w

noun (1), often capitalized, often attributive
\ ˈdə-bəl-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce w (audio) , ˈdə-bə- How to pronounce w (audio) , ˈdəb-(ˌ)yü, -yə; ˈdəb-yē\
plural w's or ws\ ˈdə-​bəl-​(ˌ)yüz How to pronounce ws (audio) , ˈdə-​bə-​ ; ˈdəb-​(ˌ)yüz , -​yəz ; ˈdəb-​yēz \

Definition of w

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a : the 23rd letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic w
2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter w
3 : one designated w especially as the 23rd in order or class
4 : something shaped like the letter W

w

abbreviation (1)

Definition of w (Entry 2 of 5)

1 water
2 week
3 weight
4 west; western
5 white
6 wicket
7 wide; width
8 wife
9 with
\ ˈdə-bəl-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce W (audio) , ˈdə-bə-; ˈdəb-(ˌ)yü, -yə; ˈdəb-yē\

Definition of W (Entry 3 of 5)

W

abbreviation (2)

Definition of W (Entry 4 of 5)

watt

W

symbol

Definition of W (Entry 5 of 5)

tungsten

Examples of w in a Sentence

Noun (1)

a word that starts with a w a word that starts with w

Abbreviation (1)

The area of a rectangle is L x W.
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First Known Use of w

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for w

Symbol

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w

noun

English Language Learners Definition of w

: the 23rd letter of the English alphabet

w

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈdə-bəl-yü How to pronounce w (audio) \
plural w's or ws\ -​yüz \

Kids Definition of w

: the 23rd letter of the English alphabet

Kids Definition of W

1 west
2 western

W

symbol

Medical Definition of W

tungsten

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