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Meaning of W

Pronunciation:  'dubul `yoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
  2. [n]  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
  3. [n]  the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  4. [n]  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

W is a 1 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: atomic number 74, due west, tungsten, watt, west, wolfram
 See Also: alphabetic character, cardinal compass point, H.P., horsepower, HP, iron manganese tungsten, kilowatt, kW, letter, letter of the alphabet, metal, metallic element, milliwatt, power unit, Roman alphabet, scheelite, wolframite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\W\ (d[u^]b"'l [=u]),
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,
[sect][sect] 266-268.