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    Definition:
    Letter - (n.) One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.
    Letter - (n.) One who retards or hinders.
    Letter - (n.) A mark or character used as the representative of a sound, or of an articulation of the human organs of speech; a first element of written language.
    Letter - (n.) A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.
    Letter - (n.) A writing; an inscription.
    Letter - (n.) Verbal expression; literal statement or meaning; exact signification or requirement.
    Letter - (n.) A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
    Letter - (n.) Learning; erudition; as, a man of letters.
    Letter - (n.) A letter; an epistle.
    Letter - (v. t.) To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.
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    Black letter - () The old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type.
    Black-letter - (a.) Written or printed in black letter; as, a black-letter manuscript or book.
    Black-letter - (a.) Given to the study of books in black letter; that is, of old books; out of date.
    Black-letter - (a.) Of or pertaining to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days. Hence: Unlucky; inauspicious.
    Bloodletter - (n.) One who, or that which, lets blood; a phlebotomist.
    Lettered - (imp. & p. p.) of Letter
    Lettering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Letter
    Lettered - (a.) Literate; educated; versed in literature.
    Lettered - (a.) Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned.
    Lettered - (a.) Inscribed or stamped with letters.
    Letterer - (n.) One who makes, inscribes, or engraves, alphabetical letters.
    Lettering - (n.) The act or business of making, or marking with, letters, as by cutting or painting.
    Lettering - (n.) The letters made; as, the lettering of a sign.
    Letterless - (a.) Not having a letter.
    Letterless - (a.) Illiterate.
    Lettern - (n.) See Lecturn.
    Letterpress - (n.) Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other material by types; -- often used of the reading matter in distinction from the illustrations.
    Letterure - (n.) Letters; literature.
    Letterwood - (n.) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (B. Aubletii), found in Guiana; -- so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.
    News-letter - (n.) A circular letter, written or printed for the purpose of disseminating news. This was the name given to the earliest English newspapers.
    Red-letter - (a.) Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters.
    Sea letter - () The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo.
    Underletter - (n.) A tenant or lessee who grants a lease to another.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Letter - n. 1 character representing one or more of the sounds used in speech. 2 a written or printed message, usu. Sent in an envelope by post. B (in pl.) Addressed legal or formal document. 3 precise terms of a statement, the strict verbal interpretation (letter of the law). 4 (in pl.) A literature. B acquaintance with books, erudition. v. 1 inscribe letters on. 2 classify with letters. to the letter with adherence to every detail. [french from latin littera]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Air letter - n. Sheet of light paper forming a letter for sending by airmail.
    Covering letter - n. (also covering note) explanatory letter sent with an enclosure.
    Dead letter - n. Law or practice no longer observed or recognized.
    Four-letter word - n. Short obscene word.
    French letter - n. Colloq. Condom.
    Initial letter - n. First letter of a word.
    Letter-bomb - n. Terrorist explosive device in the form of a postal packet.
    Letter-box - n. Box or slot into which letters are posted or delivered.
    Lettered - adj. Well-read or educated.
    Letterhead - n. 1 printed heading on stationery. 2 stationery with this.
    Letter of credit - n. Letter from a bank authorizing the bearer to draw money from another bank.
    Letterpress - n. 1 printed words of an illustrated book. 2 printing from raised type.
    Man of letters - n. Scholar or author.
    Newsletter - n. Informal printed report issued periodically to members of a club etc.
    Open letter - n. Letter of protest etc. Addressed to an individual and published in a newspaper etc.
    Poison-pen letter - n. Malicious anonymous letter.
    Red-letter day - n. Day that is pleasantly noteworthy or memorable (orig. A festival marked in red on the calendar).
    Unlettered - adj. Illiterate; not well educated.

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