Definitions for w

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

W, wˈdʌb əlˌyu, -yʊ; rapidly ˈdʌb yə(n.)(pl.)Ws; W's, ws; w's.

  1. the 23rd letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like aW.

  4. a written or printed representation of the letter W or



  1. watt.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. west.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. western.

  4. white.

  5. wide.

  6. width.

  7. withdrawal.


  1. the 23rd in order or in a series.

  2. Chem. tungsten.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. Biochem. tryptophan.

    Category: Biochemistry

* Symbol..

Origin of W:

< G Wolframwolfram

W +

  1. Symbol.the positively charged W particle.

    Category: Physics

W −

  1. Symbol.the negatively charged W particle.

    Category: Physics


  1. watt.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. with.

  3. withdrawal.


  1. Wales.

  2. warden.

  3. watt.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  4. Wednesday.

  5. weight.

  6. Welsh.

  7. west.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  8. western.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  9. width.

  10. Physics. work.

    Category: Physics


  1. warden.

  2. water.

  3. watt.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  4. week.

  5. weight.

  6. west.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  7. western.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  8. wide.

  9. width.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  10. wife.

  11. with.

  12. Physics. work.

    Category: Physics


  1. with.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tungsten, wolfram, W, atomic number 74(noun)

    a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

  2. west, due west, westward, W(noun)

    the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

  3. watt, W(noun)

    a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm

  4. W, w, double-u(noun)

    the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. W(abbreviation)ˈʌbəlju


    a 60w bulb

  2. Wˈʌbəlju


    86 degrees W

  3. Wˈʌbəlju


    W. Europe


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  7. W(Abbreviation)


  8. W(Abbreviation)

    The statistic for the number of wins by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf)

  9. W(Abbreviation)


  10. W(Abbreviation)

    Nickname for George W. Bush

  11. W(Abbreviation)

    Wins; number of games won by a particular pitcher.

Webster Dictionary

  1. W

    the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, is usually a consonant, but sometimes it is a vowel, forming the second element of certain diphthongs, as in few, how. It takes its written form and its name from the repetition of a V, this being the original form of the Roman capital letter which we call U. Etymologically it is most related to v and u. See V, and U. Some of the uneducated classes in England, especially in London, confuse w and v, substituting the one for the other, as weal for veal, and veal for weal; wine for vine, and vine for wine, etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 266-268


  1. W

    W is the 23rd letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. In other Germanic languages, including German, its name is similar to that of English V. In many languages, its name literally means "double v": Spanish doble ve, French double vé, Icelandic tvöfalt vaff, Czech dvojité vé, Finnish kaksois-vee, etc.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. W

    (a) A symbol or abbreviation for watt. (b) A symbol or abbreviation for work. (c) A symbol or abbreviation for weight.

Translations for w

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