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[ wurd ]
/ wɜrd /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to express in words; select words to express; phrase: to word a contract with great care.

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

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Origin of word

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch woord, German Wort, Old Norse orth, orð, Gothic waurd, waúrd, all from Germanic wurdam (unattested); akin to Latin verbum “word,” Greek rhḗtōr (dialect wrḗtōr ) “public speaker, orator, rhetorician,” Old Prussian wirds “word,” Lithuanian var̃das “name”

OTHER WORDS FROM word

in·ter·word, adjectiveoutword, verb (used with object)well-worded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for word (1 of 3)

word
/ (wɜːd) /

noun

verb

(tr) to state in words, usually specially selected ones; phrase
(tr often foll by up) Australian informal to inform or advise (a person)
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Word Origin for word

Old English word; related to Old High German wort, Old Norse orth, Gothic waurd, Latin verbum, Sanskrit vratá command

British Dictionary definitions for word (2 of 3)

Word
/ (wɜːd) /

noun the Word

Christianity the 2nd person of the Trinity
Scripture, the Bible, or the Gospels as embodying or representing divine revelationOften called: the Word of God

Word Origin for Word

translation of Greek logos, as in John 1:1

British Dictionary definitions for word (3 of 3)

-word

n combining form

(preceded by the and an initial letter) a euphemistic way of referring to a word by its first letter because it is considered to be in some way unmentionable by the userthe C-word, meaning cancer
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