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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, Wnoun

    the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

  3. watt, Wnoun

    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-unoun

    the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet


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

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    Nickname for George W. Bush

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    Wins; number of games won by a particular pitcher.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. W

    Is a letter of which the form is not to be found in the alphabets of the learned languages; though it is not improbable that by our w is expressed the sound of the Roman v, and the Eolick s. Both the form and sound are excluded from the languages derived from the Latin. W is sometimes improperly used in diphthongs as a vowel, for u, view; strew: the sound of w consonant is uniform.


  1. W

    W, or w, is the twenty-third and fourth-to-last letter of the modern English and ISO basic Latin alphabets. It represents a consonant, but in some languages it represents a vowel. Its name in English is double-u, plural double-ues.

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of W in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of W in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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