Meaning of A in English



Pronunciation: ' ā

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural a's or as \ ' ā z \

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 1st letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic a

2 : the sixth tone of a C-major scale

3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter a

4 : one designated a especially as the first in order or class

5 a : a grade rating a student's work as superior in quality b : one graded or rated with an A

6 : something shaped like the letter A

7 capitalized : the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter A and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the B blood group

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.