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word

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of word

  1. 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 Related Words linguistic form, monosyllable, morpheme, speech form; polysyllable; collocation, idiom, locution, phrase; archaism, coinage, colloquialism, euphemism, loanword, modernism, neologism, vernacularism

  2. 2 something that is said <people who believe that the Bible is the literal word of God> Synonyms statement, utterance Related Words communication, message; announcement, declamation, declaration, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; verbalization, vocalization

  3. 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], newsRelated Words announcement, bulletin, communication, correspondence, dispatch, message, reportage; dope, lowdown, scoop, tidbit (also titbit), tip; gossip, rumor, tale, tattle; feedback; disinformation, propaganda

  4. 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, promiseRelated Words appointment, arrangement, commitment, engagement, obligation; agreement, compact, contract, covenant; assurance, guarantee, guaranty, undertaking; bail, bond, deposit, gage, pawn, security, token, warranty

  5. 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> Synonyms behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, commandRelated Words demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statuteNear Antonyms appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion

  6. 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> Synonyms buzz, dish, gossip, hearsay, noise, report, scuttlebutt, talk, tattle, rumorRelated Words tale, whisper, whispering; hint, intimation, rumbling; disinformation, propaganda; urban legend (also urban myth); dirt, scandal

  7. 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> Synonyms countersign, watchword, passwordRelated Words shibboleth, sign; signal; hint, indication; parole

  8. 8 an often stated observation regarding something from common experience <are there truer words than “never look a gift horse in the mouth”?> Synonyms adage, aphorism, apothegm, byword, epigram, maxim, proverb, saw, sententia, sayingRelated Words bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, wheeze; expression, felicity; axiom, motto, precept, truism, truth; formula; comment, note, reflection, remark




word

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of word

  1. to convey in appropriate or telling terms <tried to word the declaration exactly right> Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, say, state, phraseRelated Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up





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