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Definizione monolingua e traduzione word

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word (third-person singular simple present words, present participle wording, simple past and past participle worded)

  1. (transitive) To say or write (something) using particular words.
    I’m not sure how to word this letter to the council.

word (plural words)

  1. The fact or action of speaking, as opposed to writing or to action. [from 9th c.]
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility:
      she believed them still so very much attached to each other, that they could not be too sedulously divided in word and deed on every occasion.
    • 2004, Richard Williams, The Guardian, 8 Sep 2004:
      As they fell apart against Austria, England badly needed someone capable of leading by word and example.
  2. (now rare, except in phrases) Something which has been said; a comment, utterance; speech. [from 10th c.]
    • 1611, Bible, Authorized Version, Matthew XXVI.75:
      And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
    • 1945, Sebastian Haffner, The Observer, 1 Apr 1945:
      ""The Kaiser laid down his arms at a quarter to twelve. In me, however, they have an opponent who ceases fighting only at five minutes past twelve,"" said Hitler some time ago. He has never spoken a truer word.
  3. A distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern. [from 10th c.]
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, II.ii
      Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
      Hamlet: Words, words, words.
  4. A distinct unit of language which is approved by some authority.
    • 1896, Israel Zangwill, Without Prejudice, p21
      “Ain’t! How often am I to tell you ain’t ain’t a word?”
    • 1999, Linda Greenlaw, The Hungry Ocean, Hyperion, p11
      Fisherwoman isn’t even a word. It’s not in the dictionary.
  5. News; tidings. [from 10th c.]
    Have you had any word from John yet?
  6. An order; a request or instruction. [from 10th c.]
    He sent word that we should strike camp before winter.
  7. A promise; an oath or guarantee. [from 10th c.]
    I give you my word that I will be there on time.
  8. (theology, sometimes Word) Christ. [from 8th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John I:
      And that worde was made flesshe, and dwelt amonge vs, and we sawe the glory off yt, as the glory off the only begotten sonne off the father, which worde was full of grace, and verite.
  9. (theology, sometimes Word) Communication from god; the message of the Christian gospel; the Bible. [from 10th c.]
    Her parents had lived in Botswana, spreading the word among the tribespeople.
  10. A brief discussion or conversation. [from 15th c.]
    Can I have a word with you?
  11. (in the plural) Angry debate or conversation; argument. [from 15th c.]
    There had been words between him and the secretary about the outcome of the meeting.
  12. Any sequence of letters or characters considered as a discrete entity. [from 19th c.]
  13. (telegraphy) A unit of text equivalent to five characters and one space. [from 19th c.]
  14. (computing) A fixed-size group of bits handled as a unit by a machine. On many 16-bit machines a word is 16 bits or two bytes. [from 20th c.]
  15. (computer science) A finite string which is not a command or operator.
  16. (group theory) A group element, expressed as a product of group elements.
  17. Different symbols, written or spoken, arranged together in a unique sequence that approximates a thought in a persons mind.
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