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password

pass·word

password

 
pronunciation:
paes wuhrd
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a secret word, phrase, or selected set of letters and numbers used to identify oneself as one that is permitted to enter a place or have access to privileged information or data.
One had to know the password to be allowed entrance to the speakeasy.Another member of the resistance met him at the train and identified himself with a password.I couldn't get into the database because I didn't know the password.
synonyms:
open sesame, watchword
similar words:
code word, countersign, key, shibboleth, signal
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