1. Word (noun)
a unit of language that native speakers can identify.
a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase.
a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent.
a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it.
a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades.
a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds.
(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word.
a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness.
dirty word noun
a word that is considered to be unmentionable.
a word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry).
two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation.
two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings.
key word noun
a significant word used in indexing or cataloging.
a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing.
word having stress or an acute accent on the last syllable.
a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward.
a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms.
word having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable.
word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole.
word having stress or acute accent on the antepenult.
(grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many').
a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word).
a word introduced because an existing term has become inadequate.
any word or group of words functioning as a noun.
a word or expression used for some particular thing.
a word having three syllables.
a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs.
written word noun
the written form of a word.
2. give voice, phrase, Word, articulate, formulate (verb)
put into words or an expression.
direct or put; seek an answer to.
3. Word (noun)
a brief statement.
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc.
4. news, tidings, Word, intelligence (noun)
information about recent and important events.
5. Word (noun)
a verbal command for action.
(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed.
6. give-and-take, discussion, Word (noun)
an exchange of views on some topic.
(usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question.
panel discussion noun
discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience.
7. parole, word of honor, Word (noun)
a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future.
8. Word (noun)
a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory.
computer memory unit noun
a unit for measuring computer memory.
9. Logos, Son, Word (noun)
the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus).
10. countersign, password, parole, watchword, Word (noun)
a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group.
11. Bible, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Book, Word (noun)
the sacred writings of the Christian religions.
family Bible noun
a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births.
word accent (noun)
the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
word blindness (noun)
inability to perceive written words
word class (noun)
one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
word deafness (noun)
an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
word division (noun)
division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
word finder (noun)
a thesaurus organized to help you find the word you want but cannot think of
word for word (adverb)
using exactly the same words
word form (noun)
the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
word game (noun)
any game involving the formation or alteration or discovery of words
word meaning (noun)
the accepted meaning of a word
word of advice (noun)
cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
word of farewell (noun)
an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
Word of God (noun)
a manifestation of the mind and will of God
word of honor (noun)
word of mouth (noun)
gossip spread by spoken communication