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w

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noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈdə-bəl-(ˌ)yü, ˈdə-bə-; ˈdəb-(ˌ)yü, -yə; ˈdəb-yē\

Simple Definition of w

  • : the 23rd letter of the English alphabet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of w

plural

w's

or

ws

play \-(ˌ)yüz, -yəz, -yēz\
  1. 1 a :  the 23d letter of the English alphabet b :  a graphic representation of this letter c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic w

  2. 2 :  a graphic device for reproducing the letter w

  3. 3 :  one designated w especially as the 23d in order or class

  4. 4 :  something shaped like the letter W

Examples of w in a sentence

  1. a word that starts with a w

  2. a word that starts with w



15th Century

First Known Use of w

15th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

w

abbreviation

Definition of w

  1. 1 water

  2. 2 week

  3. 3 weight

  4. 4 white

  5. 5 wicket

  6. 6 wide; width

  7. 7 wife

  8. 8 with




1

W

noun

Definition of W



1960

First Known Use of w

1960


2

W

abbreviation

Definition of W

  1. watt




3

W

symbol

Definition of W

  1. tungsten



Origin and Etymology of w

German Wolfram


W Defined for Kids

noun , often cap \ˈdə-bəl-yü\

Definition of w for Students

plural

w's

or

ws

\-yüz\
  1. :  the 23rd letter of the English alphabet



Headscratcher for w

W is the only letter whose name is more than one syllable. In fact, the letter's name when spelled out, double-u, doesn't even contain a W or the sound it makes. So why is the letter double-u called double-u? The name describes the letter's shape when written by hand.


W

abbreviation

Definition of W for Students

  1. 1 west

  2. 2 western




Medical Dictionary

W

symbol

Medical Definition of W

  1. tungsten



Origin and Etymology of w

German wolfram


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