word-n; 12 Senses

Sense Number 1: a meaningful unit of natural language

Commentary: WORD[+entity][+structure][+linguistic][+independent][+written/+spoken] [+relation][+role][+unit][+linguistic][+meaning]

What's the longest word in the English language?
Another word for 'tired' is 'fatigued'.
Many modern English words are borrowings from French.
Don't even mention the M word.
The third word on line six is misspelled.
Mary thinks John uses too many dirty words.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a statement, an idea expressed in language

Commentary: WORD[+activity][+communication][+statement][+spoken/+written]
NOTE: implies the statement of -one- person, different from sense 6

She remembered her grandfather's words of wisdom.
And now a word from our sponsors.
Bob put in a good word for me at the meeting.
She tried to put her feelings into words.
He didn't utter a word at the meeting. (figurative extension of sense 1)
Don't believe a word of it. (figurative extension of sense 1)
He was not a man of many words.
They have adhered to their policy, in both word and deed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a noteworthy message, communique, news

Commentary: WORD[+entity][+content][+information][+noteworthy]
NOTE: focus is on the content of the message, rather than whose statement it is (see sense 2)
NOTE: usually specifies the topic or subject matter of the 'word'

There is still no word on the condition of the survivors of the tsunami.
Is there any word yet on which papers were accepted to the conference?
The president wants to get the word out about his new education agenda.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a promise, the speech act of promising

Commentary: WORD[+action][+speech_act][+promise]

Everything will be taken care of, you have our word on it.
The governor kept his word about no new taxes.
The police say it's just his word against hers.
He is not a man of his word.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 5: an access code, a password

Commentary: WORD[+entity][+symbol][+character][+string] [+relation][+role][+key][+admittance]

Our login security requires you to enter a word of at least eight characters.
You have to tell the sentry the word before he'll let you pass through the gate.


Sense Number 6: a discussion, sometimes discordant

Commentary: WORD[+activity][+communication][+discussion]
NOTE: implies verbal participation of more than one person, a conversation. (contrast with sense 2)

Her father would have a few words with her about that.
May I have a word with you in private?
Words were exchanged between the men before it broke into a fight.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: a command, speech act of commanding

Commentary: WORD[+action][+speech_act][+command]

It is not clear who gave the word to start firing tear gas into the rioting crowd.
Don't start running until the coach gives the word.
Just say the word and we'll send you a free sample of our new skin care product.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 8: a basic unit of digital data

Commentary: WORD[+entity][+structure][+computer][+data] [+quantity][+unit][+data][+digital][+16_bit/+32_bit]

The bus on this computer system can handle 2 32-bit words at a time.
You cannot express all that information in a single 16-bit word.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 9: script, as a play or song lyrics

Commentary: WORD[+entity][+artifact][+document][+script][+play/+lyrics]
NOTE: usually implies a printed form of the script.

The words and music to that song are written by different people.
The vocalist forgot the words to the second verse of the song.
The actress learned the words for her part in one evening.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1g

Sense Number 10: indeed, assuredly

Commentary: Idiom: upon_my_word

Upon my word, I've never heard of such a thing!

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: upon_my_word

Sense Number 11: in short

Commentary: Idiom: in_a_word

In a word, he's not a good driver.
In a word, the job's yours if you want it.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: in_a_word

Sense Number 12: in exactly those terms

Commentary: Idiom: in_so_many_words

They implied the action was criminal but didn't say so in so many words.
He spelled out the house rules in so many words to us.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: in_so_many_words