(noun, verb)


1. a written message addressed to a person or organization

- mailed an indignant letter to the editor

Similar word(s): missive

Definition categories: communication, document, text

2. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

- his grandmother taught him his letters

Definition categories: communication, character, graph, grapheme

3. owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire

Definition categories: person, owner, proprietor

4. a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention)

- he followed instructions to the letter

- he obeyed the letter of the law

Definition categories: communication

5. an award earned by participation in a school sport

- he won letters in three sports

Definition categories: communication, accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

Sentences with letter as a noun:

- There are twenty-six letters in the English alphabet.

- I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.

- Benjamin Franklin was multiskilled - a scientist, politician and a man of letters.

- the letter of a room

- a blood-letter


1. win an athletic letter

Definition categories: possession, earn, garner, win

2. set down or print with letters

Definition categories: creation, impress, print

3. mark letters on or mark with letters

Definition categories: creation, write