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Definitions of word

  1. put into words or an expression; " He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  2. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; " he forgot the password"
  3. an exchange of views on some topic; " we had a good discussion"; " we had a word or two about it"
  4. the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity ( incarnate in Jesus)
  5. a promise; " he gave his word"
  6. a verbal command for action; " when I give the word, charge!"
  7. a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; " large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
  8. 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.
  9. Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
  10. Talk; discourse; speech; language.
  11. Signal; order; command; direction.
  12. Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
  13. Verbal contention; dispute.
  14. A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
  15. To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
  16. To express in words; to phrase.
  17. To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
  18. To flatter with words; to cajole.
  19. Account; tidings; message; communication; information; - used only in the singular.
  20. A group of letters representing one or more sounds and expressing an ides; that which is said or spoken, especially a brief expression; a statement; tidings; information; a message or communication; as, he received word today; a password; a command.
  21. To put into words; to group ( words) so as to express an idea rightly. — Word, the second person of the Trinity; the Holy Bible.
  22. An oral or written sign expressing an idea or notion: talk, discourse: signal or sign: message: promise: declaration:-( pl.) verbal contention.
  23. To express in words.
  24. Definition
  25. Spoken or written sign expressing a thought, or indicating relation of thoughts; talk; tidings; message; promise; declaration; signal.
  26. The Word, the Scriptures; Christ.
  27. A vocal sound or combination of sounds, used as a symbol to signify a thought.
  28. A brief remark; conversation; talk.
  29. A message; command; promise.
  30. ( 1) The Scriptures; ( 2) Christ.
  31. An articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and accepted as expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of speech; a term; the letter or combination of letters which represent such a sound; a short discourse; talk; discourse; verbal contention; language; living speech; oral expression; promise; signal; order; command; account; tidings; message; declaration; purpose expressed; divine revelation, or any part of it; the revealed will of God; a motto; a short sentence; a proverb.
  32. To express in words. The Word, the Scriptures; the second person of the Trinity. A good word, commendation. In word, in declaration only.
  33. A single part of speech; an articulate sound, or combination of sounds, expressing an idea; a term; talk; discourse; promise; an order; signal; tidings; a message; a dispute; a declaration; a motto; a proverb.

Usage examples for word

  1. And I thought that your first word would be to call me. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  2. " I give you my word I'm not," replied Ralston. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  3. Not a word about himself. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  4. I'll take word to Father Bourassa. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  5. I give you the word, and you want me to give you another. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  6. Dear father, say the word. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  7. " No, I'll take your word for it. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  8. " Yes, I do, 'pon my word," replied Bob. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  9. Esther was as good as her word. – Esther by Henry Adams
  10. I promise you; but not a word to monseigneur. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  11. He has the word. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  12. How did you get word to them all? – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  13. He took her at her word and moved away. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  14. But dat's w'at de word mean, all right. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  15. And the one word " Tver" had done it all! – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. I have his word for it. – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  17. And she don't say a word. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
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