What does u mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine

  2. a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons

  3. the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet

  4. (chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use


  1. A thing in the shape of the letter U

  2. you

    Take me with u.

  3. Underwater.

  4. (British film certificate) Universal - suitable for all ages

  5. Under

  6. University

  7. Up, Upper

  8. Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.

  9. A language belonging to the Austro-Asiatic language family which is spoken in China.


  1. U (named u, plural ues) is the 21st letter and the fifth vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is preceded by T, and is followed by V.

Webster Dictionary

  1. the twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, is a cursive form of the letter V, with which it was formerly used interchangeably, both letters being then used both as vowels and consonants. U and V are now, however, differentiated, U being used only as a vowel or semivowel, and V only as a consonant. The true primary vowel sound of U, in Anglo-Saxon, was the sound which it still retains in most of the languages of Europe, that of long oo, as in tool, and short oo, as in wood, answering to the French ou in tour. Etymologically U is most closely related to o, y (vowel), w, and v; as in two, duet, dyad, twice; top, tuft; sop, sup; auspice, aviary. See V, also O and Y


  1. U is the twenty-first letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet and a vowel in the English alphabet. Symbol 'U' is the chemical symbol for uranium.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Written shorthand for micro-; techspeak when applied to metric units, jargon when used otherwise. Derived from the Greek letter µ the first letter of “micro” (and which letter looks a lot like the English letter “u”).

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  1. The numerical value of u in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. The numerical value of u in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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