简明英汉词典

letter
[5letE]
n.
文字, 字母, 信函, 字面意义, 铅字, 证书, 文学, 学问
vt.
用字母标明, 在...上刻(或题)字
vi.
写印刷体字母

美国传统词典[双解]

letter
let.ter
AHD:[lμt“…r]
D.J.[6let*]
K.K.[6lWt+]
n.(名词)

(1)

A written symbol or character representing a speech sound and being a component of an alphabet.
字母:一种书写符号或代表一个语音的特征,是字母表的组成部分

(2)

A written or printed communication directed to a person or an organization.
信:发给某人或某种组织的书写或打印的通讯

(3)

Often letters A certified document granting rights to its bearer.
常作 letters 许可证:证明持有者某些权力的证明文件

(4)

Literal meaning:
字面意思:
had to adhere to the letter of the law.
必须恪守法律的字面意思

(5)

letters (used with a sing. verb)
letters (与单数动词连用)

(6)

Literary culture; belles-lettres.
文学;纯文学

(7)

Learning or knowledge, especially of literature.
文学知识:尤指文学方面的学问或知识

(8)

Literature or writing as a profession.
文学家,作家

(9)

Printing
【印刷术】

(10)

A piece of type that prints a single character.
(一个)铅字:印刷某一个字的铅字

(11)

A specific style of type.
字形:铅字的某种特定印刷体例

(12)

The characters in one style of type.
铅字字体:铅字某种印刷体例中的字符

(13)

An emblem in the shape of the initial of a school awarded for outstanding performance, especially in varsity athletics.
校名字首形式的徽章:以学校名字首字母的形状制成的徽章,奖给那些表现优异的人,尤指那些大学体育竞赛中表现优异者
v.(动词)
let.teredlet.ter.inglet.ters
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To write letters on.
写上字

(2)

To write in letters.
以文字写上
v.intr.(不及物动词)

(1)

To write or form letters.
写字,造字

(2)

To earn a school letter, as for outstanding athletic achievement:
获得校名字母徽章:赢得学校名字母缩写徽章,如因取得体育竞赛优异成绩者:
She lettered in three collegiate sports.
她在三次大学生体育竞赛中获得校名字母徽章

习惯用语

to the letter
To the last detail; exactly:
严格按照文字;精确地:
followed instructions to the letter.
不折不扣地遵照指示

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Old French lettre
源自 古法语 lettre

(3)

from Latin littera
源自 拉丁语 littera

(4)

perhaps from Etruscan
可能源自 伊特鲁里亚语

(5)

from Greek diphthera [hide, leather, writing surface]
源自 希腊语 diphthera [兽皮,皮革,书写表面]

继承用法

letterer
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

letterepistlemissivenote

(2)

The central meaning shared by these nouns is “a written communication directed to another”:
这些名词共有的中心意思是指“发给别人的一种书面交流形式”:
received a letter of complaint;
收到一封投拆信;
the Epistles of the New Testament;
新约圣经的使徒书信;
a missive of condolence;
慰问公函;
a thank-you note.
致谢信

现代英汉词典

letter
[5letE(r)]
n.

(1)

字母

(2)

to post a letter
寄一封信

(3)

(pl)字面意义

(4)

(常用pl)文学;写作生涯

习惯用语

to the letter
严格按照文字

词性变化

letter
n.

(1)

用字母标明

(2)

按字母分类

现代英汉综合大辞典

letter
[5letE]
n.

(1)

文字; 字母

(2)

书信, 函件, 电报

(3)

[用作单或复]文学, 学问, 读写基础知识

(4)

[常用复]证书, 许可证

(5)

字面意义, 形式

(6)

【刷】铅[活]字
be slow at one's letters
(某人)读书进步慢

词性变化

letter
vt.
写[刻印]上文字[字母]; 标上字母分类; 加标题
vi.

