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Entry Word: word
Function: noun
Text: 1 a pronounceable series of letters having a distinct meaning especially in a particular field <my doctor used all of these medical words that I didn't understand>
Synonyms expression, term
Related Words linguistic form, monosyllable, morpheme; collocation, idiom, locution, phrase; archaism, coinage, colloquialism, euphemism, loan word, modernism, neologism
2 something that is said <people who believe that the Bible is the literal word of God>
Synonyms statement, utterance
Related Words communication, message; announcement, declamation, declaration, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement
3 a report of recent events or facts not previously known <what's the latest word on the airplane crash?> -- see NEWS
4 a person's solemn declaration that he or she will do or not do something <I give you my word that I won't try to escape> -- see PROMISE
5 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <her word is law inside the classroom> -- see COMMAND 1