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Definitions of word

  1. put into words or an expression; " He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  2. the sacred writings of the Christian religion; " he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
  3. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; " he forgot the password"
  4. an exchange of views on some topic; " we had a good discussion"; " we had a word or two about it"
  5. new information about specific and timely events; " they awaited news of the outcome"
  6. the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity ( incarnate in Jesus)
  7. a promise; " he gave his word"
  8. a brief statement; " he didn't say a word about it"
  9. a verbal command for action; " when I give the word, charge!"
  10. 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"
  11. the sacred writings of the Christian religions; " he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
  12. a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; " large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
  13. 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.
  14. Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
  15. Talk; discourse; speech; language.
  16. Signal; order; command; direction.
  17. Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
  18. Verbal contention; dispute.
  19. A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
  20. To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
  21. To express in words; to phrase.
  22. To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
  23. To flatter with words; to cajole.
  24. Account; tidings; message; communication; information; - used only in the singular.
  25. 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.
  26. To put into words; to group ( words) so as to express an idea rightly. — Word, the second person of the Trinity; the Holy Bible.
  27. An oral or written sign expressing an idea or notion: talk, discourse: signal or sign: message: promise: declaration:-( pl.) verbal contention.
  28. To express in words.
  29. Definition
  30. Spoken or written sign expressing a thought, or indicating relation of thoughts; talk; tidings; message; promise; declaration; signal.
  31. The Word, the Scriptures; Christ.
  32. A vocal sound or combination of sounds, used as a symbol to signify a thought.
  33. A brief remark; conversation; talk.
  34. A message; command; promise.
  35. ( 1) The Scriptures; ( 2) Christ.
  36. 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.
  37. To express in words. The Word, the Scriptures; the second person of the Trinity. A good word, commendation. In word, in declaration only.
  38. 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.
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Usage examples for word

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