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I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.
Kevin J. Anderson

Meaning of "the letter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE LETTER

the letter play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE LETTER

the last straw
the Last Supper
the last trump
the last word
the Lateran
the latest
the law
the least
the Lebanon
the Lesser Antilles
the Levant
the Levellers
the life and soul
the life of Riley
the like
the likes of
the limelight
the limit
the Lion
the lion´s share

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE LETTER

better
cover letter
fetter
for that matter
for the better
getter
go one better
had better
letter
love letter
netter
newsletter
open letter
petter
setter
the better
to the letter
trendsetter
vetter
wetter
with a capital letter

Synonyms and antonyms of the letter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the letter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE LETTER

Find out the translation of the letter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the letter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the letter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la carta
570 millions of speakers

English

the letter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرسالة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

письмо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a letra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিঠি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la lettre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

surat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Buchstabe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手紙
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

편지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

layang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

các thư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடிதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पत्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mektup
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

la lettera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

list
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лист
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

litera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το γράμμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die letter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bokstaven
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bokstaven
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the letter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE LETTER»

The term «the letter» is very widely used and occupies the 13.797 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE LETTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the letter

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE LETTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the letter.
1
Samuel Alito
I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
2
Kevin J. Anderson
I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.
3
David Augsburger
Wherever chocolate is made, chocolate is chocolate. And any month that contains the letter a, e, i, o, or u is the proper time to share it with others.
4
Bruce Babbitt
Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
5
Philip E. Berger
The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law.
6
Martin Van Buren
For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it.
7
Tom Daschle
Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.
8
Alexander Downer
Well, I'm not going to go into what the letter says, because the police are looking at that. But as you say it's in Bahasa. But of course that's not to suggest that the letter came from outside of Australia. It came from in Australia. It came from Victoria.
9
Stephen Elop
On an iPhone, you touch on the digital keyboard and you know how the letter pops up and shows up bigger so you're making sure you're touching the correct letter? That's Nokia innovation.
10
Harold H. Greene
Frequently you have a clash between the more sterile letter of the law and the justice that underlies it, and I think one of the things I've been trying more or less, where it was possible, is to go with the justice rather than the letter of the law.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE LETTER»

Discover the use of the letter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the letter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Scarlet Letter
Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 2004
2
Lacan to the Letter: Reading Ecrits Closely
And this is precisely what Bruce Fink does in this ambitious book, a fine analysis of Lacan's work on language and psychoanalytic treatment conducted on the basis of a very close reading of texts in his Icrits: A Selection.
Bruce Fink, 2004
3
The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews
The Letter to the Hebrews is the most important explanation of the sacrificial death of Christ in the New Testament. Here, Lindars explains the circumstances in which it was written.
Barnabas Lindars, 1991
4
The Letter of Paul to the Romans: An Introduction and Commentary
F.F. Bruce's study on Romans is a contribution to the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular commentary designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means, without undue ...
Frederick Fyvie Bruce, 1985
5
Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction ...
This book adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the theology, symbolism and argument of Hebrews.
Iutisone Salevao, 2002
6
Addressing the Letter: Italian Women Writers' Epistolary Fiction
Addressing the Letter argues that many epistolary novels purposely tie narrative structure to thematic content, creating in the process powerful texts that reflect and challenge literary and socio-cultural norms.
Laura Anne Salsini, 2010
7
The Title of the Letter: A Reading of Lacan
"This book is a close reading of Jacques Lacan's seminal essay, "The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud," selected for the particular light it casts on Lacan's complex relation to linguistics, psychoanalysis, and ...
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, 1992
8
The Letter of James
Scot McKnight's commentary expounds James both in its own context and in the context of ancient Judaism, the Greco-Roman world, and the emerging Christian faith. --from publisher description
Scot McKnight, 2011
9
A Journal of the English Civil War: The Letter Book of Sir ...
"Sir William Brereton's letter book out of the English Civil War (1642-1646), contains copies of letters sent and received by him detailing his victory against the last Royalist army, various sieges, and constant need for money and troops.
Sir William Brereton, Joseph McKenna, 2012
10
The Letter of James: An Introduction and Commentary
Douglas Moo's study of James is a contribution to the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular commentary designed to help the general reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means, without undue recourse to ...
Douglas J. Moo, 1985

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE LETTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the letter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and over 1000 AI …
The letter states that the development of autonomous weapons, or weapons that can target and fire without a human at the controls, could bring about a "third ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Republican letter to Iran intensifies dispute with White House
Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), who signed the letter. He said the administration's rush to secure a deal with Iran had led it to dismiss Congress's concerns. «Washington Post, Mar 15»
3
Church of England bishops' pastoral letter: key points
The Church of England has published a 52-page letter outlining its hopes for political ... The letter states that its aim is to help church members consider how to ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
4
Iran's Supreme Leader exchanges 'secret letter' with US president
Details of the letter were uncovered by the Wall Street Journal, citing an Iranian diplomat, who claims that the Ayatollah Khamenei's response was “respectful” ... «The Independent, Feb 15»
5
50 senators sign letter urging Redskins to change team name
50 U.S. senators have signed a letter urging the NFL to take action and force the Washington Redskins to change their team nickname. The letter was written ... «USA TODAY, May 14»
6
Woody Allen Speaks Out
One must ask, did Dylan even write the letter or was it at least guided by her mother? Does the letter really benefit Dylan or does it simply advance her mother's ... «New York Times, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. The letter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-letter>. Jul 2020 ».
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