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Definition for: word

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

From Middle English < Old English word< Proto-Germanic *wurða- < Proto-Indo-European base *werə- ('to speak').

Pronunciation

  • RP: IPA: /wɜːd/ , SAMPA: /w3:d/
  • US: AHD: wûrd , IPA: /wɝd/ , SAMPA: /w3`d/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)d

Noun

word ( plural words )

  1. ( linguistics ) A distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern.
  2. Something promised.
    I give you my word that I will be there on time.
  3. ( computing ) A numerical value with a bit width native to the machine.
  4. ( theology ) ( sometimes Word ) God ( see John 1)
  5. ( theology; sometimes Word ) The Bible.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

unit of language

  • Albanian: fjalë f . , llaf m .
  • Amuzgo: jñ'o
  • Arabic: كلمة (kálima) f .
  • Basque: hitz, berba
  • Breton: ger m . , gerioù pl .
  • Bulgarian: дума (duma) f .
  • Catalan: paraula f . , mot m .
  • Chinese
    Traditional Characters: 詞 (cí), 單詞 (dāncí)
    Simplified Characters: 词 (cí), 单词 (dāncí)
  • CJKV Characters: 字 (cì)
  • Croatian: riječ m .
  • Czech: slovo n .
  • Danish: ord n .
  • Dutch: woord n .
  • Esperanto: vorto
  • Estonian: sõna
  • Finnish: sana
  • French: mot m .
  • Frisian: wurd
  • German: Wort n .
  • Greek: λέξη (léksi) f . , κουβέντα (kuvé[n]da) f . , λόγος (lóɣos) m .
  • Hebrew: מִלָּה (mîlá) f .
  • Hungarian: szó
  • Icelandic: orð
  • Ido: vorto
  • Indonesian: kata
  • Interlingua: parola, vocabulo
  • Irish: focal
  • Italian: parola f . , vocabolo m . , termine m .
  • Japanese: 言葉 (ことば, kotoba), 単語 (たんご, tango)
  • Korean: 낱말 (natmal)
  • Latin: vocabulum n . , verbum n .
  • Latvian: vārds m .
  • Lithuanian: žodis m .
  • Maltese: kelma
  • Nauruan: dorer
  • Norwegian: ord n .
  • Persian: کَلَمِه (kælæme), واژِه (vâže)
  • Polish: słowo n .
  • Portuguese: palavra f . , vocábulo m .
  • Romanian: cuvânt n .
  • Russian: слово (slóvo) n .
  • Slovak: slovo n . , slová pl . , slov gen. pl
  • Slovene: beseda f .
  • Spanish: palabra f .
  • Swedish: ord n .
  • Tagalog: salita
  • Tahitian: parau
  • Telugu: పదము (padamu)
  • Thai: คำ (khāṁ)
  • Turkish: sözcük, kelime
  • Welsh: gair
  • Yiddish: װאָרט (vort) n .

something promised

  • Albanian: sharje f .
  • Breton: ger m . , gerioù pl .
  • Czech: slib m .
  • Dutch: erewoord n .
  • Finnish: sana
  • French: parole f .
  • German: Ehrenwort n .
  • Greek: λόγος (lóɣos) m .
  • Interlingua: parola
  • Italian: parola f .
  • Lithuanian: žodis m .
  • Persian: قول (ghûl)
  • Portuguese: palavra
  • Russian: слово (slóvo) n .
  • Slovak: čestné slovo n .
  • Slovene: častna beseda f . , beseda f .
  • Swedish: ord n .
  • Telugu: మాట (māṭa)

computing sense

  • Finnish: sana
  • French: mot m .
  • Interlingua: parola
  • Italian: word m .
  • Japanese: 言語 (げんご, gengo)
  • Persian: واژِه (vâže)
  • Portuguese: palavra f .
  • Russian: слово (slóvo) n .
  • Slovak: slovo n .
  • Swedish: ord n .

God

  • French: verbe m .

Word of God

  • Finnish: sana
  • French: parole f .
  • German: Wort n .
  • Greek: Λόγος (lóɣos) m .
  • Interlingua: parola, verbo
  • Italian: parola f . , verbo m .
  • Japanese: 福音 (ふくいん, fukuin)
  • Persian: گفتار (goftâr)
  • Polish: słowo boże
  • Portuguese: verbo
  • Romanian: cuvânt n .
  • Slovak: slovo božie, božie slovo
  • Telugu: వాణి (vāṇi)
  • Georgian : სიტყვა (sit'q'va)
  • Korean : 단어 (daneo), 말 (mal)

Verb

to word ( third-person singular simple present words , present participle wording , simple past worded , past participle worded )

  1. ( transitive ) To say or write (something) using particular words.
    I’m not sure how to word this letter to the council.

Synonyms

Translations

say or write using particular words

  • Dutch: verwoorden, onder woorden brengen
  • Greek: διατυπώνω (ðiatipóno), συντάσσω (si[n]dásso)
  • Russian: формулировать (formulírovat’)

Interjection

word!

  1. ( urban slang ) "I completely agree".

Usage notes

Related terms

See also


Dutch

Verb

word

  1. First-person present singular of worden .
  2. Second-person present singular of worden , after inversion.
  3. Imperative of worden .

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wurða- < Proto-Indo-European *werdho- ('word') < PIE base *wer- ('speak'); cognate with Old Frisian word , Old Saxon word (Dutch woord ), Old High German wort (German Wort ), Old Norse orð (Swedish ord ), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌳 . The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin verbum , Lithuanian vardas , and, more distantly, of Ancient Greek εἴρω ('I say') and Old Slavonic rotiti sę ('to swear') (Russian ротиться, 'to vow').

Pronunciation

IPA: /word/

Noun

word n . ( plural: word )

  1. word
  2. speech, utterance, statement
  3. verb
  4. news, information, rumour
  5. command, request

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