word [wʉrd]
[ME < OE, akin to Ger wort < IE * werdh- (extension of base * wer-, to speak, say) > Gr eirein, to speak, L verbum, word]
a) a speech sound, or series of them, serving to communicate meaning and consisting of at least one base morpheme with or without prefixes or suffixes; unit of language between the morpheme and the sentence
b) a letter or group of letters representing such a unit of language, written or printed usually in solid or hyphenated form
2. a brief expression, statement, remark, etc. [a word of advice]
3. a promise, affirmation, or assurance [to give a person one's word]
4. news; information; tidings [no word from home; what's the good word?]
a) a password or signal
b) a command, order, or authorization [waiting for the word to go ahead]
a) [usually pl.] talk; speech
b) [pl.] the lyrics, text, libretto, etc. of a musical composition that is sung
7. [pl.] a quarrel; dispute; argument
8. Archaic a saying; proverb
9. Comput. a basic unit of storage in a memory, consisting of a certain number of bits
to express in words; phrase
a good word
a favorable comment, or commendation
at a word
in quick response to a request or command; immediately
be as good as one's word
to live up to one's promises
break one's word
to fail to keep one's promise
hang on someone's words
to listen to someone eagerly
have a word with
to have a brief conversation with
have no words for
to be incapable of describing
have words with
to argue angrily with
in a word
in short; briefly
in so many words
exactly and plainly
man of his word or woman of her word
a person who keeps his (or her) promises
of many (or few) words
talkative (or not talkative)take someone at his ( or her) word
take someone at his word or take someone at her word
to take someone's words literally or seriously and, often, act accordingly
take the words right out of someone's mouth or take the words out of someone's mouth
to say just what someone (else) was about to say
the Word
2. GOSPEL (sense 1)
upon my word! or my word!
indeed! really!: an exclamation of surprise, irritation, etc.
word for word
in precisely the same words; exactly; verbatim

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