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-word British & World English

Denoting a slang word, or one that may be offensive or have a negative connotation, specified by the word’s first letter

word British & World English

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

word English Thesaurus

the Italian word for ‘ham’

a word in word British & World English

Even the smallest amount of something spoken or written

the Word in word British & World English

The Bible, or a part of it

the Word British & World English

The Bible, or a part of it

F-word British & World English

Used as a euphemism for the word ‘fuck’ because of the latter’s taboo status

L-word British & World English

Used in place of the word ‘liberal’ in a political context where this word is regarded as having negative connotations

N-word British & World English

Used instead of or in reference to the word “nigger” because of its taboo nature

wh-word British & World English

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

my word British & World English

An exclamation of surprise or emphasis

boo word British & World English

A word or expression denoting something that is regarded with disapproval or dislike

code word British & World English

A word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name for something

last word British & World English

A final or definitive pronouncement on or decision about a subject

non-word British & World English

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 word British & World English

Send a message

word game British & World English

A game involving the making or selection of words

word wrap British & World English

(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

dirty word British & World English

An offensive or indecent word

empty word British & World English

A word that has only a grammatical function, and no meaning in itself (for example, the infinitive marker to in English)

entry word British & World English

A word, phrase, or name that is the subject of and heading for an entry in a dictionary, glossary, or encyclopedia, and is usually set in boldface or another distinctive type; a headword or lemma

ghost word British & World English

A word recorded in a dictionary or other reference work which is not actually used

nonce word British & World English

A word coined for one single occasion only

swear word British & World English

An offensive word, used especially as an expression of anger

at a word British & World English

As soon as requested

word break British & World English

A point at which a word is split between two lines of text by means of a hyphen

word class British & World English

A category of words of similar form or function; a part of speech

word cloud British & World English

An image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance

word length British & World English

The number of bits in a word

word order British & World English

The sequence of words in a sentence, especially as governed by grammatical rules and as affecting meaning

word salad British & World English

A confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases, specifically (in psychiatry) as a form of speech indicative of advanced schizophrenia

word search British & World English

A puzzle consisting of letters arranged in a grid, containing several hidden words written in any direction

word square British & World English

A puzzle requiring the discovery of a set of words of equal length written one under another to read the same down as across, e.g. too old ode

swear word English Thesaurus

in those days men did not use swear words in front of girls

nonce word New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

word coined for one occasion only

word break New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

point at which a word is hyphenated at the end of a line

word for word British & World English

In exactly the same or, when translated, exactly equivalent words

function word British & World English

A word whose purpose is to contribute to the syntax rather than the meaning of a sentence, for example do in we do not live here

nonsense word British & World English

A word having no conventionally accepted meaning

reserved word British & World English

A word in a programming language which has a fixed meaning and cannot be redefined by the programmer

word deafness British & World English

An inability to identify spoken words, resulting from a brain defect such as Wernicke’s aphasia

word-perfect British & World English

(Of an actor or speaker) knowing by heart the words for one’s part or speech

word picture British & World English

A vivid description in writing

word problem British & World English

The problem of determining whether two different products are equal, or two sequences of operations are equivalent


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