1: a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
2: a brief statement; "he didn't say a word about it"
3: new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome" [syn: news, intelligence, tidings]
4: the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus) [syn: Son, Logos]
5: a promise; "he gave his word" [syn: parole, word of honor]
6: a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password" [syn: password, watchword, parole, countersign]
7: an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it" [syn: discussion, give-and-take]
8: the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen" [syn: Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God]
9: a verbal command for action; "when I give the word, charge!"
10: a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
v : put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees" [syn: give voice, formulate, phrase, articulate]
Adjacent words: wooziest | woozy | wop | Worcester | Worcester sauce | Worcestershire | Worcestershire sauce | word | word accent | word blindness | word class | word deafness | word division | word finder | word for word | word form