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word

 
pronunciation:
wuhrd
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
eat one's words
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sound, group of sounds, or the symbols for such sounds in writing that have some meaning. Words are a basic unit of language.
We could not understand his words.
similar words:
hieroglyphic, name, term
definition 2: a short remark or statement.
I'd like to say a word about that.
similar words:
comment, declaration, line, phrase, remark, sentence, speech, statement
definition 3: a message; news.
We sent word that we had arrived.
synonyms:
message, notice, tidings
similar words:
bulletin, communication, dispatch, indication, information, intelligence, line, news, report, rumor, story, warning
definition 4: a promise.
He gave his word that he would be there for us.
synonyms:
pledge, promise
similar words:
guarantee, oath, vow
definition 5: a signal or command.
The chorus walked on stage when she gave the word.
synonyms:
command, order, signal
similar words:
decision, decree, dictate, direction, proclamation, ruling, sign
phrase: eat one's words
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: worded, wording, words
definition: to choose words to express.
She worded her thoughts carefully.
synonyms:
phrase, put
similar words:
articulate, express, say, state, style, term
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