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Meaning of "word" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WORD

Old English word; related to Old High German wort, Old Norse orth, Gothic waurd, Latin verbum, Sanskrit vratá command.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WORD

word  [wɜːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WORD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Word is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb word in English.

WHAT DOES WORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

word

Word

In linguistics, a word is the smallest element that may be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content. This contrasts with a morpheme, which is the smallest unit of meaning but will not necessarily stand on its own. A word may consist of a single morpheme, or several, whereas a morpheme may not be able to stand on its own as a word. A complex word will typically include a root and one or more affixes, or more than one root in a compound. Words can be put together to build larger elements of language, such as phrases, clauses, and sentences. The term word may refer to a spoken word or to a written word, or sometimes to the abstract concept behind either. Spoken words are made up of units of sound called phonemes, and written words of symbols called graphemes, such as the letters of the English alphabet.

Definition of word in the English dictionary

The first definition of word in the dictionary is one of the units of speech or writing that native speakers of a language usually regard as the smallest isolable meaningful element of the language, although linguists would analyse these further into morphemes related adjective lexical verbal. Other definition of word is an instance of vocal intercourse; chat, talk, or discussion. Word is also an utterance or expression, esp a brief one.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WORD

PRESENT

Present
I word
you word
he/she/it words
we word
you word
they word
Present continuous
I am wording
you are wording
he/she/it is wording
we are wording
you are wording
they are wording
Present perfect
I have worded
you have worded
he/she/it has worded
we have worded
you have worded
they have worded
Present perfect continuous
I have been wording
you have been wording
he/she/it has been wording
we have been wording
you have been wording
they have been wording
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I worded
you worded
he/she/it worded
we worded
you worded
they worded
Past continuous
I was wording
you were wording
he/she/it was wording
we were wording
you were wording
they were wording
Past perfect
I had worded
you had worded
he/she/it had worded
we had worded
you had worded
they had worded
Past perfect continuous
I had been wording
you had been wording
he/she/it had been wording
we had been wording
you had been wording
they had been wording
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will word
you will word
he/she/it will word
we will word
you will word
they will word
Future continuous
I will be wording
you will be wording
he/she/it will be wording
we will be wording
you will be wording
they will be wording
Future perfect
I will have worded
you will have worded
he/she/it will have worded
we will have worded
you will have worded
they will have worded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wording
you will have been wording
he/she/it will have been wording
we will have been wording
you will have been wording
they will have been wording
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would word
you would word
he/she/it would word
we would word
you would word
they would word
Conditional continuous
I would be wording
you would be wording
he/she/it would be wording
we would be wording
you would be wording
they would be wording
Conditional perfect
I would have word
you would have word
he/she/it would have word
we would have word
you would have word
they would have word
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wording
you would have been wording
he/she/it would have been wording
we would have been wording
you would have been wording
they would have been wording
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you word
we let´s word
you word
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to word
Past participle
worded
Present Participle
wording
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WORD


absurd
əbˈsɜːd
bird
bɜːd
bluebird
ˈbluːˌbɜːd
blurred
blɜːd
Byrd
bɜːd
crossword
ˈkrɒswɜːd
deferred
dɪˈfɜːd
firebird
ˈfaɪəˌbɜːd
heard
hɜːd
herd
hɜːd
hummingbird
ˈhʌmɪŋˌbɜːd
Hurd
hɜːd
inferred
ɪnˈfɜːd
keyword
ˈkiːˌwɜːd
nerd
nɜːd
password
ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd
preferred
prɪˈfɜːd
third
θɜːd
thunderbird
ˈθʌndəˌbɜːd
Verde
vɜːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WORD

word association
word blindness
word burst
word class
word deafness
word for word
word formation
word game
word list
Word of God
word of honour
word of mouth
word order
word picture
word processing
word processor
word sense disambiguation
word square
word stress

WORDS THAT END LIKE WORD

abord
accord
afford
at a word
Bedford
Bradford
concord
cord
Crawford
ford
Hartford
have a record
lord
Nord
Oxford
record
Stanford
sword
the n-word
the word

Synonyms and antonyms of word in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WORD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «word» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of word

Translation of «word» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WORD

Find out the translation of word to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of word from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «word» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

palabra
570 millions of speakers

English

word
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शब्द
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَلِمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

palavra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

perkataan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wort
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

単語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tembung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

từ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शब्द
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sözcük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słowo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cuvânt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λέξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

woord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of word

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WORD»

The term «word» is very widely used and occupies the 884 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of word
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WORD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «word» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «word» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about word

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WORD»

Discover the use of word in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to word and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The F-Word
But what about feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition"? In a thoroughly updated edition of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower offers a rich, revealing look at the f-bomb and its illimitable uses.
Jesse Sheidlower, 2009
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Children's Writer's Word Book
You'll find: Lists of specific words that are introduced at seven key reading levels (kindergarten through sixth grade) A thesaurus of those words with synonyms, annotated with reading levels Detailed guidelines for sentence length, word ...
Alijandra Mogilner, 2006
3
The Weighty Word Book
"[The Weighty Word Book] will appeal to kids who want to sound as smart as they are.
Paul M. Levitt, Douglas A. Burger, Elissa S. Guralnick, 2009
4
Word Power Made Easy
Exercises designed to develop vocabulary skills present words together with their pronunciations, definitions and use in sentences
Norman Lewis, 1991
5
The Everything Giant Book of Word Searches: Over 300 Puzzles ...
Over 300 puzzles for big word search fans!
Charles Timmerman, 2008
6
Keyboarding & Word Processing, Complete Course, Lessons 1-120
This comprehensive text provides three semesters of keyboarding and word processing instruction.
Susie VanHuss, Connie Forde, Donna Woo, 2008
7
Word and Object
Willard Van Orman Quine begins this influential work by declaring, "Language is asocial art.
Willard Van Orman Quine, 2013
8
The Scrabble Word-Building Book: Updated Edition
Using the completely revised and updated The Scrabble® Word-Building Book, you can! This essential strategy guide shows you how to build on your opponents' words and become a master of this classic game.
‎2007
9
Word Smart: How to Build an Educated Vocabulary
Provides the definitions of words that are commonly misused or misunderstood and uses them in a sentence, along with a guide for how to memorize words quickly and quick quizzes.
Adam Robinson, Princeton Review, 2012
10
Easy Microsoft Office Word 2003
• •Includes more than 100 hands-on tasks to get the reader up and running with Microsoft Word 11. •Written by an experienced Microsoft Word consultant, trainer, and author. •Each task is designed to teach the easiest, fastest or ...
Heidi Steele, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term word is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Oxford Dictionary Adds 'Fo' Shizzle,' 'Masshole' and 'Hot Mess'
The precise origin of the word is uncertain, the editors say, but it may be a blend of twist or twitch and jerk. Their definition: “To dance to popular music in a ... «TIME, Jun 15»
2
Microsoft releases Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android phones …
Microsoft today launched Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android phones. Previously in preview, the apps have now hit general availability on Google Play ... «VentureBeat, Jun 15»
3
Obama uses N-word, says we are 'not cured' of racism
Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama used the n-word during an interview released Monday to make a point that there's still plenty of room for America to ... «CNN, Jun 15»
4
All the ridiculous words two Indian-American teenagers got right to …
By now, academics are even working on theories to explain ... «Quartz, May 15»
5
Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble …
A new batch of 6,500 words are now available to Scrabble players, after publishing house Collins updated its widely used Official Scrabble Words list Thursday. «NPR, May 15»
6
Microsoft releases Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android tablets …
Microsoft today launched Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android tablets. Previously in preview, the apps have now hit general availability on Google Play: ... «VentureBeat, Jan 15»
7
Merriam-Webster Announces Its Word of the Year
That is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2014. If it sounds awfully broad, that is because the editors based in Springfield, Mass., rely more on hard data ... «TIME, Dec 14»
8
Oxford names 'vape' 2014 Word of the Year
The Oxford Dictionaries named "vape" 2014's Word of the Year. Oxford defines the verb as "to inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette ... «USA TODAY, Nov 14»
9
Microsoft Word mobile app shoots to top of Apple's charts
Word is not alone. Microsoft made Excel and PowerPoint, available as free, individual apps for the iPhone on Thursday -- just as they had been for the iPad. «CNET, Nov 14»
10
Now You Can Use The Word 'Selfie' in Scrabble
Those words, among more than 5,000 others, are included in the Fifth Edition of The Official SCRABBLE Player's Dictionary, put out by American dictionary ... «TIME, Aug 14»

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