- (computing) Acronym of "Wide Area Network", as contrasted with a LAN, or Local Area Network
- Message latency is much more of an issue on a WAN than on a LAN.
- A collection of pages on the World Wide Web that are accessible from the same URL and typically residing on the same server.
- The county town of Hampshire, England; w:Winchester (disambiguation), one of the towns named after it.
- Usual shortened form for Winchester rifle or a bottle holding a Winchester quart.
- An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
- 1952: A window is an opening in a wall to admit light and air. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, p. 173.
- An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
- A period of time when something is available.
- launch window
- window of opportunity
- A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.
- (computing) Microsoft w:Microsoft Windows, Windows, an operating system with a graphical user interface that dominates the personal computer market.
- 2001 March, Matt Groening, "Where the Buggalo Roam", Futurama, season 4, episode 6
- : Bender: And even though the computer was off and unplugged, an image stayed on the screen. It was: the logo!
- (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.
- (RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet), II.ii
- : Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
- : Hamlet: Words, words, words.
- A distinct unit of language with a set meaning, spelling, and pronunciation, which is approved by some authority.
- 1896, w:Israel Zangwill, Israel Zangwill, Without Prejudice, p21
- : "Ain"t! How often am I to tell you ain"t ain"t a ?"
- 1999, Linda Greenlaw, The Hungry Ocean, Hyperion, p11
- : Fisherwoman isn"t even a . It"s not in the dictionary.
- Something promised.
- I give you my that I will be there on time.
- (computing) A numerical value with a bit width native to the machine.
- (theology, sometimes "Word") God
- See s:Bible (King James)/1 John, Bible, King James, John 1
- (theology, sometimes "Word") The bible, Bible.
- (transitive) To say or write (something) using particular words.
- I"m not sure how to this letter to the council.
- The creation, input, editing and formatting of documents and other text using software on a computer
- A device similar to a simple computer, designed for word processing
- Software that provides word processing functions on a computer, typically including typeface selection, line justification and other formatting, pagination, and numerous other features. Compare text editor.
- (computing) a word processing feature which automatically adjusts lines of text to fit within the page margins. Words exceeding the margins are set to begin a new line.
- (Telecommunications): In automated systems, such as computer, communications, and control systems, the input, output, display, and processing equipment that provides the operator-system interface. - w:Federal Standard 1037C
- (Telecommunications): A configuration of input, output, display, and processing equipment that constitutes a stand-alone system not requiring external access. - w:Federal Standard 1037C
proper noun World Wide Web
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- An information space on the Internet in which the items of interest, referred to as resources, are identified by global identifiers called uniform resource identifiers. Abbreviations: WWW, 3W.
- (italbrac, newspaper) Washington Post
- (wjargon) Wikipedia
- (software) WordPerfect?
- (Military) White phosphorus.
- A garment that is wrapped around the body and tied
- A label or advertising display that wraps around a container
- (computing) A word processing feature that moves text on to the next line if it will not fit on the current one
- (context, of clothing) designed to be wrapped around the body and tied
- (of windows, lenses etc) that extends around a corner or bend
verb (writes, writing, wrote or archaic, writ, written)
- To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.
- The pupil wrote his name on the paper.
- Your son has been writing on the wall.
- (transitive) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).
- My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald.
- (context, transitive, US) To send a letter to.
- Please me when you get there.
- (transitive) Show facts, to make things clear.
- The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus.
- (intransitive) To form letters, etc., in order to communicate.
- (intransitive) To be an author.
- I for a living.
- (context, intransitive, computing) record data by a machine, especially for spindols.
- The speed of the disk is usually lower than the read speed.
- World Wide Web
- (mockingly) World Wide Wait