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Definition of Word


  1. The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.
  2. Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
  3. Talk; discourse; speech; language.
  4. Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.
  5. Signal; order; command; direction.
  6. Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
  7. Verbal contention; dispute.
  8. A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
  9. To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
  10. To express in words; to phrase.
  11. To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
  12. To flatter with words; to cajole.
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Word Translations

word in Afrikaans is woord
word in Danish is ord
word in Dutch is woord, bewoording
word in Finnish is sana
word in French is mot
word in German is Vokabel, Datenwort, Wort, Wort, formulieren
word in Latin is verbum
word in Norwegian is ord
word in Portuguese is palavra
word in Spanish is palabra, formular
word in Swedish is glosa, ord