letter (-'s, -s), n

OFr lettre.

  1. Missive; epistle; written note; printed message; communication made by visible characters from one person to another at a distance.
  2. Verbal expression; [fig.] gift; trinket of memory; token of affection.
  3. Warning; message; means of communication.
  4. Secret note; private document.
  5. Revelation; divine inscription; message from God.
  6. Paper; correspondence; [fig.] good works.
  7. Character; alphabetic symbol; [fig.] word; writing.