scarlet letter

scarlet letter
a scarlet letter "A," formerly worn by one convicted of adultery.
[1840-50, Amer.]

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  • scarlet letter — ☆ scarlet letter n. [< the novel The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne] a scarlet letter A formerly worn by a person convicted of adultery …   English World dictionary

  • scarlet letter — noun the letter A in red; Puritans required adulterers to wear it • Hypernyms: ↑emblem, ↑allegory * * * noun Etymology: from the novel The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne died 1864 American novelist : a scarlet A worn as a punitive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarlet letter — noun Etymology: from such a letter in the novel The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne Date: 1850 a scarlet A worn as a punitive mark of adultery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • scarlet letter — scar′let let′ter n. a scarlet letter “A,” formerly worn by one convicted of adultery • Etymology: 1850, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • scarlet letter — /skalət ˈlɛtə/ (say skahluht letuh) noun a scarlet letter A , formerly worn especially in Puritan communities by one convicted of adultery …  

  • scarlet letter — noun a red letter A required to be worn by adulterers in 17th century Puritan New England …   Wiktionary

  • The Scarlet Letter — infobox Book | name = The Scarlet Letter title orig = translator = image caption = Title page, first edition of The Scarlet Letter , 1850 author = Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrator = series = genre = Novel publisher = Ticknor, Reed Fields pub date …   Wikipedia

  • The Scarlet Letter (film) — Several The Scarlet Letter films exist, including:*Film adaptations of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel ** The Scarlet Letter (1973 film) ( Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe ), a German version by Wim Wenders ** The Scarlet Letter (TV miniseries) 1979 **… …   Wikipedia

  • The Scarlet Letter (2004 film) — Infobox Korean Film name = The Scarlet Letter caption = writer = starring = Han Suk kyu Lee Eun ju Sung Hyun ah Uhm Ji won director = Byun Hyuk producer = distributor = released = October 28, 2004 country = South Korea runtime = 115 mins.… …   Wikipedia

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