word

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word

noun

Definition of WORD

1
a pronounceable series of letters having a distinct meaning especially in a particular field <my doctor used all of these medical words that I didn't understand>
Synonyms expression, term
2
something that is said <people who believe that the Bible is the literal word of God>
3
a report of recent events or facts not previously known <what's the latest word on the airplane crash?>
Synonyms advice(s), 411 [slang], gen [chiefly British], info, information, intelligence, item, story, tidings, uncos [chiefly Scottish], word
4
a person's solemn declaration that he or she will do or not do something <I give you my word that I won't try to escape>
Synonyms oath, pledge, troth, vow, word
5
a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <the troops waited for their commanding officer to give the word>
6
information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy <don't tell anyone I told you about the shake-up, but that's the word right now>
7
a word or phrase that must be spoken by a person in order to pass a guard <What's the word? demanded the sentry>
8
an often stated observation regarding something from common experience <are there truer words than never look a gift horse in the mouth?>

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