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Dictionary definition for: Word

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

3. (n) a brief statement; "he didn''t say a word about it"

4. (n) new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome"

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

6. (n) a promise; "he gave his word"

7. (n) a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"

8. (n) an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion" "we had a word or two about it"

9. (n) the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

10. (n) a verbal command for action; "when I give the word, charge!"

11. (n) a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"

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