lettered

Definitions

  • The letter from home
    The letter from home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lettered highly educated; having extensive information or understanding "knowing instructors","a knowledgeable critic","a knowledgeable audience"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

hand-lettere by FRED GOUDY hand-lettere by FRED GOUDY
Letter to Mr. Lillie. Friday Tenth May 1861 Letter to Mr. Lillie. Friday Tenth May 1861
The princess pulls the letter from the sleeping man's turban The princess pulls the letter from the sleeping man's turban
Shorty Reading the Letter 160 Shorty Reading the Letter 160
OLD BLACK-LETTER QUARTO OLD BLACK-LETTER QUARTO
A seated man smokes and forms a letter C A seated man smokes and forms a letter C
A man walks through a letter D A man walks through a letter D
Two men shaking hands form a letter H Two men shaking hands form a letter H

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
    • Lettered Inscribed or stamped with letters.
    • Lettered Literate; educated; versed in literature. "Are you not lettered ?""The unlettered barbarians willingly accepted the aid of the lettered clergy, still chiefly of Roman birth, to reduce to writing the institutes of their forefathers."
    • Lettered Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned. "A lettered education."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest town name in the world has 167 letters
    • lettered Literate; educated; versed in literature or science.
    • lettered Of or pertaining to learning; marked by or devoted to literary culture: as, lettered ease or retirement.
    • lettered In zoology and botany, marked as if with letters; having spots which look like letters, or make the surface seem to be written over: as, the lettered tortoise (Emys scripta); the lettered chinamark (Diasemia literalis, small brown British moth).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest word that can be typed on the top row of letters on a "Qwerty" keyboard is "typewriter".
    • adj Lettered marked with letters: educated: versed in literature: belonging to learning (Lettered proof and Proof before letters; see Proof)
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Quotations

  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”
  • John Donne
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    “More than kisses letters mingle souls.”
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
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    “I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.”

Idioms

Dear John letter - A letter written by a partner explaining why they are ending the relationship is a Dear John letter.
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French letter - A French letter is a condom.
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Man of letters - A man of letters is someone who is an expert in the arts and literature, and often a writer too.
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Red letter day - A red letter day is a one of good luck, when something special happens to you.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lettre—L. littera.

Usage

In literature:

There are many volumes of letters received from her various relations.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
The following letters will partly supply the place of the missing letter to Carlyle.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
Then he began sending me letters and love lyrics.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
But I want to tell you what I forgot in my last letter; what Dickens himself says of his 'Holyday Romance' in a letter to Fields.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
In Roman lettering emphasis may be obtained for any special word by spacing its letters farther apart.
"Letters and Lettering" by Frank Chouteau Brown
In my letter of that date, which went by the way of London, I had the honor to enclose you a copy of Mr. Barclay's letter.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Of course, my letter was to Mrs Hudson.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
No one gave you my letter written on the spot at Three Taverns in answer to your delightful letters!
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think his latter letters very pleasant indeed.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883)" by Edward FitzGerald
She was quite content to remain at Exeter and expect such excitement as might come to her from letters from Lady Geraldine.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
The letter was a very long one, but one of which I have always been proud.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
And after several attempts he realized that the letter he had in mind was not the simplest to compose.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
The participial closing of a letter, that is, ending a letter with a participial phrase, weakens the entire effect of the letter.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
He had already told St. George of Fenwick's letter to him and of his letter to the bishop, and St. George had whistled.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Letters are always dangerous.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
I enclose the General's letter, and the other letters that have passed on that occasion.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
Among them are some of the veto messages of President Tyler, and many letters from him, Governor Wise, etc.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Mr. Woodhouse saw the letter, and he says he never saw such a handsome letter in his life.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
It was plain that she cared for no letter from this son of hers.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Everywhere they depended on my word to direct them, and they followed my direction to the letter.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In poetry:

