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Noun: word  wurd
  1. A unit of language that native speakers can identify
    "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
     
  2. A brief statement
    "he didn't say a word about it"
     
  3. Information about recent and important events
    "they awaited word of the outcome";
    - news, intelligence, tidings
     
  4. A verbal command for action
    "when I give the word, charge!"
     
  5. An exchange of views on some topic
    "we had a word or two about it";
    - discussion, give-and-take
     
  6. A promise
    "he gave his word";
    - parole, word of honor [US], word of honour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  7. (computing) a string of bits stored in computer memory, the size of the base integer or pointer on a processor
    "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
     
  8. A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    "he forgot the word";
    - password, watchword, parole, countersign
Verb: word  wurd
  1. Put into words or an expression
    "He worded his concerns to the board of trustees";
    - give voice, formulate, phrase, articulate
Noun: Word  wurd
  1. The Christian holy book
    "he went to carry the Word to the heathen";
    - Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God
     
  2. The divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
    - Son, Logos

Sounds like: wop, word, w

Derived forms: worded, wording, words

Type of: arcanum, computer memory unit, evince, express, hypostasis, hypostasis of Christ, info, information, language, language unit, linguistic unit, oral communication, order, positive identification, promise, religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing, secret, show, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, statement, voice communication

Part of: K, KB, KiB, kibibyte, kilobyte

Encyclopedia: Word, Sound and Power