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sayings, utterances; text, libretto; speech; talk (as opposed to action); dispute, argument
phrase, draft; style, formulate; express in words; choose words
unit of language with meaning; speech, talk; short conversation; utterance; order, command; news, notice; commitment, promise; password, watchword
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Words Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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words
n
1. the words that are spoken; "i listened to his words very closely"
2. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language" [syn: lyric, language]


3. language that is spoken or written; "he has a gift for words"; "she put her thoughts into words"
4. an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words" [syn: quarrel, wrangle, row, run-in, dustup]


5. words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his lines" [syn: actor's line , speech]




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 lips words 
 to have the words for 
 to eat one`s words 
 in other words 
 words per minute 
 to make words 
 string of words 
 precatory words 
 idle words 
 empty words 
 choice of words 
 a play upon words 
 have words 
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
A picture tells a story as well as a large amount of descriptive text.
Origin
The original quotation is 'One picture is worth ten thousand words', Frederick R. Barnard in Printer's Ink, 8 Dec 1921 retelling a Chinese proverb.
Meaning
To argue fervently.
Origin
The Irish game bandy is a ferocious ball game in which the ball is played to and fro with sticks. Earlier, in John Webster's The White Devil, 1612, the term was applied to tennis, or at that date more probably real tennis. 'He had been bandying at tennis'.
Origin
Stewart Chaplin's story 'Stained glass political platform', 1900, contains 'Why, weasel words are words that suck the life out of the words next to them, just as a weasel sucks the egg and leaves the shell.' Theodore Roosevelt made use of the term in 1916 when criticizing President Wilson.
Origin
This isn't a phrase but it is included here as many people search this site looking for the mythical 'third word ending in GRY'. If you are one such, read the explanation below and relax - you can stop searching. The story goes like this:
A riddle of this form is circulating widely on the Internet:
"There are three words in English that end in GRY, hungry and angry are two, what is the third?"
Much effort has gone into finding the word and various pseudo-medical or otherwise obscure words that purport to fit the bill have been put forward. The confusion comes from the fact that the version of the riddle in circulation isn't the original and misses a vital part of the wording. In its original form the riddle went like this:
"Think of words that end in GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is."
You will have realised by now that it's all a linguistic trick and the the third word in 'the English language' is of course 'language'.
So, now you can give up the search and move on to more useful pastimes.
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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ad = a. a going on, over, or to.
It is a general prefix to words answering to RE
Add = n. impulse.
A prefix to enhance the sense of words
Adeirio = v. repeating of words
Adymweled = v. see ad. and ymweled, and the same with all words, prefixed with ad. not mentioned here
Af = n. progress, a going on; a prefix to words, answering to UN
Ailadeiladu, see Ail and Adeiladu, and other words prefixed with Ail
Geirddoeth = a. of discreet words
Geiriog = a. abounding in words
Geirwir = a. of true words
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the words that are spoken; "I listened to his words very closely"
(hypernym) speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication
2. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
(synonym) lyric, language
(hypernym) text, textual matter
(hyponym) love lyric
(part-holonym) song
3. language that is spoken or written; "he has a gift for words"; "she put her thoughts into words"
(hypernym) language, linguistic communication
4. an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
(synonym) quarrel, wrangle, row, run-in, dustup
(hypernym) dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict
(hyponym) affray, altercation, fracas
5. words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
(synonym) actor's line, speech
(hypernym) line
(hyponym) aside
(part-holonym) dialogue, dialog

Noun
1. a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
(hypernym) language unit, linguistic unit
(hyponym) anagram
(part-meronym) syllable
(derivation) give voice, formulate, phrase, articulate
2. a brief statement; "he didn't say a word about it"
(hypernym) statement
(derivation) give voice, formulate, phrase, articulate
3. new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
(synonym) news, intelligence, tidings
(hypernym) information, info
(hyponym) good word
4. a promise; "he gave his word"
(synonym) parole, word of honor
(hypernym) promise
5. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
(synonym) password, watchword, parole, countersign
(hypernym) positive identification
6. an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
(synonym) discussion, give-and-take
(hypernym) speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication
(hyponym) argument, argumentation, debate
7. a verbal command for action; "when I give the word, charge!"
(hypernym) order
8. a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
(hypernym) computer memory unit
(part-holonym) kilobyte, K, KB
(part-meronym) byte

Verb
1. put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
(synonym) give voice, formulate, phrase, articulate
(hypernym) express, show, evince
(hyponym) ask
Words Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of words
Words Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In linguistics, a word is the smallest element that may be uttered in isolation with semantic or pragmatic content (with literal or practical meaning). This contrasts with a morpheme, which is the smallest unit of meaning but will not necessarily stand on its own. A word may consist of a single morpheme (for example: oh!, rock, red, quick, run, expect), or several (rocks, redness, quickly, running, unexpected), whereas a morpheme may not be able to stand on its own as a word (in the words just mentioned, these are -s, -ness, -ly, -ing, un-, -ed). A complex word will typically include a root and one or more affixes (rock-s, red-ness, quick-ly, run-ning, un-expect-ed), or more than one root in a compound (black-board, rat-race). Words can be put together to build larger elements of language, such as phrases (a red rock), clauses (I threw a rock), and sentences (He threw a rock too but he missed).

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A word is a unit of language.

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Words Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. mu'mey
Words Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
words; prophecies
  
words; prophecies; buds
  
counsel; words
  
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