Unlearned, unknown to lettered fame,
Yet on the lips of England's poor
And toiling millions dwelt his name,
With blessings evermore.
"Channing" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As monkish scribes from morning break
Toiled till the close of light,
Nor thought a day too long to make
One line or letter bright:
"To The Muse" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Burn my old letters"—ah! for you
These words are easy to say,
For you, who know not the light they brought
To many a darksome day.
"Old Letters: To Mrs. Annie P____" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
And, then, old letters to me are links
To those days forever gone;
For we cling to the past as age would cling
To youth, in its rosy dawn.
"Old Letters: To Mrs. Annie P____" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
Your picture smiles as first it smiled,
The ring you gave is still the same,
Your letter tells, O changing child,
No tidings since it came.
"The Amulet" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am old, so old, I can write a letter;
My birthday lessons are done;
The lambs play always, they know no better;
They are only one times one.
"Songs Of Seven (complete)" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Editor, OBSERVER: This letter is in response to the letter "Campaign signs are un-American" (Sept 10).
This letter is in response to the letter "Campaign signs are un-American" (Sept 10).
Re "Show me the crime numbers" (Letters, Nov 3): Several letters about the Sacramento River parkway display the faulty logic and NIMBYism that often oppose environmental advances.
When I was in my early teens, it taught me not only how to write letters, but it also gave me confidence to write - letters and more.
Should the Union-Bulletin highlight letters to the editor that move or delight readers by having an "official" letter of the month.
Elizabeth Jane Kivell's feminine handwriting inspired a letter from two young navy men, shown in letters to her fiance.
Letters to the Editor Steve Kern I want to make a pronouncement in response to the growing number of responders to my letters.
This letter to the editor is in response to Freeholder Vanderslice's letter of Sept 14.
Letters are welcome via e-mail to letters@economist.com.
War Letters A UNH graduate shares some of the war-time letters he collected for an undergraduate research project.
"Letter R. Letter R. R-r-r … Today, we're going to introduce how to make the letter R.".
Cancer (June 22-July 23): Think of how many letters you can send: Strongly worded letters of complaint, love letters, thank you notes that go into lots of detail, letters of apology and amends.
This letter is in response to Cindy VanAlstyne's letter to the editor on Nov 16 about her father, Ralph VanAlstyne.
Letters From the Diaspora Writing Letters From the Perspective of a Historic Migrant.
I received a call from Sheriff Johnson in response to my letter to the editor, which was critical of his letter about me.
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In science:

Such an application is called a coding (the term ‘letter-to-letter’ morphism is also used in the literature). A morphism σ from A into itself is said to be prolongable if there exists a letter a such that σ (a) = aW , where the word W is such that σn(W ) is a non-empty word for every n ≥ 0.
On the complexity of algebraic numbers II. Continued fractions
Besides, Aq transforms words from the left to the right, that is, the first n letters of a word Aq (w) depend only on the first n letters of w .
On a free group of transformations defined by an automaton
By V 0 or the first letter of v is ∗ while the last letter is ∗−1 .
On a free group of transformations defined by an automaton
We replace each letter ∗ in the word v0 by a if the next letter is ∗−1 and by c otherwise.
On a free group of transformations defined by an automaton
Lemma 4.7 Suppose v is a pattern of length at least 2 such that the first two letters of v coincide as wel l as the last two letters of v .
On a free group of transformations defined by an automaton
We replace each letter ∗ in the word v0 by a if the previous letter is ∗−1 and by c otherwise.
On a free group of transformations defined by an automaton
Roughly speaking, a letter corresponds to an event and two letters commute when the corresponding events can occur simultaneously.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
We will generically use the first letter in the subscript to represent a transform of the density with the second letter acting as a mnemonic for the dummy variable associated with the transform.
The polynomial method for random matrices
The first letter in the subscript represents the transform; the second letter is a mnemonic for the variable associated with the transform that we use consistently in the software based on this framework.
The polynomial method for random matrices
Then we set the automaton to the state q and start inputting the word w into it, letter by letter.
On a series of finite automata defining free transformation groups
After reading a letter x′ in a state q ′ , the automaton produces the output letter ψ(q ′ , x′ ) and makes transition to the state φ(q ′ , x′ ).
On a series of finite automata defining free transformation groups
Besides, Aq transforms words from the left to the right, that is, the first n letters of Aq (w) depend only on the first n letters of w .
On a series of finite automata defining free transformation groups
Finally, they examined the effect of study time (encoding in working memory) on performance for pattern/letter comparison, digit symbol, and letter-sequencing tasks.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
To wit, a word w is a Wigner word if and only if the following conditions hold: • The first and last letters of w are the same. • No letter appears twice in a row in w. • Let α be the first letter of w.
A law of large numbers for finite-range dependent random matrices
A generalized pattern τ is a word in [ℓ]m (possibly with dashes between some letters) that contains each letter from [ℓ] (possibly with repetitions).
Partially ordered patterns and compositions
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