definition for letter (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly British.
Example sentences from the Web for letter
She did urge the county to take out SDSU students from the statistics, and they’re going to send a letter to the state asking that the SDSU numbers not be included in the calculation of the county’s tier status.
I could name many of them who, for example, organized and signed a letter of support for me in 1991.Can Anita Hill Forgive Joe Biden … and Work With Him?|Pallabi Munsi|September 14, 2020|Ozy
That’s why Ivan tells Selin that his love for her is “for the person writing your letters.”The true love story in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot is a love affair with language|Constance Grady|September 11, 2020|Vox
Let’s get to the letter of the law, as Apple is a stickler for precision when it comes to these rules.Apple lays out its messy vision for how xCloud and Stadia will work with its App Store rules|Lucas Matney|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Obviously, thankfully, that letter never needed to be opened, but I wrote that letter that tells your loved ones what you want them to know.Pete Buttigieg Says Dems Did Not Coordinate to Seal Biden’s Primary Win|Nick Fouriezos|September 9, 2020|Ozy
In memoriam, Parker Molloy writes a powerful letter to Leelah.Six Must-Read Stories About Gay Mormon Husbands and Iranian Drug Wars|The Daily Beast|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Your letter highlights so many of the harsh realities trans people face, specifically in regard to how society rejects us.
Just a few short years ago, I sat down at my computer, and I typed out a similar goodbye letter.
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
I have never gotten one letter in my office about one of those.
He turned to the gentle accents of his sweet Alice, breathed in a letter which had been wet with her grateful tears.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Hoosier hurried on board the boat, and followed Dick's instructions to the letter.
A letter from Fajardo to the king (December 10, 1621) concerns various matters of administration and business.
How little did he divine that the letter of the doctor was called forth by a communication from the countess-dowager.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
With this letter is another by the same writer, dated July 30, 1622—a postscript to a duplicate of the preceding letter.
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