word Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “word” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "word" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

wordnoun

uk   /wɜːd/  us   /wɝːd/
  • word noun (LANGUAGE UNIT)

A1 [C] a ​singleunit of ​language that has ​meaning and can be ​spoken or written: Your ​essay should be no more than two thousand words ​long. Some words are more ​difficult to ​spell than ​others. What's the word forbikini in ​French? It's sometimes ​difficult to findexactly the ​right word to ​express what you ​want to say.the F-word, C-word, etc. used to refer to a word, usually a ​rude or ​embarrassing one, by saying only the first ​letter and not the ​whole word: You're still not ​allowed to say the F-word on TV in the US So how's the ​diet going - or would you ​rather I didn't ​mention the d-word?

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • word noun (TALKING)

B2 [S] a ​shortdiscussion or ​statement: The ​managerwants a word. Could I have a word (with you) about the ​salesfigures? Could you have a ​quiet word with Mike (= ​gentlyexplain to him) about the ​problem?words [plural] angry words: Both ​competitors had words (= ​argued) after the ​match. Words were exchanged (= ​peopleargued) and then someone ​threw a ​punch. disapproving discussion, ​rather than ​action: So ​far there have been more words than ​action on the ​matter of ​childcareprovision.have/exchange words to ​talk to each other for a ​shorttime: We ​exchanged a few words as we were coming out of the ​meeting.a good word a ​statement of ​approval and ​support for someone or something: If you ​see the ​captain could you put in a good word for me? The ​critics didn't have a good word to say about the ​performance.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • Could I have a word with you in ​private?
  • Incidentally, I ​wanted to have a word with you about ​yourexpensesclaim.
  • Can I have a little word with you?
  • When you've got a ​minute, I'd like a ​brief word with you.
  • Could I have a ​quick word ?
  • word noun (NEWS)

[U] news or a ​message: Has there been any word from Paul since he went to New York? We got word of ​theirplan from a ​formercolleague. Word of the ​discoverycaused a ​stir among ​astronomers.
  • word noun (PROMISE)

[S] a ​promise: I said I'd ​visit him and I will keep my word. You have my word - I won't ​tell a ​soul.
  • word noun (ORDER)

[S] an ​order: We're ​waiting for the word from ​headoffice before making a ​statement. The ​troops will go into ​action as ​soon as ​theircommander gives the word. At a word from ​theirteacher, the ​childrenstarted to put away ​theirbooks.

wordverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /wɜːd/  us   /wɝːd/
to ​choose the words you use when you are saying or writing something: He worded the ​reply in such a way that he did not ​admit making the ​originalerror.
See also
worded
adjective uk   /ˈwɜː.dɪd/  us   /ˈwɝː-/
a carefully/​strongly worded statement
(Definition of word from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "word" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

wordnoun

 us   /wɜrd/
  • word noun (LANGUAGE UNIT)

[C] a ​singleunit 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 ​briefdiscussion 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 ​discoveryreached 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]  us   /ˈwɜrd·əd/
a ​strongly worded ​letter

wordverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /wɜrd/
to ​choose the words with which to ​express something: His ​description was ​carefullyworded to ​covervariouspossibilities.
(Definition of word from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "word" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

wordnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɜːd/
words and figures differ (also words and figures do not agree) BANKING, MONEY →  amounts differ
words per minute →  wpm
(Definition of word from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de word
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“word” in Business English

Palabra del día

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Palabra del día

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Aprende más 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Aprende más