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Its usage among young blacks has been parodied ad nauseam among clueless suburban whites.If you put a wildcard pattern before the colon, your results will be filtered by that pattern.Man of jutland escorts his word /woman of her word, a person who can be trusted to keep a promise; a reliable person.Still other people have moved away from the word diet altogether.Your description can be anything at all: a single word, a few words, or even a whole sentence.The Century Dictionary will please not copy this definition.A string of bits, characters, or bytes treated as a single entity by a computer, particularly for numeric purposes.A word to the wise is from Latin phrase verbum sapienti satis est "a word to the wise is enough." Word of mouth is recorded from 1550s.Watch carefully and erase, while the power is still yours, I say to myself, for all that is put down, once it escapes, may rot its way into a thousand minds, the corn become a black smut, and all libraries, of necessity, be burned.The accuracy of sound or picture reproduction.Have a word, to talk briefly: Tell your aunt that I would like to have a word with her.
Words are composed of one or more morphemes and are either the smallest units susceptible of independent use or consist of two or three such units combined under certain linking conditions, as with the loss of primary accent that distinguishes blackbird from black bird.
A verbal signal, as a password, watchword, or countersign.
Show More, origin of definition 13501400; Middle English diffinicioun Old French diffinition Latin dfntin- (stem of dfnti equivalent to dfnt(us) (see definite ) -in- -ion, related formsdefinitional, adjectivedefinitionally, adverbpredefinition, nounredefinition, nounself-definition, nounsubdefinition, noun m Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc.
In the plural, the meaning "verbal altercation" (as in to have words with someone) dates from mid-15c.M Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc.word " has no single meaning, but is used to convey a casual sense of affirmation, acknowledgement, agreement, or to indicate that something has impressed you favorably.The condition of being definite, distinct, or clearly outlined: His biceps have great muscle definition.Show More See also art1(def 9).You must listen to the definition of a catachresis A catachresis is the boldest of any trope.Put in a good word for, to speak favorably of; commend: He put in a good word for her with the so put in a word for.I have no evidence, except your word, that any such letter has been received.An authoritative utterance, or command: His word was law.Old English word "speech, talk, utterance, word from Proto-Germanic *wurdan (cf.
Be as good as one's word, to hold to one's promises.
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Contentious or angry speech; a quarrel: We had words and she walked out.