W

Primary Meanings of W

1.
n
the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
2.
n
the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
3.
n
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
4.
n
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
Full Definitions of W
1

n the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet

Synonyms:
double-u, w
Type of:
alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet
the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
2

n the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees

Synonyms:
due west, west, westward
Type of:
cardinal compass point
one of the four main compass points
3

n 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

Synonyms:
atomic number 74, tungsten, wolfram
Type of:
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.
4

n 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

Synonyms:
watt
Type of:
power unit
a measure of electric power

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