- The twenty-first letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet.
- (context, mostly, British) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.
- (British film certificate) Universal - suitable for all ages
- Up, Upper
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noun (us, pl2=u"s)
Etymology: From lower case letter (term, v) (also written (term, u)), from lower case (term, u, lang=ang), from 7th century replacement by lower case (term, u, lang=mul) of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (term, á, tr=u, , ur), derived from Raetic letter (term, , u).Before the 1700s, the pointed form (term, v) was written at the beginning of a word, while a rounded form (term, u) was used elsewhere, regardless of sound. So whereas (term, valor) and (term, excuse) appeared as in modern printing, (term, have) and (term, upon) were printed (term, , haue) and (term, , vpon). Eventually, in the 1700s, to differentiate between the consonant and vowel sounds, the (term, v) form was used to represent the consonant, and (term, u) the vowel sound. (term, v) then preceded (term, u) in the alphabet, but the order has since reversed.<br clear="left"/>
- A thing in the shape of the letter U
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