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

'letter' - used as a verb
6. win an athletic letter
7. set down or print with letters
8. mark letters on or mark with letters

derived forms
1. Letter / Plural
letters
2. Letter / Past
lettered
3. Letter / Third Person
letters
4. Letter / Present Participle
lettering
Variations of 'letter'
 
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Fact of the day
The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling.