word

The Word is:”word”

word

/wəːd/
noun
noun: word; plural noun: words; noun: one’s word; plural noun: one’s words

1. a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a

sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.
“I don’t like the word ‘unofficial’”
synonyms: term, name, expression, designation, locution; More
turn of phrase, idiom;
formalappellation;
rarevocable
“the Italian word for ‘ham’”
  • a single distinct conceptual unit of language, comprising inflected and variant forms.
  • something spoken or written; a remark or statement.
    “his grandfather’s words had been meant kindly”
    synonyms: remark, comment, statement, utterance, observation, pronouncement, declaration
  • “his grandfather’s words had been meant kindly”
  • even the smallest amount of something spoken or written.
    noun: a word
    “don’t believe a word of it”
  • angry talk.
    “her father would have had words with her about that”
    synonyms: quarrel, argue, disagree, row, squabble, bicker, fight, wrangle, dispute, feud, have a
  • row, cross swords, lock horns, clash, be at each other’s throats;
    informalfall out, have a tiff, have a spat;
    informalhave a barney;
    archaicaltercate
    “it’s obvious the two of you have had words”
  • speech as distinct from action.
    “he conforms in word and deed to the values of a society that he rejects”
  • 2. a command, password, or signal.

    “someone gave me the word to start playing”
    synonyms: instruction, order, command;
    signal, prompt, cue, tip-off;
    informalgo-ahead, thumbs
    up, green light;
    informalhigh sign
    “I’m waiting for the word from the Department of Justice”

  • command, order, decree, edict, mandate;
    bidding, will
    “he was a strict disciplinarian whose word was law”
  • communication; news.
    “I was afraid to leave Edinburgh in case there was word from the War Office”
    synonyms: news, information, communication, intelligence, notice;
    message, report,
  • communiqué, dispatch, bulletin, account;
    data, facts;
    informalinfo, the gen, the low-down;
    informalthe dope, the poop;
    literarytidings;
    archaicadvices
    “apparently there’s no word from the hospital yet”

  • rumour, hearsay, talk, gossip;
    informalthe grapevine, the word on the street;
    informalthe scuttlebutt
    “word has it he’s turned over a new leaf”
  • 3. one’s account of the truth, especially when it differs from that of another person.

    “in court it would have been his word against mine”

  • a promise or assurance.
    “everything will be taken care of—you have my word”
    synonyms: promise, word of honour, assurance, guarantee, undertaking;
    pledge, vow, oath,
  • bond;
    archaictroth, parole
    “everything will be taken care of—I give you my word”

    4. the text or spoken part of a play, opera, or other performed piece; a script.

    “he had to learn his words”
    synonyms: script, text; More
    lyrics, libretto
    “I’ve only got three weeks to learn the words”

    5. a basic unit of data in a computer, typically 16 or 32 bits long.

    verb
    verb: word; 3rd person present: words; past tense: worded; past participle: worded; gerund or present participle: wording

    1. express (something spoken or written) in particular words.

    “he words his request in a particularly ironic way”
    synonyms: phrase, express, put, couch, frame, set forth, formulate, style;
    say, utter, state
    “the question had been carefully worded”

    Practice videos

    Hi Lily! I’m just calling to remind you about Leo surprise party. Thursday night o’clock. Okay? Well, it will be after his interview so he should be relaxed.

    That there is no other solution! You won’t go away ! I will! No, you won’t! You’re just saying you will, but then, after I don’t kill you, you’ll show up again.

    After graduation, he took a job as a reporter for a Helena newspaper… and moved to that town… his connection with the family growing as slight as my own.

    After a few shots of this vile whiskey brewed by Black Jack himself… Neal began to hold forth. He’d chosen Montana subjects to spin his lies about shooting, hiking, trapping. Probably to impress the only other client at the bar.