Definition of Letters

1. Noun. The literary culture. "This book shows American letters at its best"

Generic synonyms: Culture



2. Noun. Scholarly attainment. "He is a man of letters"

Definition of Letters

1. Noun. (plural of letter) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of letter) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Letters

1. letter [v] - See also: letter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Letters

letterform
letterforms
letterhead
letterheads
lettering
letterings
letterless
letterlike
letterman
lettermen
lettern
letterns
letterpress
letterpressed
letterpresses
letters (current term)
letters after one's name
letters close
letters of administration
letters of credit
letters of marque
letters of recommendation
letters patent
letters testamentary
letters to the editor
letterset printing
letterspacing
letterspacings
letterure
letterwood

Literary usage of Letters

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"His letters to Lady Trevelyan and the others, while they bubble over with ... It is rarely that a biography of a man of letters, a poet and a statesman, ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1838)
"book of travels, but they are not letters. A meeting to ' discuss a question of science is not conversation, nor are ' papers written to another, ..."

3. Publications by American Folklore Society (1904)
"A BUNDLE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON'S letters NOW FIRST PUBLISHED EDITED BY FRANK H. SEVERANCE Secretary of the Buffalo Historical Society Among the unpublished ..."

4. Lectures and Essays by Alfred Ainger (1905)
"UNIVERSITY or THE letters OF CHARLES LAMB THE published letters of distinguished ... The letters of these, and others you will recall, form indeed a limited ..."

5. The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions by William Callyhan Robinson (1890)
"The Patent Privilege Created and Defined by the Grant of letters-Patent. ... Of this exclusive privilege the letters- patent are at once the measure and the ..."

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