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Word (IPA: /ˈwɝd/)


Word (n.)

The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.

Word (n.)

Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.

Word (n.)

Talk; discourse; speech; language.

Word (n.)

Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.

Word (n.)

Signal; order; command; direction.

Word (n.)

Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.

Word (n.)

Verbal contention; dispute.

Word (n.)

A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.

Word (v. i.)

To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.

Word (v. t.)

To express in words; to phrase.

Word (v. t.)

To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.

Word (v. t.)

To flatter with words; to cajole.

Word

Smallest linguistic element that may be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content

Word

Base memory unit handled by a computer

Word

Finite sequence of symbols in theoretical computer science

Word

Written product of elements of a mathematical group and their inverses

Word

US record label; imprint of Word Entertainment

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "and now for a final word from our sponsor"" - Last words

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "the Malay word chium meant to plough the beloved's face with one's nose" - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .Fatherland without freedom and merit is a large word with little meaning." - Anders Chydenius

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [About Pinkie's character] The word murder conveyed no more to him than the word 'box', 'collar', 'giraffe'." - Graham Greene

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Asking the Abydonians if they've seen Daniel anywhere] I don't suppose the word dweeb means anything to you guys." - Stargate (film)


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