Complete Definition of "word"

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English

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Etymology
From ME. < OE. term|lang=ang|word < PG. *term||wurða- < PIE. base *term||werÉ-|to speak.

Pronunciation
wikipedia
a|RP IPA|/wÉËd/, SAMPA|/w3:d/
a|US enPR|wûrd, IPA|/wÉd/, SAMPA|/w3`d/

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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.

  1. 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
#*: âAinât! How often am I to tell you ainât ainât a word
#* 1999, Linda Greenlaw, The Hungry Ocean, Hyperion, p11
#*: Fisherwoman isnât even a word. Itâs not in the dictionary.

  1. Something promised.

#: I give you my word that I will be there on time.

  1. computing A numerical value with a bit width native to the machine.
  2. theology|sometimes âWordâ God

#* See s:Bible (King James)/1 John|Bible, King James, John 1

  1. theology|sometimes âWordâ The bible|Bible.

Synonyms
sense|something promised promise
sense|God God, logos|Logos, word of God

Derived terms
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buzzword
catchword
codeword
foreword
the hard word
headword
in so many words
mince words
password
reword
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watchword
word for word
wordless
word of mouth
word processor
wordsmith
word up
word-wheeling
wordy
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Translations
trans-top|unit of language
Albanian: fjalë f, llaf m
Amuzgo: jñ'o
Arabic: t-|ar|ÙÙÙØ©|f|trkálima|scArab
Aramaic:

Aromanian: zbor
Basque: hitz, berba
Breton: ger m, gerioù p
Bulgarian: t+|bg|дÑма|f|trduma|scCyrl
Catalan: t+|ca|paraula|f, t-|ca|mot|m
Chinese:
* CJKV Characters: t||å­|trji/ja/cì/dziH/chữ|scHani
* Mandarin: t-|cmn|è©|trcí|scHant|xsMandarin, t-|cmn|è¯|trcí|scHans|xsMandarin, t-|cmn|å®è©|trdÄncí|scHant|xsMandarin, t-|cmn|åè¯|trdÄncí|scHans|xsMandarin
Croatian: t-|hr|rijeÄ|m
Czech: t+|cs|slovo|n
Danish: t+|da|ord|n
Dutch: t+|nl|woord|n
Erzya: вал (val)
Esperanto: t+|eo|vorto|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|sõna
Finnish: t+|fi|sana
French: t+|fr|mot|m
Frisian: wurd
German: t+|de|Wort|n
Greek: t+|el|λέξη|f|trléxÄ|scGrek, t|el|κοÏβένÏα|f||trkouvénta|scGrek, t+|el|λÏγοÏ|m|trlógos|scGrek
Hebrew: t+|he|×××|f|alt×Ö´×Ö¸Ö¼×|trmîllá|sc=Hebr
Hungarian: t+|hu|szó
Icelandic: t+|is|orð
Ido: vorto
Indonesian: t+|id|kata|xs=Indonesian
trans-mid
Interlingua: t+|ia|parola|xsInterlingua, t-|ia|vocabulo|xsInterlingua
Irish: t-|ga|focal|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|parola|f, t+|it|vocabolo|m, t+|it|termine|m
Japanese: t+|ja|è¨è|trkotoba|scJpan, t|ja|åèª|kanaããã|trtango|sc=Jpan
Korean: t+|ko|ë§|trmal|scHang, t+|ko|ë±ë§|trnatmal|scHang, t+|ko|ë¨ì´|hanjaå®èª|trdan-eo|sc=Hang
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙØ´Ùâ
Latin: t|la|vocabulum|n, t+|la|verbum|n
Latvian: vÄrds m
Lithuanian: t+|lt|žodis|m|xs=Lithuanian
Macedonian: збоÑ
Malayalam: വാà´àµà´àµ (vaakku)
Maltese: t-|mt|kelma|xs=Maltese
Mari: мÑÑ
Nauruan: t-|na|dorer|xs=Nauruan
Norwegian: t+|no|ord|n
Persian: FAchar|Ú©ÙÙÙ|Ú©ÙÙÙÙÙÙ (kælæme), FAchar|ÙاÚÙ|ÙاÚÙÙ (vâže)
Polish: t+|pl|sÅowo|n
Portuguese: t|pt|palavra|f, t|pt|vocábulo|m
Romanian: t+|ro|cuvânt|n
Russian: t+|ru|Ñлово|n|trslóvo|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: facal m, briathar m
Slovak: t-|sk|slovo|n
Slovene: t+|sl|beseda|f
Spanish: t+|es|palabra|f
Swedish: t+|sv|ord|n
Tamil: வாரà¯à®¤à¯à®¤à¯ (vaarththai), à®à¯à®²à¯ (col)
Tagalog: salita
Tahitian: parau
Telugu: t|te|పదమà±|sc=Telu (padamu)
Thai: THchar|à¸à¸³ (khÄá¹)
Turkish: t+|tr|sözcük, t+|tr|kelime
Welsh: t+|cy|gair|xs=Welsh
Yiddish: ×°×Ö¸×¨× (vort) n
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trans-top|something promised
Albanian: sharje f
Breton: ger m, gerioù p
Czech: t+|cs|slovo|n
Dutch: t|nl|erewoord|n
Finnish: t+|fi|sana
French: t+|fr|parole|f
German: t-|de|Ehrenwort|n
Greek: t+|el|λÏγοÏ|m|trlógos|scGrek
Hungarian: t+|hu|szó
Interlingua: parola
Italian: t+|it|parola|f
Korean: t+|ko|ë§|trmal|scHang
trans-mid
Lithuanian: žodis m
Malayalam: വാà´àµà´àµ (vaakku)
Persian: FAchar|ÙÙÙ (ghûl)
Portuguese: t|pt|palavra
Russian: t+|ru|Ñлово|n|trslóvo|scCyrl
Slovak: t|sk|Äestné slovo|n
Slovene: t|sl|Äastna beseda|f, t+|sl|beseda|f
Swedish: t+|sv|ord|n
Telugu: t|te|మాà°|sc=Telu (mÄá¹­a)
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trans-top|computing sense
Finnish: t+|fi|sana
French: t+|fr|mot|m
Interlingua: parola
Italian: t+|it|word|m
Japanese: t+|ja|è¨èª|kanaããã|trgengo|sc=Jpan
trans-mid
Persian: FAchar|ÙاÚÙ|ÙاÚÙÙ (vâže)
Portuguese: t|pt|palavra|f
Russian: t+|ru|Ñлово|n|trslóvo|scCyrl
Slovak: t-|sk|slovo|n
Swedish: t+|sv|ord|n
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trans-top|God
French: t+|fr|verbe|m
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trans-top|the word of God
Finnish: t+|fi|sana
French: t+|fr|parole|f
German: t+|de|Wort|n
Greek: t-|el|ÎÏγοÏ|m|trlógos|scGrek
Interlingua: t+|ia|parola|xsInterlingua, t-|ia|verbo|xsInterlingua
Italian: t+|it|parola|f, t+|it|verbo|m
Japanese: t|ja|ç¦é³|kanaãµããã|trfukuin|sc=Jpan
Korean: t-|ko|ë§ì|trmalsseum|scHang
trans-mid
Persian: t+|fa|Ú¯Ùتار|trgoftâr|scFAchar|xs=Persian
Polish: t|pl|sÅowo boże
Portuguese: t+|pt|verbo
Romanian: t+|ro|cuvânt|n
Slovak: t|sk|slovo božie, t|sk|božie slovo
Telugu: t|te|వాణి|sc=Telu (vÄá¹i)
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ttbc|Georgian: á¡áá¢á§áá (sit'q'va)
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Verb
en-verb

