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Main Entry: 1word
Function: noun 1: a sound or combination of sounds that has meaning and is spoken by a human being 2: a written or printed letter or letters standing for a spoken word 3: a brief remark or conversation <could I have a word with you> 4: 1ORDER 5b <give the word to begin> 5: NEWS 1 <any word on how they are> 6: 1PROMISE 1 <I give you my word> 7: a remark or conversation uttered in anger -- usually used in plural <words were exchanged and a fight broke out> - good word 1: a favorable statement <put in a good word for me> 2: good news <what's the good word> - in a word: in short - in so many words 1: in exactly those words <implied that such behavior was unacceptable but didn't say so in so many words> 2: in plain straightforward language <told him in so many words that he wasn't welcome> - of few words: not saying more than is necessary <a man of few words> - of one's word: that can be relied on to keep a promise <a woman of her word>