Synonyms of letter


1. letter, missive, text, textual matter, document

usage: a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"

2. letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character, character, grapheme, graphic symbol

usage: the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"

3. letter, owner, proprietor

usage: owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire

4. letter, literal interpretation

usage: a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); "he followed instructions to the letter"; "he obeyed the letter of the law"

5. letter, varsity letter, award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels

usage: an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports"


1. letter, earn, garner

usage: win an athletic letter

2. letter, print, impress

usage: set down or print with letters

3. letter, write

usage: mark letters on or mark with letters

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