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1    brief conversation, chat, chitchat, colloquy, confab     (informal)   confabulation, consultation, discussion, talk, tête-à-tête  
2    brief statement, comment, declaration, expression, remark, utterance  
3    expression, locution, name, term, vocable  
4    account, advice, bulletin, communication, communiqué, dispatch, gen     (Brit. informal)   information, intelligence, intimation, latest     (informal)   message, news, notice, report, tidings  
5    command, go-ahead     (informal)   green light, order, signal  
6    affirmation, assertion, assurance, guarantee, oath, parole, pledge, promise, solemn oath, solemn word, undertaking, vow, word of honour  
7    bidding, command, commandment, decree, edict, mandate, order, ukase     (rare)   will  
8    countersign, password, slogan, watchword  
9    in a word      briefly, concisely, in a nutshell, in short, succinctly, to put it briefly, to sum up  
10    couch, express, phrase, put, say, state, utter  

last word, the  
1    final say, finis, mother (of all), summation, ultimatum  
2    best, cream, crème de la crème, crown, epitome, ne plus ultra, perfection, quintessence, ultimate  
3    dernier cri, fashion, latest, newest, rage, vogue  
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  ( words    plural & 3rd person present)   ( wording    present participle)   ( worded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A word is a single unit of language that can be represented in writing or speech. In English, a word has a space on either side of it when it is written.  
The words stood out clearly on the page..., The word `ginseng' comes from the Chinese word `Shen-seng'., ...swear words...     
2       n-plural   Someone's words are what they say or write.  
oft with poss  
I was devastated when her words came true..., The words of the young woman doctor echoed in his ears...     
3       n-plural   Thewords of a song consist of the text that is sung, in contrast to the music that is played.  
usu the N   (=lyrics)  
Can you hear the words on the album?     
4       n-sing   If you have a word with someone, you have a short conversation with them.  
SPOKEN   a N  
I think it's time you had a word with him..., James, could I have a quiet word?...     
5       n-count   If you offer someone aword of something such as warning, advice, or praise, you warn, advise, or praise them.  
N of n  
A word of warning. Don't stick too precisely to what it says in the book...     
6       n-sing   If you say that someone does not hear, understand, or say a word, you are emphasizing that they hear, understand, or say nothing at all.  
a N, with brd-neg     (emphasis)    I can't understand a word she says..., Not a word was spoken.     
7       n-uncount   If there is word of something, people receive news or information about it.  
also the N  
There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack..., Word has been spreading fast of the incidents on the streets...     
8       n-sing   If you give your word, you make a sincere promise to someone.  
poss N adult who gave his word the boy would be supervised..., He simply cannot be trusted to keep his word.     
9       n-sing   If someone gives the word to do something, they give an order to do it.  
the N  
I want nothing said about this until I give the word.     
10       verb   To word something in a particular way means to choose or use particular words to express it.  
If I had written the letter, I might have worded it differently.      V n adv/prep  
  -worded      comb in adj  
...a strongly-worded statement., ...a carefully-worded speech.     
    code word  
    four-letter word  
    play on words  
    printed word  
    spoken word  
    written word  
12    If you say that people consider something to be a dirty word, you mean that they disapprove of it.  
dirty word      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
So many people think feminism is a dirty word.     
13    If you do something from the word go, you do it from the very beginning of a period of time or situation.  
from the word go      phrase   PHR with cl  
It's essential you make the right decisions from the word go.     
14    You can use in their words or in their own words to indicate that you are reporting what someone said using the exact words that they used.  
in sb's words/in sb's own words      phrase   PHR with cl  
Even the Assistant Secretary of State had to admit that previous policy did not, in his words, produce results.     
15    You use in a word to indicate that you are giving a summary of what you have just been saying, or are giving a reply, in as brief a way as possible.  
in a word      phrase   PHR with cl   (=in short)  
`Shouldn't he be given the leading role?'—`In a word<endash>No.'     
16    If someone has the last word or the final word in a discussion, argument, or disagreement, they are the one who wins it or who makes the final decision.  
the last word/the final word      phrase  
She does like to have the last word in any discussion..., The final word will still come from the Secretary of State.     
17    If you say that something is the last word in luxury, comfort, or some other quality, you are emphasizing that it has a great deal of this quality.  
the last word in sth      phrase   PHR n, usu v-link PHR     (emphasis)    The spa is the last word in luxury and efficiency.     
18    If you say that someone has said something, but not in so many words, you mean that they said it or expressed it, but in a very indirect way.  
in so many words      phrase   usu with brd-neg, usu PHR after v, PHR with cl  
`And has she agreed to go with you?'—`Not in so many words. But I read her thoughts'.     
19    If news or information passes by word of mouth, people tell it to each other rather than it being printed in written form.  
word of mouth      phrase   oft by/through PHR  
The story has been passed down by word of mouth.     
20    You say in other words in order to introduce a different, and usually simpler, explanation or interpretation of something that has just been said.  
in other words      phrase   PHR with cl  
The mobile library services have been reorganised<endash>in other words, they visit fewer places.     
21    If you say something in your own words, you express it in your own way, without copying or repeating someone else's description.  
in one's own words      phrase   PHR after v, PHR with cl  
Now tell us in your own words about the events of Saturday.     
22    If you say to someone `take my word for it', you mean that they should believe you because you are telling the truth.  
take my word for it      phrase   V inflects  
You'll buy nothing but trouble if you buy that house, take my word for it.     
23    If you repeat something word for word, you repeat it exactly as it was originally said or written.  
word for word      phrase   PHR after v   (=verbatim)  
I don't try to memorize speeches word for word.     
    not get a word in edgeways  
    not mince your words  
    the operative word  
    war of words  

