Definition of letter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    letter

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈletə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈletər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they letter
    BrE BrE//ˈletə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈletər//
     
    he / she / it letters
    BrE BrE//ˈletəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈletərz//
     
    past simple lettered
    BrE BrE//ˈletəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈletərd//
     
    past participle lettered
    BrE BrE//ˈletəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈletərd//
     
    -ing form lettering
    BrE BrE//ˈletərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈletərɪŋ//
     
     
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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] (North American English) to receive a letter made of cloth that you sew onto your clothes for playing in a school or college sports team
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French lettre, from Latin litera, littera ‘letter of the alphabet’, (plural) ‘epistle, literature, culture’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: letter