The letter U
- The definition of u refers to the upper class in Britain.
An example of people belonging to the u class are kings and queens.
- U is the 21st letter of the alphabet.
An example of u is the second letter in the word "cut."
- the twenty-first letter of the English alphabet: formerly a variant of V, v; not until the 18th cent. was it established as a vowel symbol only
- any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the vowel (u) of cut, (?) of bush, or (?) of rude, or the semivowel (w) of win
- a type or impression for u or U
- the twenty-first in a sequence or group
- an object shaped like
- of u or U
- twenty-first in a sequence or group
- shaped like
- atomic mass unit
Origin of U; from u(pper class)
Origin of UU(nion of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations)
Origin of UBurmese.
Origin of Uu(pper class).
nounpl. u's or U's also us or Us
- The 21st letter of the modern English alphabet.
- Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter u.
- The 21st in a series.
- Something shaped like the letter U.
- U A grade that indicates an unsatisfactory status.
passport, United States of America
This stylized font appears on the first page of US passports.
(lower case, upper case U)
- The name of the Latin-script letter U/u.
- A thing in the shape of the letter U
(second person, singular or plural, nominative or objective)
- (abbreviation, slang, text messaging, Internet) you (in text messaging and internet conversations)
- Take me with u.
From Middle English lower case letter v (also written u), from Old English lower case u, from 7th century replacement by lower case u of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter áš¢ (u, “ur"), derived from Raetic letter u.
Before the 1700s, the pointed form v was written at the beginning of a word, while a rounded form u was used elsewhere, regardless of sound. So whereas valor and excuse appeared as in modern printing, have and upon were printed haue and vpon. Eventually, in the 1700s, to differentiate between the consonant and vowel sounds, the v form was used to represent the consonant, and u the vowel sound. v then preceded u in the alphabet, but the order has since reversed.
(upper case, lower case u)
- (chiefly UK) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.
- -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)
The initial vowel of human
- (slang) United States dollar
- Alternative form of U.
This is an Asian-style emoticon, and thus is vertical; its simplest horizontal analogue is the more universal Western-style :-). Note that while ^u^ solely focuses on the eyes and mouth, :-) elongates the face to focus on the nose as well.
u - Computer Definition
- In electricity, the symbol for potential energy difference, which is the work done to move a unit charge between two points in an electric field. In other words, the difference in voltage level between two points in an electric field.
- U interface or Reference Point U in ISDN. See Reference Point U.