(noun, verb, interjection)


1. (slang) Truth, indeed, that is the truth! The shortened form of the statement "My word is my bond."

2. (slang, emphatic, stereotypically) An abbreviated form of word up; a statement of the acknowledgment of fact with a hint of nonchalant approval.


1. 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

Definition categories: communication

2. a brief statement

- he didn't say a word about it

Definition categories: communication, statement

3. information about recent and important events

Similar word(s): intelligence, news, tidings

Definition categories: communication, info, information

4. a verbal command for action

- when I give the word, charge!

Definition categories: communication, order

5. an exchange of views on some topic

- we had a word or two about it

Similar word(s): discussion

Definition categories: communication, language, speech

6. a promise

- he gave his word

Similar word(s): parole

Definition categories: communication, promise

7. a string of bits stored in computer memory

- large computers use words up to 64 bits long

Definition categories: quantity

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

Similar word(s): logos, son

Definition categories: person

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

- he forgot the password

Similar word(s): countersign, parole, password, watchword

Definition categories: communication, arcanum, secret

10. the sacred writings of the Christian religions

- he went to carry the Word to the heathen

Similar word(s): bible, book, scripture

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with word as a noun:

- mum's the word

- Have you had any word from John yet?

- He sent word that we should strike camp before winter.

- Don't fire till I give the word

- Their mother's word was law.

- I give you my word that I will be there on time.

- Can I have a word with you?

- There had been words between him and the secretary about the outcome of the meeting.

- Her parents had lived in Botswana, spreading the word among the tribespeople.


1. put into words or an expression

Similar word(s): articulate, formulate, phrase

Definition categories: communication, evince, express, show

Sentences with word as a verb:

- I’m not sure how to word this letter to the council.