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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.

Word Quotations

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! - Audrey Hepburn
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
Audrey Hepburn

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
Lawrence G. Lovasik

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung
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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
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