See also: -words
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɜːdz/, Template:X-SAMPA
- (US) enPR: wûrdz, IPA(key): /wɝdz/, Template:X-SAMPA
words (plural form of word)
- (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.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):, II.ii
- Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
- Hamlet: Words, words, words.
- Distinct units of language, each with a set meaning, spelling, and pronunciation, which is approved by some authority.
- (computing) Numerical values, each with a bit width native to the machine.
- (units of language): terms
units of language
Third person singular
says or writes using particular words