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Meaning of 'word' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . 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.
- Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
- Talk; discourse; speech; language.
- Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.
- Signal; order; command; direction.
- Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
- Verbal contention; dispute.
- A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
2 . Word [ v. i.]
- To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
3 . Word [ v. t.]
- To express in words; to phrase.
- To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
- To flatter with words; to cajole.

Meaning of 'word' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . word [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a brief statement
Example in sentence:
  • he didn't say a word about it
Meaning (2):
- a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
Example in sentence:
  • he forgot the password
Meaning (3):
- a promise
Example in sentence:
  • he gave his word
Meaning (4):
- a unit of language that native speakers can identify
Example in sentence:
  • he hardly said ten words all morning;
  • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
Meaning (5):
- the sacred writings of the Christian religions
Example in sentence:
  • he went to carry the Word to the heathen
Meaning (6):
- a string of bits stored in computer memory
Example in sentence:
  • large computers use words up to 64 bits long
Meaning (7):
- information about recent and important events
Example in sentence:
  • they awaited news of the outcome
Meaning (8):
- an exchange of views on some topic
Example in sentence:
  • we had a good discussion;
  • we had a word or two about it
Meaning (9):
- a verbal command for action
Example in sentence:
  • when I give the word, charge!
10 . word [ v]
Meaning (10):
- put into words or an expression
Example in sentence:
  • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees