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word

noun   /wɜːd/
A1 a group of letters or sounds that mean something palabra ‘Hund’ is the German word for ‘dog’.
not believe, understand, say, etc. a word
B1 to not believe, understand, say, etc. anything no creerse, entender, decir, etc. ni una palabra I don’t believe a word he says.
in other words
used to explain what something means in a different way en otras palabras He said he’s too busy. In other words, he isn’t interested.
have a word with someone
to talk to someone for a short time hablar un momento con alguien I’ll have a word with the neighbours about the noise. I’ll have a word with Ted and see if he wants to come.
word for word
using the exact words that were originally used palabra por palabra She repeated word for word what he had told her.
give someone your word
to promise someone something dar tu palabra a alguien He gave me his word that he wouldn’t tell anyone.
from the word go
from the start of something desde el primer instante The project had problems with funding right from the word go.
(Definition of word from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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