Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “alphabet”

See all translations

alphabet

noun [C]  /ˈæl·fəˌbet, -bɪt/ us  
writing a set of letters arranged in a fixed order that is used for writing a language: the Cyrillic/Hebrew alphabet
alphabetical
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌæl·fəˈbet̬·ɪ·kəl/ us  
alphabetically
adverb [not gradable]  /ˌæl·fəˈbet̬·ɪk·li/ us  
Recipes are arranged alphabetically by type of food.
Translations of “alphabet”
in Korean 알파벳…
in Arabic الأبْجَدِيّة…
in French alphabet…
in Turkish alfabe…
in Italian alfabeto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 字母表…
in Russian алфавит…
in Polish alfabet…
in Spanish alfabeto…
in Portuguese alfabeto…
in German das Alphabet…
in Catalan alfabet…
in Japanese アルファベット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 字母表…
(Definition of alphabet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of alphabet?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “alphabet”

Definitions of “alphabet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More