The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun W:
W is sometimes a misspelling of you.
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Definition of the noun w
What does w mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- 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
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonyms of W: atomic number 74 / tungsten / wolfram
- more generic terms: 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.
- substance of: 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
- the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
- 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
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- synonym of W: watt
- more generic term: power unit = a measure of electric power
- part of: kilowatt / kW = a unit of power equal to 1000 watts; H.P. / horsepower / HP = a unit of power equal to 746 watts
- part: milliwatt = a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt
- the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of W: double-u
- more generic terms: alphabetic character / letter / letter of the alphabet = the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
- member of: Latin alphabet / Roman alphabet = the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
Other definitions of w
What does w also mean?
- Latn-def, en, letter, 22, double-u