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A in Letters & punctuation topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishAA1, a // noun (plural A’s, a’s)  1 [countable, uncountable]SLA the first letter of the English alphabet2 [countable, uncountable] the sixth note in the musical scale of C major or the musical key based on this note3 [countable] the highest mark that a student can get in an examination or for a piece of work I got an A in French. Julia got straight A’s (=all A’s) in high school. A level4 an A student5 [uncountable] used to refer in a short way to one of two different things or people. You can call the second one B A demands £500, B offers £100. plan A at plan1(5)6 from A to B7 from A to Z8 A34, A40 etc9 [uncountable] a common type of blood
Examples from the Corpus
Aan A on the testI was at a party, and a guy hit me on the head with an A & W Root Beer mug.But inside, the A & P brimmed with unexpected abundance.They were already passing the A & P on the way out of town.The A & P grocery chain ran a laundry in Belleville for cleaning and repairing their employees' work clothes.