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Noun
  1. A sound or combination of sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning

      1. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
      2. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
      3. The end of a normal gestation period:
      1. A particular word, phrase, or expression, especially one that is used by a particular person or group.
      2. Style of speaking; phraseology:
      1. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
      2. Something that expresses or communicates:
      3. A symbol or combination of symbols that represents a quantity or a relationship between quantities.
    See also:

    words

  2. Something said

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    words

  3. Something communicated, as information

      1. A usually short communication transmitted by words, signals, or other means from one person, station, or group to another:
      2. The substance of such a communication; the point or points conveyed:
      3. A statement made or read before a gathering:
      1. The act of communicating; transmission.
      2. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.
      3. Interpersonal rapport.
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    words

  4. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing

      1. pledged word; solemn promise; oath
      1. A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      2. A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
      3. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      1. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or behave in a certain manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
      2. To promise solemnly; pledge.
      3. To make a pledge or threat to undertake:
      1. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
      2. Something promised.
      3. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. A solemn binding promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something:
      2. Something given or held as security to guarantee payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation.
      3. The condition of something thus given or held:
      1. A promise to be answerable for the debt or obligation of another in the event of nonpayment or nonperformance.
      2. Something given as security for the execution, completion, or existence of something else.
      3. The act of providing such security.
      1. Something that assures a particular outcome or condition:
      2. A promise or assurance, especially one given in writing, that attests to the quality or durability of a product or service.
      3. A pledge that something will be performed in a specified manner.
      1. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
      2. The condition of being in gear:
      3. A mutual promise to get married.
      1. A binding agreement; a compact.
      2. A condition in a contract such as a deed or lease, nonperformance or violation of which gives rise to a cause of action for breach.
      3. A contract.
      1. A statement or indication that inspires confidence; a guarantee or pledge:
      2. Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
      3. Self-confidence:
    See also:

    obligation

  5. An authoritative indication to be obeyed

      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. An authoritative command or instruction.
      2. A command or authorization given by a political electorate to the winner of an election.
      3. A commission from the League of Nations authorizing a member nation to administer a territory.
      1. The act, practice, or profession of instructing:
      2. Imparted knowledge:
      3. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge:
      1. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
      2. A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
      1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
      2. Serving to direct, indicate, or guide.
      1. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
      2. The art or action of directing a musical or theatrical production.
      3. An authoritative order or command:
      1. To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another:
      2. To prescribe with authority; impose:
      3. To control or command:
      1. A command; an edict.
      2. One of the Ten Commandments.
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on:
      2. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
      3. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
      1. A demand that something be done; a command.
      2. A request to appear; a summons.
      3. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
      1. An authoritative command.
      2. An urgent request:
  6. New information, especially about recent events and happenings

      1. A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle:
      2. A thick-handled cuplike utensil for dispensing balls of ice cream or other semisoft food, often having a sweeping band in the cup that is levered by the thumb to free the contents.
      3. A ladle; a dipper.
      1. (usually in the plural) news; new information
      1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
      2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
      3. New information of any kind:
      1. The ability to acquire, understand, and use knowledge:
      2. Information, especially secret information gathered about an actual or potential enemy or adversary.
      3. The gathering of such information:
      1. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
      2. Information communicated; news:
  7. Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others

      1. A cask on a ship used to hold the day's supply of drinking water.
      2. A drinking fountain on a ship.
      3. Gossip; rumor.
      1. Petty gossip; trivial talk.
      2. To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.
      1. To reveal the plans or activities of another, especially ones that are secret or improper:
      2. To chatter; prate.
      3. To reveal (something about someone) to another, as through gossiping.
      1. Spreading gossip or rumor.
      1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
      2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
      3. To spread or tell by rumor.
      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      3. Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
      1. Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
      2. Evidence that is not within the personal knowledge of a witness, such as testimony regarding statements made by someone other than the witness, and that therefore may be inadmissible to establish the truth of a particular contention because the accuracy of the evidence cannot be verified through cross-examination.
      1. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy.
      2. Idle talk; gossip.
      3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
      2. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
      3. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
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    words

  8. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed.

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    conflict

Verb
  1. To convey in language or words of a particular form

      1. To place in a specified location; set:
      2. To cause to be in a specified condition:
      3. To cause (one) to undergo something; subject:
      1. A sequence of words that have meaning, especially when forming part of a sentence.
      2. A characteristic way or mode of expression:
      3. A brief, apt, and cogent expression:
      1. To state as or reduce to a formula.
      2. To express in systematic terms or concepts.
      3. To devise or invent:
      1. To set forth in words; state:
      2. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
      3. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
      1. A sofa.
      2. A sofa on which a patient lies while undergoing psychoanalysis or psychiatric treatment.
      3. The frame or floor on which grain, usually barley, is spread in malting.
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    words

Another word for word

Noun
  1. A unit of expression

  2. Promise

      1. pledged word; solemn promise; oath
      1. A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
      2. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
      3. Something declared or promised.
      1. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
      2. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
      3. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
      1. A solemn binding promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something:
      2. Something given or held as security to guarantee payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation.
      3. The condition of something thus given or held:
  3. Tidings

      1. A narrative or record of events.
      2. A reason given for a particular action or event:
      3. A report relating to one's conduct:
      1. The act of making known publicly.
      2. Something announced.
      3. A broadcast message, especially a program note or commercial.
      1. The ability to acquire, understand, and use knowledge:
      2. Information, especially secret information gathered about an actual or potential enemy or adversary.
      3. The gathering of such information:
      1. A usually short communication transmitted by words, signals, or other means from one person, station, or group to another:
      2. The substance of such a communication; the point or points conveyed:
      3. A statement made or read before a gathering:
      1. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
      2. Information communicated; news:
      1. Knowledge or facts learned, especially about a certain subject or event.
      2. The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge:
      3. Processed, stored, or transmitted data.
      1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
      2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
      3. New information of any kind:
      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      3. Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
  4. A brief discourse

      1. The act of stating or declaring:
      2. Something stated; a declaration:
      3. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
      1. The act or process of introducing or the state of being introduced.
      2. A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
      3. Something recently introduced; an innovation:
      1. To exchange thoughts or opinions in spoken or sign language; converse:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
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    speech