- 1A character representing one or more of the sounds used in speech; any of the symbols of an alphabet: a capital letterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Three of its vowels are each represented by a letter of the alphabet.
- If three letters together represent a single sound, they constitute a trigraph, such as tch in catch and sch in schmaltz.
- A group of eight bits makes up a byte, which can represent many types of information, such as a letter of the alphabet or decimal character.
- 1.1 (letters) British • informal The initials of a degree or other qualification: your personality matters far more than letters after your nameMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Advisers who have gained this qualification will have the letters AFPC after their names.
- Ballina woman Dorothy Duffy already has eleven letters of qualification after her name.
- One large test and a somewhat rigorous industry experience qualification and I can now put some letters after my name.
- 1.2US A school or college initial as a mark of proficiency, especially in sport: [as modifier]: a letter jacketMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They fawned over him just because he had a good smile, a fancy car, and a varsity letter jacket.
- Some appear to have just discovered grunge; others wear navy-colored jackets with red sports letters.
- Throughout school, he also pursued sports, earning a varsity letter in wrestling while at Harvard.
- 2A written, typed, or printed communication, sent in an envelope by post or messenger: he sent a letter to Mrs FalconerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I must have written him a letter, because he sent me a postcard in reply.
- We'll stick to the big social events and if people want other things in these pages they can write letters and send us pictures.
- He also sent out the letter before he wrote it (according to the date).
- 2.1 (letters) A legal or formal document.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- As well, he was unable to open an Estate bank account until the letters of probate were issued, which occurred on November 14, 1997.
- 3 (the letter) The precise terms of a statement or requirement; the strict verbal interpretation: we must keep the spirit of the law as well as the letterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Museum directors and trustees are required to honor the letter and spirit of benefactors' wishes.
- It is up to Bulgarians to honour the letter and spirit of the country's constitution, or to amend that very constitution if a need to do so is felt.
- 4 (letters) Literature: the world of lettersMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Canadian art, literature, and letters have traditionally mythologized the North.
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- 1 [with object] Inscribe letters or writing on: her name was lettered in goldMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Horse racing is big in New Zealand, and, before the advent of electronic displays, the bookmakers lettered horses' names on white wooden boards in heavy black sans-serif characters.
- Yet the names of donors are lettered on the walls, museum-style.
- The name has been professionally lettered on in bright letters.
- 1.1Classify with letters: he numbered and lettered the paragraphsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I now have two lists, one for crates, lettered A-L and one for boxes, numbered 1-14.
- 2 [no object] US • informal Be given a school or college initial as a mark of proficiency in sport: in high school she lettered in soccer, basketball and softballMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In high school, she lettered in five sports - soccer, track, basketball, softball, and, with the boys, football.
- I finished out the year, actually lettering in the sport.
- I did, however, join the golf team for one year in high school just so I could say I had lettered in a team sport.
to the letter
- With adherence to every detail: the method was followed to the letterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It is a case where a strict adherence to the letter would involve an error in substance.
- He says his intention is to highlight the absurdities and deceptions in consumer culture by following its rules to the letter.
- The council stands by its decision, insisting that the consultation process has been followed to the letter.
Middle English: from Old French lettre, from Latin litera, littera 'letter of the alphabet', (plural) 'epistle, literature, culture'.