(1)

写上字母

(2)

【体】获得大学运动员的荣誉

继承用法

letterbound
adj.
拘泥于字句的

lettercard
[`letEkB:d]
n.
封缄信片

letterdrop
n.
邮局[信箱]的投信口

letterform
[`letEfR:m]
n.
字母型式; 信笺

lettergram
[`letE^rAm]
n.
减价电报

letterhead
[5letEhed]
n.
有衔的信纸; 印在信纸上端的人名或商行的名称、地址等

letterman
[`letEmAn]
n.
美国大学里受赠校名一字母之荣誉的优秀运动员

letter-perfect
[9letE`p\:fIkt]
adj.
完全记住的; (校对等)无讹的

letterphone
n.
书写电话机

letterpress
[5letEpres]
n.
印刷物中的文字部分; 活版印刷; 书信复写器

letterset
[`letEset]
n.
活版胶印

lettersheet
n.
信纸[笺]; 邮简

letterweight
[`letEweIt]
n.

(1)

镇纸, 纸压

(2)

信秤

letterwriter
n.

(1)

书信复写器

(2)

写信人

lettered
[5letEd]
adj.

(1)

识字的, 有文化的

(2)

博学的

(3)

有文字的, 印有字母的

letterer
n.
字母[文字]刻写人

letterless
[`letElIs]
adj.

(1)

没有信件的

(2)

没有刻印文字的

习惯用语

affect [hunt, lick] the letter
练习或研究(首字母)双声法, 实行或研究押头韵

by letter
以书信形式

call letters
(电台)呼号

drop letter

(1)

[美]托人由一地带到另一地付邮的信件

(2)

寄在同一邮局由收信人来领取的信件

(3)

一章开头下伸二、三行的首字母

in letter and in spirit
在字面意义和精神实质上, 无论形式和实际

take sth. in the letter
从字面意义上理解某事

to the letter

(1)

严格按照字句

(2)

彻头彻尾

(3)

了如指掌

win one's letter
当上某体育组织的选手

特殊用法

abbreviated call letters
缩写呼号

acceptance letter of credit
承兑信用证

allotment letter
分配股息通知单

amateur station call letter
业余电台呼号

ancillary [subsidiary] letter of credit
附属信用证

anticipatory letter of credit
提前付款信用证

ascending letters
【刷】西文上伸字母

assignable letter of credit
可转让信用证

back letter
换取清洁提单的赔偿保证函

bank letter
大银行定期出版报道经济情况的小册子

bank letter of credit
银行信用证

begging letter
募捐信, 求援信

belles letters
纯文学(如诗歌、戏曲等)

black letter
古代英国哥特式黑体字

blank letter of bill
不记名票据

blind letter
地址姓名不明的信

block letter
大型字体, 大写等线字体

bold face letter
粗线体

bold-type letter
粗体字母

bread-and-butter letter
客人给主人道谢的信

business letter
商业书信

call letters
电台呼号

capital letter
大写字母

cash letter
现金运送单

chain letter
连锁信, 连环信

check-off letter
加勾加圈后可作复信的格式信

circular letter
通知, 通函

clean letter of credit
光票信用证, 清洁信用证

clean payment letter of credit
全部预支信用证, 光票付款信用证

code letter
(代)码字母

collection letter
托收委托书

collective call letters
集合呼号

comfort letter
审计师致证券包销商工作完成通知书

commercial letters
商业尺牍

commercial documentary letter of credit
商业跟单信用证

conventional letter
假设符号, 代表符号

confirmed letter of credit
保兑信用证

covering letter
说明附件, 随文件包裹寄出的说明信

cumulative letter of credit
可累积使用的信用证

damaged letter
【刷】残损活字, 已磨损的铅字

dead letter

(1)

死信, 无法投递[退还]的信件

(2)

