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Spanish translation of “word”

word

noun /wəːd/
the smallest unit of language (whether written, spoken or read)
palabra
a list of useful words to learn.
a (brief) conversation
palabra
I’d like a (quick) word with you in my office.
news
noticia
When you get there, send word that you’ve arrived safely.
a solemn promise
palabra
He gave her his word that it would never happen again.
wording noun the manner of expressing something, the choice of words etc
redacción, expresión
The wording on the contract will have to be altered.
word processor noun (computing ) a program for writing or editing texts, letters etc and storing them in the computer’s memory; a computer used for doing this.
procesador de textos
word processing noun
procesamiento de textos
word-perfect adjective repeated, or able to repeat something, precisely in the original words
correcto hasta la última palabra
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
verbalmente, de palabra
She got the information by word of mouth.
get a word in edgeways to break into a conversation etc and say something
meter baza
He talks so much that it’s virtually impossible to get a word in edgeways.
in a word to sum up briefly
en una palabra
In a word, I don’t like him.
keep/break one’s word to keep or fail to keep one’s promise
cumplir/faltar su palabra
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
cogerle la palabra a alguien
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)
aceptar lo que alguien dice
I took his word for it in the hope that he wouldn’t let us down.
word for word in the exact, original words
textualmente
That’s precisely what he told me, word for word.
(Definition of word from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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