letter


letter
n.
written message

1) to type; write a letter

2) to mail. post (BE), send a letter

3) to drop a letter into a mailbox (AE), letter box (BE)

4) to certify; register a letter

5) to take (down), transcribe a letter

6) to dictate a letter

7) to deliver; forward a letter

8) to get, receive a letter

9) a brief; detailed; long; rambling letter

10) an anonymous; business; chain; fan; follow-up; form; love; open; pastoral; personal; poison-pen letter

11) an airmail; certified; dead; express; registered; special-delivery letter

12) the letters crossed in the mail (esp. AE), post (BE)

13) a letter about

14) a letter from; to (we received a letter from her about the incident)

15) in a letter

unit of an alphabet

16) a block; capital, large, upper-case; lower-case, small letter

first letter of the name of a school, college denoting membership on a sports team

(AE)

17) to earn, win one's letter

18) a school letter

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['letə]
certified
detailed
follow-up
forward a letter
lower-case
pastoral
personal
poison-pen letter
rambling letter
register a letter
registered: special-delivery letter
send a letter
small letter
transcribe a letter
upper-case
write a letter
post (BE)
to (we received a letter from her about the incident)
['first letter of the name of a school, college denoting membership on a sports team'] (AE) to earn. win one's letter
['unit of an alphabet'] a block: capital
['written message'] to type
a brief
a school letter
a letter about
a letter from
an airmail
an anonymous
in a letter
to certify
to deliver
to dictate a letter
to get. receive a letter
to mail
the letters crossed in the mail (esp. AE) . post (BE)
to drop a letter into a mailbox (AE) . letter box (BE)
to take (down)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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