1) (a mark expressing a sound: the letters of the alphabet.) bokstav
2) (a written message, especially sent by post in an envelope: She slowly took the letter from its envelope; Did you post my letter?) brev
- letterbox
- letterhead
- to the letter
subst. \/ˈletə\/
1) bokstav
2) (overført) ordlyd
3) brev, skriv, forretningsbrev, skrivelse
4) (typografi) type, bokstav, skrifttype
by letter per brev, skriftlig
keep to the letter of the law følge lovverket bokstavelig
the letter killeth, the Spirit giveth life (bibelsk) bokstaven slår ihjel, men Ånden gjør levende
letter of introduction introduksjonsbrev, introduksjonsskrivelse
letters (tar verb i entall eller flertall) litteratur, lærdom, dannelse
letter to the editor leserbrev
open letter (avisspråk) åpent brev
person of letters (oftest) litterat, forfatter, lærd mann, lærd kvinne
small letter liten bokstav
to the letter eller down to the last letter bokstavelig, til punkt og prikke, helt og holdent, til minste detalj, ubetinget
carry out an order to the letter the
world of letters eller the republic of letters eller the commonwealth of letters den lærde republikk, den litterære verden, forfatterne skjønnlitteraturen
writer of the letter sewriter
subst. \/ˈletə\/
utleier, en som leier ut
he is a letter of rooms
verb \/ˈletə\/
1) skrive bokstaver, tegne bokstaver, hugge bokstaver, utforme bokstaver
the card was artistically lettered
she learnt to letter at an early age
2) sette navn på, merke, klassifisere
letter a book
3) (om bok) stemple ryggtittel på

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.


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