Die Übersetzung von "word" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


noun /wəːd/

the smallest unit of language (whether written, spoken or read)

a list of useful words to learn.

a (brief) conversation

I’d like a (quick) word with you in my office.


When you get there, send word that you’ve arrived safely.

a solemn promise

He gave her his word that it would never happen again.
wording noun

the manner of expressing something, the choice of words etc

The wording on the contract will have to be altered.
word processor noun

a program for writing or editing texts, letters etc and storing them in the computer’s memory; a computer used for doing this.

(machine à) traitement de text
word processing noun

traitement de text
word-perfect adjective

repeated, or able to repeat something, precisely in the original words

sur le bout des doigts
a word-perfect performance
He wants to be word-perfect by next week’s rehearsal.
by word of mouth

by one person telling another in speech, not in writing

She got the information by word of mouth.
get a word in edgeways

to break into a conversation etc and say something

placer un mot
He talks so much that it’s virtually impossible to get a word in edgeways.
in a word

to sum up briefly

en un mot
In a word, I don’t like him.
keep/break one’s word

to keep or fail to keep one’s promise

tenir/manquer à (sa) parole
She kept her word and provided us with everything we needed.
take (someone) at his/her word

to believe (someone) without question and act according to his words

prendre (qqn) au mot
We had no choice but to take him at his word.
take someone’s word for it

to assume that what someone says is correct (without checking)

croire (qqn) sur parole
I took his word for it in the hope that he wouldn’t let us down.
word for word

in the exact, original words

mot pour mot
That’s precisely what he told me, word for word.

(Die Übersetzung von "word" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)