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word in WordNet English dictionary
- put into words or an expression
"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
give voice formulate word phrase articulate
- a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
"he forgot the password"
password watchword word parole countersign
- an exchange of views on some topic
"we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
discussion give-and-take word
- information about recent and important events
"they awaited news of the outcome"
news intelligence tidings word
- a promise
"he gave his word"
parole word word of honor
- a unit of language that native speakers can identify
"words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
- a brief statement
"he didn't say a word about it"
- a verbal command for action
"when I give the word, charge!"
- a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory
"large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
WordNet Lexical Database v3.0, © 2006 Princeton University
word in Webster's English dictionary
- A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
- Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.
- Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
- Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
- Signal; order; command; direction.
- Talk; discourse; speech; language.
- The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.
- Verbal contention; dispute.
- To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
- To express in words; to phrase.
- To flatter with words; to cajole.
- To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Public Domain
word in English Wiktionary
- (noun) (linguistics) A distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern.
- (noun) A distinct unit of language which is approved by some authority.
- (noun) Something promised.
- (noun) news/News; tidings.
- (noun) A discussion.
- (noun) (rfv-sense) (music) Spoken-word poetry accompanied by one or two musical instruments and performed as a unit.
- (noun) (telegraphy) A unit of text equivalent to five characters and one space.
- (noun) (computing) A numerical value with a bit width native to the machine.
- (noun) (group theory) The written product of group elements and their inverses.
- (noun) (computer science) A finite string which is not a command or operator.
- (noun) (theology/sometimes ‘Word’) God.
- (noun) (theology/sometimes ‘Word’) The bible/Bible.
- (verb) (transitive) To say or write (something) using particular words.
- (noun) (alternative spelling of/word of mouth)
- (adjective) Describes a person who suffers from word blindness or alexia
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