Synonyms and Antonyms of word
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.
linguistic form, monosyllable, morpheme, speech form
collocation, idiom, locution, phrase
archaism, coinage, colloquialism, euphemism, loanword, modernism, neologism, vernacularism
something that is said
- I agreed with every word she said.
a report of recent events or facts not previously known
- What's the latest word on the stock market?
announcement, bulletin, communication, correspondence, dispatch, message, reportage
dope, lowdown, scoop, tidbit (also titbit), tip
gossip, rumor, tale, tattle
a person's solemn declaration that he or she will do or not do something
- I give you my word that I won't forget.
appointment, arrangement, commitment, engagement, obligation
agreement, compact, contract, covenant
assurance, guarantee, guaranty, undertaking
bail, bond, deposit, gage, pawn, security, token, warranty
a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
- The troops waited for their commanding officer to give the word.
behest, charge, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order
information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
- Don't tell anyone I told you about the layoffs, but that's the word right now.
a word or phrase that must be spoken by a person in order to pass a guard
- "What's the word?" demanded the sentry.
an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
- Are there truer words than "never look a gift horse in the mouth"?
bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, wheeze
axiom, motto, precept, truism, truth
comment, note, reflection, remark