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word

noun  /wɜrd/ us  

word noun (LANGUAGE UNIT)

[C] a single unit of language that has meaning and can be spoken or written: The word "environment" means different things to different people. She spoke so fast I couldn’t understand a word (= anything she said).

word noun (BRIEF STATEMENT)

[C usually sing] a brief discussion or statement: Could I have a word with you? Let me give you a word of advice. Tell us what happened in your own words (= say it in your own way).

word noun (NEWS)

[U] news or a message: We were excited when word of the discovery reached us.

word noun (PROMISE)

[U] a promise: You have my word – I won’t tell a soul. She wouldn't give me her word if she didn't mean to keep it.

word noun (ORDER)

[C usually sing] an order or request: If you want me to leave, just say/give the word.
worded
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈwɜrd·əd/ us  
a strongly worded letter

word

verb [T always + adv/prep]  /wɜrd/ us  

word verb [T always + adv/prep] (LANGUAGE UNIT)

to choose the words with which to express something: His description was carefully worded to cover various possibilities.
Translations of “word”
in Korean 단어, 말…
in Arabic كَلِمة…
in French mot, nouvelles, parole…
in Turkish sözcük, kelime…
in Italian parola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 語言單位, 詞, 字…
in Russian слово…
in Polish słowo…
in Spanish palabra, noticia…
in Portuguese palavra…
in German das Wort, einige Worte (pl.), der Bescheid…
in Catalan paraula…
in Japanese 言葉, 単語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语言单位, 词, 字…
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