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English noun: word

1. word (communication) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

SamplesWords are the blocks from which sentences are made.
He hardly said ten words all morning.

Broader (hypernym)language unit, linguistic unit

Narrower (hyponym)anagram, anaphor, antonym, back-formation, catchword, charade, classifier, closed-class word, cognate, cognate word, coinage, content word, contraction, deictic, deictic word, derivative, descriptor, diminutive, dirty word, dissyllable, disyllable, equivalent word, form, four-letter Anglo-Saxon word, four-letter word, function word, guide word, guideword, hapax legomenon, head, head word, headword, heteronym, holonym, homonym, hybrid, hypernym, hyponym, key word, language, loan, loan-blend, loanblend, loanword, logical quantifier, manner name, meronym, metonym, monosyllabic word, monosyllable, neologism, neology, nomenclature, nonce word, open-class word, opposite, opposite word, oxytone, palindrome, paroxytone, part name, partitive, polysemant, polysemantic word, polysemous word, polysyllabic word, polysyllable, primitive, proparoxytone, quantifier, quantifier, reduplication, retronym, signifier, spoken word, subordinate, subordinate word, substantive, superordinate, superordinate word, syncategorem, syncategoreme, synonym, term, terminology, trisyllable, troponym, vocable, whole name, word form, written word

Part holonymaffix, syllable

2. word (communication) a brief statement

SamplesHe didn't say a word about it.

Broader (hypernym)statement

3. word (communication) information about recent and important events

SamplesThey awaited news of the outcome.

Synonymsintelligence, news, tidings

Broader (hypernym)info, information

Narrower (hyponym)good word, latest, update

4. word (communication) a verbal command for action

SamplesWhen I give the word, charge!.

Broader (hypernym)order

5. word (communication) an exchange of views on some topic

SamplesWe had a good discussion.
We had a word or two about it.

Synonymsdiscussion, give-and-take

Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

Narrower (hyponym)argument, argumentation, conference, debate, deliberation, dialogue, group discussion, negotiation, panel discussion, post-mortem, postmortem, public discussion, talks, ventilation

6. word (communication) a promise

SamplesHe gave his word.

Synonymsparole, word of honor

Broader (hypernym)promise

7. word (quantity) a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory

SamplesLarge computers use words up to 64 bits long.

Broader (hypernym)computer memory unit

Part holonymbyte

Part meronymK, kB, KiB, kibibyte, kilobyte

8. Word (person) the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)

SynonymsLogos, Son

Instance hypernymhypostasis, hypostasis of Christ

Instance hyponymChrist, Deliverer, Good Shepherd, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Messiah, Redeemer, Savior, Saviour, the Nazarene

9. word (communication) a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

SamplesHe forgot the password.

Synonymscountersign, parole, password, watchword

Broader (hypernym)arcanum, positive identification, secret

10. Word (communication) the sacred writings of the Christian religions

SamplesHe went to carry the Word to the heathen.

SynonymsBible, Book, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God

Broader (hypernym)religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing

Narrower (hyponym)family Bible

Instance hyponymAmerican Revised Version, American Standard Version, Authorized Version, Douay Bible, Douay Version, Douay-Rheims Bible, Douay-Rheims Version, King James Bible, King James Version, New English Bible, Revised Standard Version, Revised Version, Rheims-Douay Bible, Rheims-Douay Version, Vulgate

Part holonymNew Testament, Old Testament, Testament, text

Domain category memberscovenant, demythologise, demythologize, eisegesis, exegesis, Gabriel, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood

English verb: word

1. word (communication) put into words or an expression

SamplesHe formulated his concerns to the board of trustees.

Synonymsarticulate, formulate, give voice, phrase

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

Narrower (hyponym)ask, cast, couch, dogmatise, dogmatize, formularise, formularize, frame, lexicalise, lexicalize, put, redact

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