W

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LetterW.svg
W U+0057, W
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W
V
[U+0056]
Basic Latin X
[U+0058]
U+FF37, W
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W

[U+FF36]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF38]

Translingual[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol[edit]

W

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for tungsten.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for watt.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for tryptophan
  4. (physics) work

Gallery[edit]

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Other representations of W:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʌb(əl)juː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʌbə(l)ju/, sometimes reduced to /ˈdʌbjə/.
  • (US, abbreviation, rare, nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈdʌb/
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w, plural Ws or W's)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double U and written in the Latin script.

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Proper noun[edit]

W

  1. Wednesday
  2. (informal) George W. Bush, US politician

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Wednesday): Wed
  • (George W. Bush): Dubya

Noun[edit]

W (plural Ws)

  1. (sports, countable) wins
  2. (cricket) wicket
  3. (uncountable) west
  4. (law enforcement) warrant

Derived terms[edit]

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Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

W

  1. The twentieth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Numeral[edit]

W

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of (wàn).

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔbəlveː/, [ˈd̥ʌb̥əlˌveːˀ]

Letter[edit]

W (lowercase w)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (capital, lowercase w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Adverb[edit]

W

  1. Abbreviation of west; west

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: V
  • Next letter: X

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

W

  1. Abbreviation of uesto (west).

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. A letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kaksoisvee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Finnish alphabet, W is a variant of V.
  • Used only in loanwords and proper names with old spelling (compare Wirtanen).

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the German alphabet.

Noun[edit]

W

  1. Abbreviation of West; west

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈv]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈduplɒveː]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The fortieth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called dupla vé and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative W W-k
accusative W-t W-ket
dative W-nek W-knek
instrumental W-vel W-kkel
causal-final W-ért W-kért
translative W-vé W-kké
terminative W-ig W-kig
essive-formal W-ként W-kként
essive-modal
inessive W-ben W-kben
superessive W-n W-ken
adessive W-nél W-knél
illative W-be W-kbe
sublative W-re W-kre
allative W-hez W-khez
elative W-ből W-kből
delative W-ről W-kről
ablative W-től W-ktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
W-é W-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
W-éi W-kéi
Possessive forms of W
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. W-m W-im
2nd person sing. W-d W-id
3rd person sing. W-je W-i
1st person plural W-nk W-ink
2nd person plural W-tek W-itek
3rd person plural W-jük W-ik

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /vudˈdoppja/, /ˈdoppjavu/
  • (name of letter, for brevity in common acronyms) IPA(key): /vu/
  • Homophones: V, vu
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [v], [w] (varies depending on the source language of the loanword)

Letter[edit]

W m or f (invariable, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Latin alphabet, called doppia vu or vu doppia in Italian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The letter W is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found mainly in loanwords.

Symbol[edit]

W

  1. viva, evviva (up with)

Antonyms[edit]

  • M (down with)

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Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

W(ダブル) (daburu

  1. Alternative spelling of ダブル (double)

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [dabliu], [dabəliu], [dabəlju], [dablju]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [w]

Letter[edit]

W

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called dublu ve or dublu vî and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

W

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /w/, /u̯/, /ʉ̯/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /wæʉ̯/

Letter[edit]

W upper case (lower case w)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Somali alphabet, called waw and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The twentieth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by N and followed by H.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌuβe ˈðoble/, /ˈðoble βe/

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called w and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by U and followed by Y.

Mutation[edit]

  • W cannot be mutated but when representing a vowel, does take h-prothesis, for example with the word wy (egg):
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
wy unchanged unchanged hwy
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
  • However, when it represents the semivowel /w/, W cannot be mutated.
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
wal unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “W”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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