What does alphabet mean?

Definitions for alphabet
ˈæl fəˌbɛt, -bɪtal·pha·bet

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alphabet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alphabet(noun)

    a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

  2. rudiment, first rudiment, first principle, alphabet, ABC, ABC's, ABCs(noun)

    the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

    "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"

Wiktionary

  1. alphabet(Noun)

    The set of letters used when writing in a language.

  2. alphabet(Noun)

    A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.

    Let uE0001740uE001 be a regular language over the alphabet uE0001741uE001.

  3. alphabet(Noun)

    One particular letter used in writing a language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alphabet(noun)

    the letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language

  2. Alphabet(noun)

    the simplest rudiments; elements

  3. Alphabet(verb)

    to designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically

  4. Origin: [L. alphabetum, fr. Gr. + , the first two Greek letters; Heb. leph and beth: cf. F. alphabet.]

Freebase

  1. Alphabet

    An alphabet is a standard set of letters which is used to write one or more languages based on the general principle that the letters represent phonemes of the spoken language. This is in contrast to other types of writing systems, such as syllabaries and logographies. A true alphabet has letters for the vowels of a language as well as the consonants. The first "true alphabet" in this sense is believed to be the Greek alphabet, which is a modified form of the Phoenician alphabet. In other types of alphabet either the vowels are not indicated at all, as was the case in the Phoenician alphabet, or else the vowels are shown by diacritics or modification of consonants, as in the devanagari used in India and Nepal. There are dozens of alphabets in use today, the most popular being the Latin alphabet. Many languages use modified forms of the Latin alphabet, with additional letters formed using diacritical marks. While most alphabets have letters composed of lines, there are also exceptions such as the alphabets used in Braille, fingerspelling, and Morse code.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alphabet

    al′fa-bet, n. the letters of a language arranged in the usual order.—n. Alphabetā′rian, one learning his alphabet, a beginner: a student of alphabets.—adjs. Alphabet′ic, -al, relating to or in the order of an alphabet.—adv. Alphabet′ically.—v.t. Al′phabetise, to arrange alphabetically:—pr.p. al′phabetīsing; pa.p. al′phabetīsed. [Gr. alpha, beta, the first two Greek letters.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ALPHABET

    A toy for the children found in books, blocks, pictures and vermicelli soup. Contains 26 letters and only three syllables.

How to pronounce alphabet?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say alphabet in sign language?

  1. alphabet

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alphabet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alphabet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of alphabet in a Sentence

  1. Akif Hamzacebi:

    Erdogan actually wants to revive the Arabic alphabet in Turkey.

  2. Eric Schmidt:

    His contribution to the success of Google and now Alphabet Inc is incalculable.

  3. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.

  4. Frederic Goudy:

    Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous.

  5. James Cakmak:

    For the first time they( Alphabet) have a real catalyst to the stock, aside from a standard beat-and-raise.

Images & Illustrations of alphabet

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