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W 1

The symbol for tungsten.

[From German Wolfram; see wolfram.]

W 2

abbr.
1. watt
2. Wednesday
3. week
4.
a. west
b. western
5. Sports win
6. Sports winger

w 1

or W  (dŭb′əl-yo͞o, -yo͝o)
n. pl. w's or W's also ws or Ws
1. The 23rd letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter w.
3. The 23rd in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter W.

w 2

abbr.
1. weight
2. width
3. Physics work

w

(ˈdʌbəlˌjuː) or

W

n, pl w's, W's or Ws
1. (Linguistics) the 23rd letter and 18th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a bilabial semivowel, as in web

W

symbol for
1. (General Physics) watt
2. (Navigation) West
3. (General Physics) physics work
4. (Elements & Compounds) chem tungsten
5. (Clothing & Fashion) women's (size)
[(sense 4) from New Latin wolframium, from German Wolfram]

W, w

(ˈdʌb əlˌyu, -yʊ; rapidly ˈdʌb yə)

n., pl. Ws W's, ws w's.
1. the 23rd letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a W.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter W or w.

W

1. watt.
2. west.
3. western.
4. white.
5. wide.
6. width.
7. withdrawal.

W


Symbol.
1. the 23rd in order or in a series.
2. Chem. tungsten.
[< German Wolfram wolfram]
3. Biochem. tryptophan.

W +

Symbol. the positively charged W particle.

W−

Symbol. the negatively charged W particle.

w

1. watt.
2. with.
3. withdrawal.

W.

1. Wales.
2. warden.
3. watt.
4. Wednesday.
5. weight.
6. Welsh.
7. west.
8. western.
9. width.
10. Physics. work.

w.

1. warden.
2. water.
3. watt.
4. week.
5. weight.
6. west.
7. western.
8. wide.
9. width.
10. wife.
11. with.
12. Physics. work.

w/

with.

W

The symbol for tungsten.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.W - a heavy grey-white metallic elementW - a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
scheelite - a mineral used as an ore of tungsten
iron manganese tungsten, wolframite - a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks
2.W - the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
3.W - a unit of power equal to 1 joule per secondW - 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
power unit - a measure of electric power
milliwatt - a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt
kilowatt, kW - a unit of power equal to 1000 watts
H.P., horsepower, HP - a unit of power equal to 746 watts
4.w - the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Translations

W

1 w1 [ˈdʌbljʊ] N (= letter) → W, w f
W for WilliamW de Washington

W

2 ABBR =westO

w

2 ABBR =watt(s)w

W

w [ˈdʌbəljuː] n (= letter) → W m, w m
W for William → W comme William

W

[ˈdʌbəljuː] abbr
(=west) → O
(=watt) → W

W

, w
nW nt, → w nt

W

abbr of westW

w

abbr of watt(s) → W

w

/ abbr of with → m.

W

w [ˈdʌbljuː] n (letter) → W, w f or m inv
W for William → W come Washington

W

abbr
a. =WestO
b. (Elec) =wattW

W

written abbreviation
watt(s).
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