W, w

[duhb-uh l-yoo, -yoo; rapidly duhb-yuh]
noun, plural W's or Ws, w's or ws.
  1. the 23rd letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter W or w, as in way, bewitch, or row.
  3. something having the shape of a W.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter W or w.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter W or w.

W.S.

  1. West Saxon.
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British Dictionary definitions for ws

ws

the internet domain name for
  1. Western Samoa
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ws in Science

w

  1. Abbreviation of width

W

  1. The symbol for tungsten.
  2. Abbreviation of watt
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