The definition of a letter is a symbol representing a speech sound or a written message.(noun)
Letter is defined as to earn a recognition in an activity, especially a sport.(verb)
An example of letter is to earn an award in college basketball.
See letter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lettre < OFr < L littera, letter of the alphabet, (in pl.) a letter, epistle
See letter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French lettre
Origin: , from Latin littera
Origin: , perhaps from Etruscan
Origin: , from Greek diphtherā, hide, leather, writing surface.
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