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  1. 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
  2. the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. Chemical symbol for tungsten (wolfram). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. 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.
  8. The twenty - third letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Is the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, which takes its written form and its name from the union of two V's, this being the form of the Roman capital letter which we call U, the name being given to it from its form, not its sound. W is precisely the ou of the French, and the u of the Spaniards, Italians, and Germans, With the other vowels it forms diphthongs; as, in well, want, will, dwell, pronounced ooell, ooant, ooill, dooell. At the end of words, after a and o W is often silent, as in law, saw, low, sow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  11. 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, dictgcide_fs
  12. the twenty-third letter of our alphabet, like æ, a ligature rather than a letter, with a double value, as consonant and as vowel--when the sound is voiced we have w, as in 'we' or 'wen,' the corresponding unvoiced sound being wh, as in 'when,' 'what.' A final w is vocalic, as in 'few.' The A.S. hw has become wh; cw has become qu as in queen, from A.S. cwén; while w is occasionally intrusive, as in whole, from A.S. hál. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Symbol for tungsten. na
  14. letter (pl. Ws, W\'s). Abbreviations (1): water. w.c. (loset); West (as point of compass or as London postal district), W.C. (central postal district), W.I. (ndies); writer, W.S. (to the signet). Abbreviations (2): War. (wickshire); Wash.- (ington); Wigorn., bishop of Worcester; Wilts. (hire); Winton., bishop of Winchester; Wiscotch (onsin); Wisd. (om of Solomon); Worcs., Worcestershire; Wyo. (ming). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. The chemical symbol of Tungsten. American pocket medical dictionary.
  16. Chemical symbol for the element tungsten (wolfram). Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. Derives its English name from the fact of the letter V being identical with U in the Latin. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, takes its form and name from the repetition of a V, the Roman U. It is properly a vowel formed by expiration and opening of the lips, when previously fully rounded and closed. It is, however, regarded as a consonant, because it acts as such at the beginning of words and syllables, as in war, onward; because it is invariably followed by a vowel unless in the specified case of h, and because it never terminates a word unless preceded by a vowel. The terminal w is sometimes mute, as in low, know; and also the initial before r, as in write. Cabinet Dictionary

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