letter letter  /ˈlɛ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a written message addressed to a person or organization
  2. (n) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
  3. (n) owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
  4. (n) a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention)
  5. (n) an award earned by participation in a school sport
  6. (v) win an athletic letter
  7. (v) set down or print with letters
  8. (v) mark letters on or mark with letters

Usage(s):

  1. If this letter changes the course of events for these newborns, then perhaps our lives will have served a higher purpose.
  2. A PTI cover story on an explosive letter to the head of the FBI, Minneapolis agent Coleen Rowley acuses the agency of obstructing information that may have prevented Sept.
  3. The package contained a letter from President Bush to Saddam Hussein conveying in stark terms Washington's determination to see Iraq leave Kuwait.

News

  1. LETTER: Do homework before entering CO2 debate

    Letter writers Jerald Franse and Jim Kohl are perfect examples of what happens as America falls farther and farther behind in science.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  2. Letter: Delaware Avenue traffic change is for the better

    I strongly disagree with the letter writer from Kenmore asking that the traffic on Delaware Avenue be restored to two lanes. First off he stated he was walking along Delaware when he observed the traffic tieup.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  3. Letter: Women and babies are victims

    Letter: Women and babies are victims Editor: Recently in the Record syndicated columnist, Robert Reich, was singing the praises of the progressivism movement since 1968.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

Quotes

  1. "In February 2007, I received a letter from your chairman indicating the view of the Yahoo board that 'now is not the right time from the perspective of our shareholders to enter into discussions regarding an acquisition transaction,'" Ballmer...
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: CTV.ca

  2. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "Tonight is a red-letter night in American history. It is the last time George Bush will give the State of the Union. Next year it will be a Democratic president giving it."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FOXNews

  3. "There were statements issued by some Israeli officials that linked the issue with the protest letter," Fayyad said while on a visit to high schools in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Salam Fayyad Source: International Herald Tribune

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