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pronunciation:
wuhrd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in so many words
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sound, group of sounds, or the corresponding symbol in writing that expresses some meaning; a basic unit of language.
similar words:
hieroglyphic, ideogram, locution, morpheme, name, term
definition 2: a brief remark, comment, or statement.
I'd like to say a word about that.
similar words:
assertion, comment, declaration, line, phrase, remark, sentence, speech, statement, utterance
definition 3: (pl.) speech; talk.
all words and no action
synonyms:
talk
similar words:
babble, chatter, chitchat, conversation, discourse, discussion, gossip, speech
definition 4: a message; news.
We sent word of our arrival.
synonyms:
message, notice, tidings
similar words:
bulletin, communication, communiqué, dispatch, indication, information, intelligence, line, lowdown, news, report, rumor, story, warning
definition 5: promise.
He gave his word.
synonyms:
assurance, pledge, promise, word of honor
similar words:
guarantee, oath, surety, vow, warrant
definition 6: an authoritative signal or command.
We stopped when she gave the word.
synonyms:
command, order, signal
similar words:
decision, decree, dictate, direction, directive, edict, proclamation, pronouncement, ruling, sign
definition 7: (pl.) an exchange of angry or hostile remarks.
They had words over who got that promotion.
synonyms:
altercation, argument, quarrel, squabble
similar words:
clash, contention, dispute, set-to, spat, tiff, wrangle
definition 8: (pl.) the lyrics to a song or other piece of music.
If you hum the tune maybe I will remember the words.
synonyms:
lyrics
similar words:
libretto, line, text, verse
definition 9: (cap.) the Bible or Scriptures, together with their message.
God's Word.
synonyms:
Bible, Gospel, Scriptures
similar words:
book, Holy Writ
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phrase: in so many words
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: worded, wording, words
definition: to choose words to express; phrase.
synonyms:
phrase, put
similar words:
articulate, craft, express, say, state, style, term
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