HyperDic: word

English > 11 senses of the word word / Word:
NOUNcommunicationworda unit of language that native speakers can identify
communicationworda brief statement
communicationword, news, intelligence, tidingsinformation about recent and important events
communicationworda verbal / verbal command for action / action
communicationword, discussion, give-and-takean exchange of views on some topic
communicationword, parole, word of honora promise
quantityworda word is a string of bits stored in computer memory
person Word, Son, Logosthe divine word of God
communicationword, password, watchword, parole, countersigna secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
communicationWord, Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of Godthe sacred writings of the Christian religions
VERBcommunicationword, give voice, formulate, phrase, articulateput into words or an expression
word / Word > pronunciation
RhymesAbelard ... Woodward: 269 rhymes with erd...
English > word: 11 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA unit of language that native speakers can identify.
  • "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"
  • "he hardly said ten words all morning"
PartsaffixA linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
syllableA unit of spoken language larger / larger than a phoneme
NarroweranagramA word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
anaphorA word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition
antonym, opposite word, oppositeA word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
back-formationA word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar / familiar word derives from it
charadeA word acted out in an episode of the game / game of charades
classifierA word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs
cognate, cognate wordA word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
content word, open-class wordA word to which an independent meaning / meaning can be assigned
contractionA word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
deictic, deictic wordA word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
derivative(linguistics) a word that is derived from another word
diminutiveA word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
dirty wordA word that is considered to be unmentionable
disyllable, dissyllableA word having two syllables
form, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
four-letter word, four-letter Anglo-Saxon wordAny of several short / short English words (often having 4 letters) generally regarded as obscene / obscene or offensive
function word, closed-class wordA word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning / meaning
guide word, guideword, catchwordA word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page
head, head word(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent
headwordA word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry)
heteronymTwo words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation
holonym, whole nameA word that names the whole of which a given word is a part
homonymTwo words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings
hypernym, superordinate, superordinate wordA word that is more generic than a given word
hyponym, subordinate, subordinate wordA word that is more specific than a given word
key wordA significant word used in indexing or cataloging
loanblend, loan-blend, hybridA word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
loanword, loanA word borrowed from another language
meronym, part nameA word that names a part of a larger whole
metonymA word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing
monosyllable, monosyllabic wordA word or utterance of one syllable
neologism, neology, coinageA newly invented word or phrase
nonce word, hapax legomenonA word with a special meaning / meaning used for a special occasion
oxytoneword having stress or an acute accent on the last syllable
palindromeA word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward
paronymA word that strongly resembles another word in spelling
paroxytoneword having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable
partitiveword (such a 'some' or 'less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
polysemant, polysemantic word, polysemous wordA word having more than one meaning / meaning
polysyllable, polysyllabic wordA word of more than three syllables
primitiveA word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms
proparoxytoneword having stress or acute accent on the antepenult
quantifier(grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as 'fifteen' or 'many')
quantifier, logical quantifier(logic) a word (such as 'some' or 'all' or 'no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
reduplicationA word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)
retronymA word introduced because an existing term has become inadequate
substantiveAny word or group of words functioning as a noun
syncategorem, syncategoremeA syncategorematic expression
synonym, equivalent wordTwo words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
termA word or expression used for some particular thing
terminology, nomenclature, languageA system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
trisyllableA word having three syllables
troponym, manner nameA word that denotes a manner of doing something
vocable, spoken wordA word that is spoken aloud
written wordThe written form / form of a word
Broaderlanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Spanishpalabra, vocablo
Catalanmot, paraula
Adjectiveslexicalof or relating to words
nonlexicalnot relating to words
verbalof or relating to or formed from words in general
Verbswordput into words or an expression
English > word: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA brief statement.
Example"he didn't say a word about it"
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Verbswordput into words or an expression
English > word: 11 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningInformation about recent and important events.
Synonymsnews, intelligence, tidings
Narrowergood wordGood news
latestThe most recent news or development
Broaderinformation, infoA message received and understood
Spanishnoticia, noticias, nuevas
Catalannotícies, nova, noves
English > word: 11 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA verbal / verbal command for action / action.
Example"when I give the word, charge!"
Broaderorder(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
English > word: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningAn exchange of views on some topic.
Example "we had a word or two about it"
Synonymsdiscussion, give-and-take
Narrowerargument, argumentation, debateA discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
conference, group discussionA discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
deliberation(usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
negotiation, dialogue, talksA discussion intended to produce an agreement
panel discussiondiscussion of a subject / subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
postmortem, post-mortemdiscussion of an event after it has occurred
public discussion, ventilationFree and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
Broaderspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
Spanishdebate, discusión, intercambio, palabra
Catalandebat, discussió
English > word: 11 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA promise.
Example"he gave his word"
Synonymsparole, word of honor
BroaderpromiseA verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
Spanishjuramento, palabra de honor, palabra, promesa
Catalanparaula d'honor, paraula
English > word: 11 senses > noun 7, quantity
MeaningA word is a string of bits stored in computer memory.
Example"large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
Part ofkilobyte, kibibyte, K, KB, kB, KiBA unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
PartsbyteA sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
Broadercomputer memory unitA unit for measuring computer memory
English > Word: 11 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningThe divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus).
SynonymsSon, Logos
InstancesJesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, DelivererA teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth
MessiahJesus Christ
Instance ofhypostasis, hypostasis of ChristAny of the three persons of the Godhead constituting / constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
English > word: 11 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group.
Example"he forgot the password"
Synonymspassword, watchword, parole, countersign
Broaderpositive identificationevidence proving that you are who you say you are
secret, arcanumInformation known only to a special group
Spanishconsigna, contraseña, password, santo y seña
Catalanconsigna, contrasenya, password, sant i senya
English > Word: 11 senses > noun 10, communication
MeaningThe sacred writings of the Christian religions.
SynonymsBible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God
Category ofGabriel(Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Noah's flood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, the Flood(Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah
covenant(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
demythologize, demythologiseRemove the mythical element from (writings)
eisegesispersonal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
exegesisAn explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
InstancesAmerican Standard Version, American Revised VersionA revised version of the King James Version
Authorized Version, King James Version, King James BibleAn English translation of the Bible published in 1611
Douay Bible, Douay Version, Douay-Rheims Bible, Douay-Rheims Version, Rheims-Douay Bible, Rheims-Douay VersionAn English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
New English BibleA modern English version / version of the Bible and Apocrypha
Revised Standard VersionA revision of the American Standard Version
Revised VersionA British revision of the Authorized Version
VulgateThe Latin edition of the Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek mainly by St. Jerome at the end of the 4th century
PartsNew TestamentThe collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation
Old TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
TestamentEither of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
textA passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon
Narrowerfamily BibleA large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
Broadersacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious textwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity
SpanishBiblia cristiana, biblia, Biblia, el buen libro, La Biblia, la palabra, las escrituras, las sagradas escrituras, Libro
Catalanbiblia, Biblia, bíblia, Bíblia, La Bíblia
English > word: 11 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningput into words or an expression.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsgive voice, formulate, phrase, articulate
Narroweraskdirect or put
dogmatize, dogmatisestate as a dogma
formularize, formulariseExpress as a formula
frame, redact, cast, put, couchformulate in a particular style or language
lexicalize, lexicalisemake or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Catalanformular, redactar
Nounsworda unit of language that native speakers can identify
worda brief statement
wordingthe manner in which something is expressed in words

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