letter-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: written communication

Commentary: LETTER[+artifact][+document][+missive]

Mary was furious with her little brother for reading her love letters.
They printed Sally's letter to the editor in today's paper.
We haven't received a letter of intent from the prospective buyer.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an alphabetic symbol

Commentary: LETTER[+symbol][+writing][+alphabetic]

The scholar believes these are runic letters.
Is this upper-case letter a 'D' or a 'P'?
The Puritanical town forced the young woman to wear a scarlet letter.
What is the third letter of the Greek alphabet?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the literal meaning or interpretation of something

Commentary: LETTER[+quality][+meaning][+literal]
NOTE: a figurative extension of sense 2

This is according to the letter of the law.
You must follow my instructions to the letter.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a school award for achievement in sports

Commentary: LETTER[+artifact][+award][+school][+sport]

Jim received his varsity letter in football this year.
Sally's brother won letters in three sports.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: a property owner who leases

Commentary: LETTER[+role][+agent][+owner][+leaser]

The letter of John's apartment lives above him in the third floor apartment.
May I speak to the letter of this flat?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3