空文; 名存实亡的风俗习惯

descending letters
【刷】西文下伸字母

dim letters
字迹模糊

divisible letter of credit
可分割信用证

documentary letter of credit
跟单信用证

domestic letter of credit
国内信用证

drop letter
章首的装饰字体

engagement letter
聘书

Europe letter
欧洲字体

export letter of credit
出口信用征

export letters of credit received
开来出口信用证

extended letters
展开字

fixed letter of outlay
确定支出单证

follow-up letter
警告书, 预告书, 再次通知书

foreign traveller's letter of credit
外国旅行信用证

form letter
格式信

France letter
法国字母; [俚]阴茎套

full call letters
完整呼号

function letter
操作字码

general average letter of guaranty
共同海损担保函

general letter of credit
普通信用证

general letter of hypothecation
总质押书, 质押权利总设定书

Greek letter
希腊字母

guaranteed letter of credit
凭保证开出的信用证

hand letters
【刷】手印字模

import letter of credit
进口信用证

indivisible letter of credit
不可分割信用证

ingoing cash letter
现金收入凭证

insured letter
保价信

international call letters
(无线电)国际呼号

irrevocable letter of credit
不可撤销信用证

key letter
编码键

lien letter
留置证书

light face letter
细线体

lower case letters
小写字体

management letter
核数师致客户书

market letter
商情报告书

master letter of credit
主信用证

merchant's letter of credit
商人信用证, 商人信用状

negotiable letter of credit
可转让信用证[状]

night letter
夜间电报

non-cumulative revolving letter of credit
不可累积使用的循环信用证

open letters
【刷】空心字体

open letter of credit
无特殊条件的信用证

ornamental letter
花式字母; 用图案装饰的字母(多用于章节之首)

packing letter of credit
提前付款信用证

periodic letter of credit
(循环信用证中对每一期间装运 最高额有限定的)周期信用证

postage due letter
欠资信railway letter(s)[英]铁道邮递信件

reciprocal letter of credit
对开信用证

red clause letter of credit
红条款信用证[状]

registered letter
挂号信

reminder letter
催函

remittance letter
汇款信

representation letter
审计客户表白书

revocable letter of credit
可撤销信用证

revolving letter of credit
循环信用证

rush letter of credit
速开信用证

sale letter
销售信

sample size letter
试样尺寸码

sample size code letter
样本量字码

sea letter
航海证, 海上通行证

sealed letter
封口信件

shipper's letter of instruction
装运指示

sight letter of credit
即期信用状

simple block letter
简单方形字码

small letters [cap's]
小写字体

specially negotiating bank letter of credit
特别指定支付银行信用证

stand letter of credit
备用信用证

stand-by letter of credit
备用信用状, 保证备用状

steel letters
钢字

straight letter of credit
一次使 用信用证, 简明信用证

superior letters
【刷】上标

swash letters
【刷】花饰大写斜体字

terminal code letter
收尾作用码

tied letter
【刷】连字

time letter of credit
远期信用证

transferable (assignable) letter of credit
可转让信用证

transit letter
兑现信托书

transit letter of credit
转口信用证

traveller's letter of credit
旅行信用状, 旅行者信用状

trust letter
信托证

unassignable letter of credit
不可转让的信用证

unconfirmed letter of credit
不保兑信用证, 未确认信用状

undated letter
无日期的信

upper-case letter
上档字母, 大写字母

usance letter of credit
迟期付款的信用证; 远期信用证

usance payment letter of credit
远期信用证

vertical letters
立体字

withdrawn letter
撤回的信函

wood letters
【刷】木刻活字

world-wide circular letter of credit
世界流通的信用证

letter of abandonment
委付书

letter of administration
选定遗产管理人命令,管理遗产委托状

letter of advice
(商业) 通告书

letter of allotment
认股分配书

letterof application
申请书

letterof appointment
委任书

letter of assign-ment
信用状转让书

letter of attorney
授权书,委任书, 转让书

letter of authority
委托拨款证

letter of cancellation
解约书

letter of commitment
委托书, 承诺书

letter of conservatorship
法院发出的监护人证书

letter of credence
国书

letter of credit
信用证

letter of credit amount
信用证金额

letter of credit at sight
即期信用证

letter of credit ledger
信用证总帐

letter of credit terms
信用证条款

letter of credit with red clause
红条款信用证

letter of delegation
代理收款委托书

letter of deposit
存款单, 证券寄存单

letter of explanation
说明书

letter of guarantee
信用保证书

letter of guarantee for production of bill of lading
提货担保书

letter of hypothecation
抵押证书

letter of identification
身分证书

letter of indemnity
(外贸)赔偿保证书

letter of indication
印鉴证明书

letter of inquiry
询价函件

letter of instruction
(国内银行发给国外银行的)信用函通知书; 指示证

letter of intent
意向书

letter of introduction
介绍信

letter of lien
设定抵押的文书, 留置权书

letter of marque
捕押特许证

letter of notice
通知单

letter of patent
专利证书

letter of ratification
批准书

letter of recall
召回国书

letter of recommendation
推荐书, 保荐书, 介绍书

letter of reference
调查信; 保证书

letter of regret
致歉信(致未被接收的入股申请人)

