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Noun: words  wurdz
  1. The words that are spoken
    "I listened to his words very closely"
     
  2. The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    "he wrote both words and music";
    - lyric, language
     
  3. Language that is spoken or written
    "he has a gift for words"; "she put her thoughts into words"
     
  4. An angry dispute
    "they had words";
    - quarrel, wrangle, row[2], run-in [informal], dustup [informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], dust-up, bust-up [informal], ding-dong [Brit, informal], barney [Brit, informal], slanging match [Brit, informal]
     
  5. Words making up the dialogue of a play
    "the actor forgot his words";
    - actor's line, speech
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, intel [informal]
     
  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. A string of bits stored in computer memory
    "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

Type of: arcanum, computer memory unit, conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, evince [formal], express, gen [Brit, informal], info [informal], information, language, language unit, line, linguistic communication, linguistic unit, oral communication, order, positive identification, promise, secret, show, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, statement, text, textual matter, voice communication

Part of: dialog [US], dialogue, K, KB, KiB, kibibyte, kilobyte, song, vocal

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