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Definition of letter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they letter
    he / she / it letters
    past simple lettered
    -ing form lettering
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  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] letter something (+ noun) to give a letter to something as part of a series or list the stars lettered Alpha and Beta
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive] letter something (in something) to print, paint, sew, etc. letters onto something a black banner lettered in white
  3. 3[intransitive] to receive a letter made of cloth that you sew onto your clothes for playing very well in a school or college sports team
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: letter