letter of remittance
汇款书

letter of renunciation
股份分配弃绝证书

letter of subrogation
权益转让书

letter of testamentary
遗嘱执行人授权书

letter of transmittal
转送函

letter of undertaking
担保书

用法词典

letter
来自拉丁语littera

英文相关词典

letter
character    communication    dispatch    message    note    symbol    

[七国语言]英汉电子工程大词典

letter
字母

[七国语言]英汉公共大词典

letter
文字;信

[七国语言]英汉数学大词典

letter
文字, 字母

[七国语言]英汉信息大词典

letter
字母

英汉双解计算机词典

letter

字母;[文字,字母]
A graphic character that, when appearing alone or combined with others, is primarily used to represent a sound element of a spoken language, but excluding diacritical marks used alone and punctuation marks.
一种图形字符,当单独出现或与其它组合时,主要用来表示口语语言的一个发声元素, 但不包括单独使用的变音符号和标点符号。

美国传统词典

letter
let.ter
AHD:[lμt“…r]
D.J.[6let*]
K.K.[6lWt+]
n.

(1)

A written symbol or character representing a speech sound and being a component of an alphabet.

(2)

A written or printed communication directed to a person or an organization.

(3)

Often letters A certified document granting rights to its bearer.

(4)

Literal meaning:
had to adhere to the letter of the law.

(5)

letters (used with a sing. verb)

(6)

Literary culture; belles-lettres.

(7)

Learning or knowledge, especially of literature.

(8)

Literature or writing as a profession.

(9)

Printing

(10)

A piece of type that prints a single character.

(11)

A specific style of type.

(12)

The characters in one style of type.

(13)

An emblem in the shape of the initial of a school awarded for outstanding performance, especially in varsity athletics.
v.
let.tered, let.ter.ing, let.ters
v.tr.

(1)

To write letters on.

(2)

To write in letters.
v.intr.

(1)

To write or form letters.

(2)

To earn a school letter, as for outstanding athletic achievement:
She lettered in three collegiate sports.

习惯用语

to the letter
To the last detail; exactly:
followed instructions to the letter.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Old French lettre

(3)

from Latin littera

(4)

perhaps from Etruscan

(5)

from Greek diphthera [hide, leather, writing surface]

继承用法

letterer
n.

参考词汇

(1)

letter, epistle, missive, note

(2)

The central meaning shared by these nouns is “a written communication directed to another”:
received a letter of complaint;
the Epistles of the New Testament;
a missive of condolence;
a thank-you note.

英汉船舶大词典

letter
n.函,字;n.字母

朗文英汉综合电脑词典

letter
字母;信[L,LTR]

英汉电信大词典

letter
n.信,电报

英汉法学大词典

letter
出租人 ,书信,信函,许可证

英汉航海大词典

letter
n.信件

英汉航空大词典

letter
n.字母;n.字母,信

英汉化学大词典

letter
n.信,字母,文字,出租人;vt.编字码,写上字,写印刷体

英汉海运大词典

letter
字,字母符号书信证书,许可证

基本词义

letter
文字信证书

基本词义

letter
信无线电报字母,文字字,符号,书信,证书,许可证,

英汉经贸大词典

letter
n.信件

英汉计算机大词典

letter
n.信(字母,文字;vt.编字码(写上字,写印刷体)

英汉建筑大词典

letter
n.字母,书信,文字

英汉心理学大词典

letter
字母

英汉冶金大词典

letter
n.字母,文字

英汉医学大词典

letter
n.左旋甲状腺素钠

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