- (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.
Etymology: From < (term, lang=ang, word) <
- I"m not sure how to this letter to the council.
- (term, , wuría-) < (PIE.) base
- (term, , werÉ-, to speak).
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