Pronunciation: (let'ur),[key] —n. 1. a written or printed communication addressed to a person or organization and usually transmitted by mail.
2. a symbol or character that is conventionally used in writing and printing to represent a speech sound and that is part of an alphabet.
3. a piece of printing type bearing such a symbol or character.
4. a particular style of type.
5. such types collectively.
6. Often, letters. a formal document granting a right or privilege.
7. actual terms or wording; literal meaning, as distinct from implied meaning or intent (opposed to spirit): the letter of the law. 8. letters,(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a. literature in general.
b. the profession of literature.
c. learning; knowledge, esp. of literature.
9. an emblem consisting of the initial or monogram of a school, awarded to a student for extracurricular activity, esp. in athletics.
10. to the letter, to the last particular; precisely: His orders were carried out to the letter.
—v.t. to mark or write with letters; inscribe.
—v.i. to earn a letter in an interscholastic or intercollegiate activity, esp. a sport: He lettered in track at Harvard.
Pronunciation: (let'ur),[key] —n.Chiefly Brit. a person who lets, esp. one who rents out property.