- literature in general.
- the profession of literature.
- learning; knowledge, especially of literature.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of letter1
Related formslet·ter·er, nounlet·ter·less, adjective
Definition for letters (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for letters
But then, I would look at the letters that people have sent.
In letters to Theo, Vincent would preach to younger brother the virtues of life.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its reporting and commentary on politics, society, and arts and letters have nurtured a broad liberal spirit in our national life.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This past week a new eBay auction announced the sale of “Ancient Egyptian papyrus with Greek letters—Bible.”Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Letters would not be hidden away in bedrooms but stored on cell phones.
Queen Sophia's letters were couched in very energetic language.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
See "Boulter's Letters" on this subject of the English rule.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
Four of the seven letters that constituted the whole correspondence are printed in the Mm.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
A few copies of these letters were printed for the use of the Abbotsford Club.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
In that way he could edit the letters before his secretary saw them.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for letters (1 of 2)
noun (functioning as plural or singular)
British Dictionary definitions for letters (2 of 2)
- following the literal interpretation or wording exactly
- attending to every detail
Derived Formsletterer, noun
Word Origin for letter
Idioms and Phrases with letters
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