Definition of Word

1. Noun. A unit of language that native speakers can identify. "He hardly said ten words all morning"


2. Verb. Put into words or an expression. "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

3. Noun. A brief statement. "He didn't say a word about it"
Generic synonyms: Statement

4. Noun. Information about recent and important events. "They awaited news of the outcome"
Exact synonyms: Intelligence, News, Tidings
Generic synonyms: Info, Information
Specialized synonyms: Good Word, Latest, Update

5. Noun. A verbal command for action. "When I give the word, charge!"
Generic synonyms: Order

6. Noun. An exchange of views on some topic. "We had a word or two about it"

7. Noun. A promise. "He gave his word"
Exact synonyms: Parole, Word Of Honor
Generic synonyms: Promise

8. Noun. A word is a string of bits stored in computer memory. "Large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
Generic synonyms: Computer Memory Unit
Terms within: Byte
Group relationships: K, Kb, Kib, Kibibyte, Kilobyte

9. Noun. The divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus).

10. Noun. A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group. "He forgot the password"

11. Noun. The sacred writings of the Christian religions. "He went to carry the Word to the heathen"

Definition of Word

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.

3. v. t. To express in words; to phrase.

4. n. 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.

5. v. i. To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.

6. v. t. To express in words; to phrase.

Definition of Word

1. Noun. Scripture; The Bible ¹

2. Noun. The creative word of God; logos ¹

3. Noun. The fact or action of speaking, as opposed to writing or to action. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (context: now rare except in phrases) Something which has been said; a comment, utterance; speech. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

5. Noun. 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. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

6. Noun. A distinct unit of language which is approved by some authority. ¹

7. Noun. News; tidings. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

8. Noun. An order; a request or instruction. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

9. Noun. A promise; an oath or guarantee. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

10. Noun. (theology sometimes '''Word''') Christ. (defdate from 8th c.) ¹

11. Noun. (theology sometimes '''Word''') Communication from god; the message of the Christian gospel; the Bible. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

12. Noun. A brief discussion or conversation. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

13. Noun. (in the plural) Angry debate or conversation; argument. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

14. Noun. Any sequence of letters or characters considered as a discrete entity. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

15. Noun. (telegraphy) A unit of text equivalent to five characters and one space. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

16. Noun. (computing) A fixed-size group of bits handled as a unit by a machine. On many 16-bit machines a word is 16 bits or two bytes. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

17. Noun. (computer science) A finite string which is not a command or operator. ¹

18. Noun. (group theory) A group element, expressed as a product of group elements. ¹

19. Noun. Different symbols, written or spoken, arranged together in a unique sequence that approximates a thought in a person's mind. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To say or write (something) using particular words. ¹

21. Interjection. (slang AAVE) truth, to tell or speak the truth; the shortened form of the statement, "My word is my bond," an expression eventually shortened to "Word is bond," before it finally got cut to just "Word," which is its most commonly used form. ¹

22. Interjection. (slang emphatic stereotypically AAVE) An abbreviated form of (term word up); a statement of the acknowledgment of fact with a hint of nonchalant approval. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Word

1. to express in words (speech sounds that communicate meaning) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Word

1. 1. To express in words; to phrase. "The apology for the king is the same, but worded with greater deference to that great prince." (Addison) 2. To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words. 3. To flatter with words; to cajole. To word it, to bandy words; to dispute. "To word it with a shrew." Origin: Worded; Wording. 1. 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. "A glutton of words." "You cram these words into mine ears, against The stomach of my sense." (Shak) "Amongst men who confound their ideas with words, there must be endless disputes." (Locke) 2. Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page. 3. Talk; discourse; speech; language. "Why should calamity be full of words?" (Shak) "Be thy words severe; Sharp as he merits, but the sword forbear." (Dryden) 4. Account; tidings; message; communication; information; used only in the singular. "I pray you . . . Bring me word thither How the world goes." (Shak) 5. Signal; order; command; direction. "Give the word through." (Shak) 6. Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise. "Obey thy parents; keep thy word justly." (Shak) "I know you brave, and take you at your word." (Dryden) "I desire not the reader should take my word." (Dryden) 7. Verbal contention; dispute. "Some words there grew 'twixt Somerset and me." (Shak) 8. A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence. "All the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Gal. V. 14) "She said; but at the happy word "he lives," My father stooped, re-fathered, o'er my wound." (Tennyson) "There is only one other point on which I offer a word of remark." (Dickens) By word of mouth, orally; by actual speaking. Compound word. See Compound, Good word, commendation; favorable account. "And gave the harmless fellow a good word." . In a word, briefly; to sum up. In word, in declaration; in profession. "Let us not love in word, . . . But in deed and in truth." . Nuns of the Word Incarnate, inability to express ideas in verbal language, though the power of speech is unimpaired. Word for word, in the exact words; verbatim; literally; exactly; as, to repeat anything word for word. Word painting, the act of describing an object fully and vividly by words only, so as to present it clearly to the mind, as if in a picture. Word picture, an accurate and vivid description, which presents an object clearly to the mind, as if in a picture. Word square, a series of words so arranged that they can be read vertically and horizontally with like results. Synonym: See Term. Origin: AS. Word; akin to OFries. & OS. Word, D. Woord, G. Wort, Icel. Orth, Sw. & Dan. Ord, Goth. Waord, OPruss. Wirds, Lith. Vardas a name, L. Verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. "rhtwr an orator. Cf. Verb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Word

wop
wop-wops
wop wops
wopen
wopped
wopperjawed
wopping
wops
wor
wor kid
worble
worbles
worcesterberries
worcesterberry
word-blind
word-blindness
word-deafness
word-final
word-for-word
word-hoard
word-initial
word-of-mouth
word-painter
word-painting
word-perfect
word-splitting
word-wheeling
word-worship

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