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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
    • : "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.
      1. Something promised.
      I give you my that I will be there on time.
      1. (computing) A numerical value with a bit width native to the machine.
      2. (theology, sometimes "Word") God
    • See s:Bible (King James)/1 John, Bible, King James, John 1
      1. (theology, sometimes "Word") The bible, Bible.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To say or write (something) using particular words.
I"m not sure how to this letter to the council.
Etymology: From < (term, lang=ang, word) <
  • (term, , wuría-) < (PIE.) base
  • (term, , werÉ-, to speak).



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