code word        ( code words    plural  ) , codeword, code-word   A code word is a word or phrase that has a special meaning, different from its normal meaning, for the people who have agreed to use it in this way.      n-count  
...magnum, the code word for launching a radar attack.     
four-letter word        ( four-letter words    plural  ) A four-letter word is a short word that people consider to be rude or offensive, usually because it refers to sex or other bodily functions.      n-count   (=swear word)  
linking word        ( linking words    plural  )
in BRIT, also use link word      A linking word is a word which shows a connection between clauses or sentences. `However' and `so' are linking words.      n-count  
printed word     
The printed word is the same as the written word.      n-sing   the N  
spoken word     
Thespoken word is used to refer to language expressed in speech, for example in contrast to written texts or music.      n-sing   usu the N  
There is a potential educational benefit in allowing pictures to tell the story, rather than the spoken word.     
swear word        ( swear words    plural  ) , swearword   A swear word is a word which is considered to be rude or offensive. Swear words are usually used when people are angry.      n-count  
-word     ( -words    plural  ) You can use -word after a letter of the alphabet to refer politely or humorously to a word beginning with that letter which people find offensive or are embarrassed to use.      comb in n-count  
It was the first show to use the F-word and show nudity on stage..., Politicians began to use the dreaded R-word: recession.     
word class        ( word classes    plural  ) A word class is a group of words that have the same basic behaviour, for example nouns, adjectives, or verbs.      n-count  
word processing      , word-processing  
Word processing is the work or skill of producing printed documents using a computer.     (COMPUTING)      n-uncount   oft N n  
word processor        ( word processors    plural  ) A word processor is a computer program or a computer which is used to produce printed documents.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
word wrapping     
In computing, word wrapping is a process by which a word which comes at the end of a line is automatically moved onto a new line in order to keep the text within the margins.     (COMPUTING)      n-uncount  
written word     
You use the written word to refer to language expressed in writing, especially when contrasted with speech or with other forms of expression such as painting or film.      n-sing   usu the N  
Even in the 18th century scholars continued to give primacy to the written word.     

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words, last word, the, wordy, words

portmanteau word n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.

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to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
euphemism referring to the word "fuck"
euphemism referring to the taboo word "nigger"
euphemism used to refer to the taboo word "cunt"
colloquial word for a dollar
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
a colloquial word meaning a bribe: policemen accepting bungs from journalists
positive outburst of emotion; the final word in a string of lyrics by Michael Jackson.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
Used as an euphemism for replacing the word ‘fuck', with reference to the latter's taboo status and potential to shock or offend
[informal] Ex: Known for her banters and taste for swearing, the down-to-earth and much loved popstar was nonetheless warned to avoid dropping the F-bomb during the broadcast live ceremony
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
word created with "crap" and "caption" to mean a bad quality caption
a humorous and old-fashioned word that means a chamber pot
Comes from the fact that the chamber pot 'gazunder' (= goes under) the bed
misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing (of the lyrics of a song for example)
Comes from "and Lady Mondegreen", a misinterpretation of the line "and laid him on the green" from the Scottish ballad "The Bonnie Earl O' Moray".
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
word used to describe the sound made by the wheels of a train
by extension, it can be applied to other rhythmic similar sounds (for example, the sound of a clock or of a typing machine)
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