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

#: Iâm not sure how to word this letter to the council.

Synonyms
sense|say or write using particular words express, phrase, put into words, state

Translations
trans-top|say or write using particular words
Dutch: t|nl|verwoorden, t|nl|onder woorden brengen
Greek: t-|el|διαÏÏÏÏνÏ|trdiatypóno|scGrek, t-|el|ÏÏνÏάÏÏÏ|trsyntásso|scGrek
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Russian: t|ru|ÑоÑмÑлиÑоваÑÑ|trformulírovatâ|scCyrl
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Interjection
infl|en|interjection|head=word!

  1. slang|emphatic|stereotypically urban An abbreviated form of term|word up; a statement of the acknowledgment of fact with a hint of nonchalant approval.

Related terms
word up

See also
idiom
lexeme
listeme
morpheme
phrase
set phrase
syllable
term

Category:1000 English basic words


Dutch

Verb
infl|nl|verb form

  1. First-person present singular of worden.
  2. Second-person present singular of worden, after inversion.
  3. Imperative of worden.

Old English

Etymology
From PG.|ang *term||wurða- < PIE.|ang *term||werdho-|word < PIE.|ang base *term||wer-|speak; cognate with Old Frisian term||word, Old Saxon term||word (Dutch term|woord), Old High German term|wort (German term|Wort), Old Norse term|orð (Swedish term|ord|langsv), Gothic term|scGoth|ðð°ð¿ðð³|trwaurd. The PIE.|ang root is also the source of Latin term|verbum, Lithuanian term|vardas, and, more distantly, of Ancient Greek term|scpolytonic|εἴÏÏ|treirÅ||I say and Old Slavonic term||rotiti sÄ|to swear (Russian term|scCyrl|ÑоÑиÑÑÑÑ|tr=rotitâcja||to vow.

Pronunciation
IPA|lang=ang|/word/

Noun
infl|ang|noun|gender=n|plural|word

  1. #English|word
  2. speech, utterance, statement
  3. verb
  4. news, information, rumour
  5. command, request

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Category:Semantics

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