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word

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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
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2 something that is said

  • people who believe that the Bible is the literal word of God
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3 a report of recent events or facts not previously known

  • what's the latest word on the airplane crash?
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411 [slang], advice(s), gen [chiefly British], info, information, intelligence, item, news, story, tidings, uncos [chiefly Scottish]

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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word

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to convey in appropriate or telling terms

  • tried to word the declaration exactly right
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