word for word


adverb

in exactly the same words; verbatim.
one word at a time, without regard for the sense of the whole: She translated the book word for word.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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decorum

Origin of word for word

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

OTHER WORDS FROM word for word

word-for-word, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with word for word

word for word

Exactly as written or spoken, as in That was the forecast, word for word. Chaucer used this idiom in the late 1300s.

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