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Word of the Week--"Word"
Definition--a spoken term
 
 
Discussion--Since this site is dedicated to words, "word" seems like an appropriate selection for this week's article.

The word is one of the most basic elements of language. Each word contains a specific idea or grammatically links other words together in phrases or sentences.

We use words to communicate all sort of different concepts, be they simple or complex, literal or abstract. Words can direct us, inspire us, spur us on to action and evoke powerful emotions. They are used in literature, in business, in the media and in our everyday conversations.
 

Etymology--The term word can be traced to Old English from about 725 in Beowulf.


   Foreign Translations
German:  Wort (nt)
Dutch:  Woord (het)
French:  Mot (m) ecrit
Italian:  Parola
Spanish:  Palabra

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