W

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LetterW.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W
Codepoint U+0057
V ← Basic Latin → X

Translingual[edit]

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Letter[edit]

W upper case (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

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Other representations of W:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

W

  1. Wednesday
  2. (sports) The statistic for the number of wins by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf)
  3. (cricket) wickets
  4. (neologism) Nickname for George W. Bush
  5. (baseball) Wins; number of games won by a particular pitcher.
  6. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (US) The initial letter of the call sign of radio stations east of the Mississippi (see also K)

Derived terms[edit]

  • (sports): OTW

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Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (Stokoe W)

  1. The letter W

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.

Abbreviation[edit]

W

  1. Abbreviation of west; west

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: V
  • Next letter: X

Esperanto[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

W

  1. Abbreviation of uesto (west).

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The 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.

Abbreviation[edit]

W

  1. Abbreviation of West; west

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the French Sign Language sign for "W".

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

  • Posture the dominant hand in the “W” shape.

Letter[edit]

W

  1. the letter W

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /vudˈdoppjo/, /ˈdoppjovu/
  • (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, f (invariable, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Latin alphabet, called doppio vu or vu doppio 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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

W (katakana ダブル, romaji daburu)

  1. double
    Wプレゼント!

Malay[edit]

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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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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]

Letter[edit]

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

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