Word definition

n 1: a unit of language that native speakers can identify;
"words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he
hardly said ten words all morning"
2: a brief statement; "he didn't say a word about it"
3: information about recent and important events; "they awaited
news of the outcome" [syn: news, intelligence, tidings,
word]
4: a verbal command for action; "when I give the word, charge!"
5: an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good
discussion"; "we had a word or two about it" [syn:
discussion, give-and-take, word]
6: a promise; "he gave his word" [syn: parole, word, word
of honor]
7: a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large
computers use words up to 64 bits long"
8: the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity
(incarnate in Jesus) [syn: Son, Word, Logos]
9: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he
forgot the password" [syn: password, watchword, word,
parole, countersign]
10: the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to
carry the Word to the heathen" [syn: Bible, Christian
Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ,
Scripture, Word of God, Word]
v 1: put into words or an expression; "He formulated his
concerns to the board of trustees" [syn: give voice,
formulate, word, phrase, articulate]
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