Synonyms of word in English:

word


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noun

1‘the Italian word for ‘ham’’

SYNONYMS

term, name, expression, designation, locution

turn of phrase, idiom

formal appellation

rare vocable

2usually words‘his grandfather's words had been meant kindly’

SYNONYMS

remark, comment, statement, utterance, observation, pronouncement, declaration

3words‘I've only got three weeks to learn the words’

SYNONYMS

script, text

lyrics, libretto

4‘everything will be taken care of—I give you my word’

SYNONYMS

promise, word of honour, assurance, guarantee, undertaking

pledge, vow, oath, bond

archaic troth, parole

5‘I want a word with you in private’

SYNONYMS

talk, conversation, chat, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, one-on-one, one-to-one, head-to-head

discussion, consultation, exchange of views, colloquy

informal confab, powwow

formal confabulation

6‘apparently there's no word from the hospital yet’

SYNONYMS

news, information, communication, intelligence, notice

message, report, communiqué, dispatch, bulletin, account

data, facts

informal info, the gen, the low-down

North American informal the dope, the poop

literary tidings

archaic advices

7‘word has it he's turned over a new leaf’

SYNONYMS

rumour, hearsay, talk, gossip

informal the grapevine, the word on the street

North American informal the scuttlebutt

8‘I'm waiting for the word from the Department of Justice’

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instruction, order, command

signal, prompt, cue, tip-off

informal go-ahead, thumbs up, green light

North American informal high sign

9‘he was a strict disciplinarian whose word was law’

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command, order, decree, edict, mandate

bidding, will

10‘our word now must be success’

SYNONYMS

motto, slogan, watchword, password, catchword

buzz word


verb

1‘the question had been carefully worded’

SYNONYMS

phrase, express, put, couch, frame, set forth, formulate, style

say, utter, state


Phrases

    have words

      ‘it's obvious the two of you have had words’

      SYNONYMS

      quarrel, argue, disagree, row, squabble, bicker, fight, wrangle, dispute, feud, have a row, cross swords, lock horns, clash, be at each other's throats

      informal

      fall out, have a tiff, have a spat

      British informal

      have a barney

      archaic

      altercate

    in a word

      ‘the answer, in a word, is yes’

      SYNONYMS

      to put it briefly, to be brief, briefly, in short, in a nutshell, succinctly, concisely, to come to the point, to cut a long story short, not to mince words, not to beat about the bush, not to put too fine a point on it

      to sum up, to summarize, in sum, in summary

    word for word

      1‘reporters took down the speeches word for word’

      SYNONYMS

      verbatim, line for line, letter for letter, to the letter

      exactly, precisely, faithfully

      rare

      literatim

      2‘a word-for-word translation’

      SYNONYMS

      verbatim, literal, exact, direct, precise, accurate, faithful, strict, undeviating

      unadulterated, unabridged, unvarnished, unembellished

      ANTONYMS

      loose