Denoting a slang word, or one that may be offensive or have a negative connotation, specified by the word’s first letter
A single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed
the Italian word for ‘ham’
Even the smallest amount of something spoken or written
The Bible, or a part of it
The Bible, or a part of it
The word ‘cunt’, usually euphemism with reference to its taboo status. Chiefly with the.
Used instead of or in reference to the word “nigger” because of its taboo nature
Used as a euphemism for the word ‘fuck’ because of the latter’s taboo status
Used in place of the word ‘liberal’ in a political context where this word is regarded as having negative connotations
Any of a class of English words used to introduce questions and relative clauses. The main wh-words are why, who, which, what, where, when, and how
An exclamation of surprise or emphasis
A word that serves as a base form.
Words which are pleasant, friendly, or kind.
A harsh or unkind word or (in early use) utterance; an insult; a reprimand. In later use only in plural: words indicative or expressive of hostility or dispute.
A final or definitive pronouncement on or decision about a subject
= mass noun.
Originally (Linguistics): a word which describes, classifies, or refers to another word. Also (in extended use) (Computing): a word which has significance within a given context beyond its usual meaning, e.g. one which is part of a programming or query language.
A word whose use is expressive of mockery or ridicule on the part of the user; a term of derision. In early use: a meaningless or pretentious word.
A word expressing familiarity or fondness; = pet name.
A word with positive or desirable connotations.
The word one when used as a substitute for a noun.
A word that is, or is used as, a sign.
A word which expresses or specifies time.
The simple form from which the derivatives and inflected forms of a word arise; the uninflected or unaffixed form of a word.
A (particular) form of a word; especially each of the possible forms taken by a given lexeme, typically distinguished by their grammatical inflections.
A (real or invented) word used as a trade mark; a trade mark in the form of a word (as opposed to a design, a colour, etc.). Also: a word used in a distinctive style or font as the symbol of a company, institution, etc.
A garrulous or talkative person; (humorously) the supposed mechanism by means of which such a person produces his or her words.
Something used to represent a word; especially a graphic character representing a complete word.
The time between the reading of the first bits of successive words.
Printing. = logotype.
A word or expression denoting something that is regarded with disapproval or dislike
A word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name for something
A swear word
A group of letters or speech sounds that looks or sounds like a word but that is not accepted as such by native speakers
Send a message
A game involving the making or selection of words
(In word processing) a feature that automatically moves a word that is too long to fit on a line to the beginning of the next line
A word, especially a verb or verbal noun, used to express action.
A word that indicates agency or active force; especially a word that denotes the doer of an action.
A word or phrase cried out to raise an alarm or call troops to arms (now chiefly historical).
= class name.
A word denoting a colour.
(In plural) words of encouragement before a battle (obsolete).
A number of words constituting a semantic unit within a sentence; specifically a phrase which functions grammatically as a single word.
A pleasant or soothing word or remark; usually in plural.
A word supposed to produce effects by magic; (in plural) the words comprising an incantation or spell.
The secret password of Freemasons; the rituals of Freemasonry collectively.