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  • Computer Science A set of bits constituting the smallest unit of addressable memory.
  • Discourse or talk; speech: Actions speak louder than words.
  • Music The text of a vocal composition; lyrics.
  • An assurance or promise; sworn intention: She has kept her word.
  • A command or direction; an order: gave the word to retreat.
  • A verbal signal; a password or watchword.
  • News: Any word on your promotion? See Synonyms at news.
  • Rumor: Word has it they're divorcing.
  • Hostile or angry remarks made back and forth.
  • Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter: "Although economists here will not call it a recession yet, the dreaded 'R' word is beginning to pop up in the media” ( Francine S. Kiefer).
  • See Logos.
  • The Scriptures; the Bible.
  • To express in words: worded the petition carefully.
  • Slang Used to express approval or an affirmative response to something. Sometimes used with up.
  • at a word In immediate response.
  • good word A favorable comment: She put in a good word for me.
  • good word Favorable news.
  • have no words for To be unable to describe or talk about.
  • in a word In short; in summary: In a word, the situation is serious.
  • in so many words In precisely those words; exactly: hinted at impending indictments but did not say it in so many words.
  • in so many words Speaking candidly and straightforwardly: In so many words, the weather has been beastly.
  • of few words Not conversational or loquacious; laconic: a person of few words.
  • of (one's) word Displaying personal dependability: a woman of her word.