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(1)   A written message addressed to a person or organization
"Mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
(2)   An award earned by participation in a school sport
"He won letters in three sports"
(3)   The conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
"His grandmother taught him his letters"
(4)   A strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention)
"He followed instructions to the letter"
"He obeyed the letter of the law"
(5)   Owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire


(6)   Mark letters on or mark with letters
(7)   Set down or print with letters
(8)   Win an athletic letter



< < < Etruscan.


  1. A symbol in an alphabet.
    There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
  2. A written message. See also note.
    I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.
  3. Literal meaning.
    "Some MEPs from some countries may have pocketed £2m more than I have by observing the letter but not the spirit of the rules." - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7904886.stm
  4. A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm)
  5. A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm