word

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word is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
word

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word

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words

  1. The pieces which make up a language. In Latin based languages, such as English, French, and Spanish, it is a bunch of letters separated by spaces.
    Do you even understand the words I am saying?!
    Class, if you are stuck on any word, be sure to check the dictionary.
  2. A short conversation
    Can I have a word with you, John?
    Mr. Gambini, a word with you, please?
  3. A promise
    She gave him her word that she would pay him the money on Tuesday.
    You have my word for it that the work will be finished before the weekend.
  4. A piece of news
    Send word to John that Mary is here.
    The word is that Mary stole some money from John.
  5. When Christians speak about the Bible, they sometimes call it the Word.