[wɜːd] or [wɝd]
(noun.) a unit of language that native speakers can identify; 'words are the blocks from which sentences are made'; 'he hardly said ten words all morning'.
(noun.) a brief statement; 'he didn't say a word about it'.
(noun.) a verbal command for action; 'when I give the word, charge!'.
(noun.) a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; 'large computers use words up to 64 bits long'.
(n.) The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.
(n.) Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
(n.) Talk; discourse; speech; language.
(n.) Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.
(n.) Signal; order; command; direction.
(n.) Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
(n.) Verbal contention; dispute.
(n.) A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
(v. i.) To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
(v. t.) To express in words; to phrase.
(v. t.) To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
(v. t.) To flatter with words; to cajole.
n. . Vocable, TERM, expression.. Report, tidings, account, advice, intelligence, information.. Statement, affirmation, declaration, assertion, averment.. Promise, pledge, assurance, engagement.. Order, command, signal.. Scripture, Word of God.. [With The prefixed] Christ.
SYN:Term, expression, message, account, tidings, order, vocable, signal,engagement, promise
n. an oral or written sign expressing an idea or notion: talk discourse: signal or sign: message: promise: declaration: a pass-word a watch-word a war-cry: the Holy Scripture or a part of it: (pl.) verbal contention.—v.t. to express in words: (Shak.) to flatter.—v.i. to speak talk.—ns. Word′-blind′ness loss of ability to read; Word′-book a book with a collection of words: a vocabulary.—adj. Word′-bound unable to find expression in words.—n. Word′-build′ing the formation or composition of words.—adj. Wor′ded expressed in words.—adv. Wor′dily.—ns. Wor′diness; Wor′ding act manner or style of expressing in words.—adj. Wor′dish (obs.) verbose.—n. Wor′dishness.—adj. Word′less (Shak.) without words silent.—ns. Word′-mem′ory the power of recalling words to the mind; Word′-paint′er one who describes vividly; Word′-paint′ing the act of describing anything clearly and fully by words only; Word′-pic′ture a description in words which presents an object to the mind as if in a picture.—adj. Wor′dy full of words: using or containing many words.—Word for word literally verbatim.—Break one's word to fail to fulfil a promise; By word of mouth orally; Good word favourable mention praise; Hard words angry hot words; Have a word with to have some conversation with; Have words with to quarrel dispute with; In a word In one word in short to sum up; In word in speech only in profession only; Pass one's word to make a promise; The Word the Scripture: (theol.) the second person in the Trinity the Logos.
Something you must keep after giving it to another.
- Why, the man was weary of you, and would have jilted you, but that Dobbin forced him to keep his word. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- They took her at her word. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Not a word had been spoken during the present session on any of these topics. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- As our visitor concluded, Holmes sprang up without a word, handed me my hat, picked his own from the table, and followed Dr. Trevelyan to the door. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Not in your sense of the word, but in mine you are scheming to destroy me. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- But you'll say a word to her for me, and ask her to be as forgiving as you two are? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Mrs. Reed soon rallied her spirits: she shook me most soundly, she boxed both my ears, and then left me without a word. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Miss Mills had a wonderful flow of words, and liked to pour them out. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- There were only these few words in her neatly flowing hand:-- I have told Mrs. Casaubon. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- My next words, as true as the good God is above us, will put my life into your hands. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- No, it is not selfishness or conceit, said he, answering, as was his wont, my thoughts rather than my words. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- His mother left the room; then, moved by insupportable regret, I just murmured the words Dr. Bretton. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The stranger insisted on making Mr. Godfrey precede him; Mr. Godfrey said a few civil words; they bowed, and parted in the street. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Opening the door, he spoke a few words quickly but quietly to two females who ran to meet him in the passage. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- He made me a prettily-turnedneatly-worded apology, about the ghost-visits, &c. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Word it as, in former days, you would have worded an ordinary summons to the schoolroom. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Mrs. Yorke was not irritated at the reproof, worded with a severity so simple, dictated by a pride so quiet. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- The wording of Rousseau will repay careful study. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- There is much in the wording of this passage which is irrelevant to our point and which must be discounted to make it clear. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- We judged, by the unlimited wording of the gracious intimation, that you would be giving yourself too much trouble. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I had imagined you were consulting me only as to the wording of it. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I entreat the attention of the jury to the wording of this document--“Apartments furnished for a single gentleman”! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The wording of the desired rubber stamp having been correctly set up in ordinary type, the same is locked up and placed upon a level support. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.