Wiktionary:Votes/2007-10/Lemma entries/words

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

word (Middle English < Old English word < Proto-Germanic *wurða- < Proto-Indo-European base *werə- (to speak)) + -s

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Noun[edit]

words (plural form of word)

  1. (linguistics) Distinct units of language (sounds in speech or written letters), each with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern.
  2. Distinct units of language, each with a set meaning, spelling, and pronunciation, which is approved by some authority.
  3. (computing) Numerical values, each with a bit width native to the machine.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (units of language): terms

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Verb[edit]

Infinitive
word

Third person singular
[[Template:en-verb/getPres3rdSg]]

Simple past
[[Template:en-verb/getPast]]

Past participle
[[Template:en-verb/getPastP]]

Present participle
wording

word (third-person singular simple present [[Template:en-verb/getPres3rdSg]], present participle wording, simple past [[Template:en-verb/getPast]], past participle [[Template:en-verb/getPastP]])

  1. (transitive) says or writes (something) using particular words.

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Category:Communication Category:Semantics