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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uracil, Unoun

    a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine

  2. uranium, U, atomic number 92noun

    a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons

  3. U, uadjective

    the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet

  4. uadjective

    (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use


  1. unoun

    A thing in the shape of the letter U

  2. upronoun


    Take me with u.

  3. uabbreviation


  4. Uletter

    (British film certificate) Universal - suitable for all ages

  5. Uletter


  6. Uletter


  7. Uletter

    Up, Upper

  8. Uadjective

    Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.

  9. Unoun

    A language belonging to the Austro-Asiatic language family which is spoken in China.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. V

    Has two powers, expressed in modern English by two characters, V consonant and U vowel, which ought to be considered as two letters; but as they were long confounded while the two uses were annexed to one form, the old custom still continues to be followed. U, the vowel, has two sounds; one clear, expressed at other times by eu, as obtuse; the other close, and approaching to the Italian u, or English oo, as obtund. V, the consonant, has a sound nearly approaching to those of b and f. With b it is by the Spaniards and Gascons always confounded, and in the Runick alphabet is expressed by the same character with f, distinguished only by a diacritical point. Its sound in English is uniform. It is never mute.


  1. U

    U (named u, plural ues) is the 21st letter and the fifth vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is preceded by T, and is followed by V.


  1. Ü

    The given term "Ü" seems to be a character or combination specific to certain languages or contexts. Without additional information, it is difficult to provide an accurate definition. However, in some languages, particularly German, the letter "Ü" represents a specific umlauted vowel sound similar to the "u" in "rude" but with rounded lips. It can also be used as a prefix in Turkish to indicate "super" or "hyper."

  2. U

    U is a letter in the English alphabet and the 21st letter in the modern Latin-based alphabet. It is commonly pronounced as "yoo" and is used as a vowel in words, representing the sound /juː/ or /uː/. It is also used as a consonant in some cases, representing the sound /j/.

Webster Dictionary

  1. U

    the twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, is a cursive form of the letter V, with which it was formerly used interchangeably, both letters being then used both as vowels and consonants. U and V are now, however, differentiated, U being used only as a vowel or semivowel, and V only as a consonant. The true primary vowel sound of U, in Anglo-Saxon, was the sound which it still retains in most of the languages of Europe, that of long oo, as in tool, and short oo, as in wood, answering to the French ou in tour. Etymologically U is most closely related to o, y (vowel), w, and v; as in two, duet, dyad, twice; top, tuft; sop, sup; auspice, aviary. See V, also O and Y


  1. U

    U is the twenty-first letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet and a vowel in the English alphabet. Symbol 'U' is the chemical symbol for uranium.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. u

    Written shorthand for micro-; techspeak when applied to metric units, jargon when used otherwise. Derived from the Greek letter µ the first letter of “micro” (and which letter looks a lot like the English letter “u”).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of u in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of u in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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