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Definitions of W

  1. the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Twenty-third letter of the alphabet. Alone, it stands for west, as W. Indies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. a heavy gray-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for W

  1. Linen rag is the only safe substance for good papers, and artists now have in the O. W papers a large series that they can rely on being made of linen only. – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
  2. On the other hand, Professor O. M. W Sprague thinks the " other loans and discounts" of large city banks are more liquid than my statement would indicate. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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