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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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Quotes of word

  1. 'Realistic' is a loaded word for me. Anyone who uses the word 'realistic' is all bad. – David R. Brower
  2. I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us. – Tony Campolo
  3. The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service. – Arthur Hugh Clough
  4. Every man of courage is a man of his word – Pierre Corneille
  5. For Closer, we've had five weeks. You go into every single word because it's very, very concentrated dialogue. – Anna Friel
  6. SO when I got word from three different sets of people who all said Manson had cancer, I knew I couldn't get straight info from his staff and had no choice but to go over the fence for it. – Lynette Fromme
  7. If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry. – Jim Jarmusch
  8. When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. – John F. Kennedy
  9. I keep saying the word "weird" over and over again, but it's the only way I can describe it. – Chuck Klosterman
  10. The word diva to me means doing something supernatural with something natural. – Patti LuPone
  11. Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word – Dennis Potter
  12. Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word – Willard Van Orman Quine
  13. Even, today, when people tell me I'm beautiful, I do not believe a word of it. – Uma Thurman
  14. The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children. – Ivan Turgenev
  15. I'm reluctant to use the word class so much. – Timothy West

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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