In language, 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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... The compound word ekename, literally meaning "additional name", was attested as early as 1303 ... This word was derived from the Old English phrase eaca "an increase", related to eacian "to increase" ... Though the spelling has changed, the pronunciation and meaning of the word have remained relatively stable ever since ...
... Bit test and reset BTS Bit test and set CDQ Convert double-word to quad-word Sign-extends EAX into EDX, forming the quad-word EDXEAX ... CMPSD Compare string double-word Compares ES with DS CWDE Convert word to double-word Unlike CWD, CWDE sign-extends AX to EAX instead of AX to DXAX INSD Input from port to string double-word IRETx Interrupt ... LFS, LGS Load far pointer LSS Load stack segment LODSD Load string double-word can be prefixed with REP LOOPW, LOOPccW Loop, conditional loop Same as LOOP, LOOPcc for earlier processors LOOPD, LOOPccD Loop while ...
... The word came to be extended to refer to any means used to ease or speed travel hence such meanings as "vehicle", "carriage", "vessel", "wagon", "ship", and so on, depending on context ... "Vehicle" is often used as a preferred translation as the word that provides the least in the way of presuppositions about the mode of travel ... In spiritual uses, the word yāna acquires many metaphorical meanings, discussed below ...
... A source word can be transliterated by first identifying all the applicable prefix and suffix segments based on the letters in the source word ... A partial transliteration will also include some unmapped letters of the source word, namely those letters between the end of the prefix and the beginning of the suffix ... mapping applies to a particular combination of characters in the source word ...
... The word derives from the Greek word κάλαμος, meaning reed ... In modern Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Kurdish, the word simply means "pen" or "pencil", while in Hindi and Urdu, the word solely means "pen" ...
More definitions of "word":
- (noun): A brief statement.
Example: "He didn't say a word about it"
- (noun): A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group.
Synonyms: password, watchword, parole, countersign
- (noun): The sacred writings of the Christian religions.
Example: "He went to carry the Word to the heathen"
Synonyms: Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God
- (noun): A verbal command for action.
Example: "When I give the word, charge!"
- (noun): The divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus).
Synonyms: Son, Logos
- (noun): A word is a string of bits stored in computer memory.
Example: "Large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
- (noun): A unit of language that native speakers can identify.
Example: "Words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
Famous quotes containing the word word:
“The States your mother, your father, the totality of your interests. No discipline can be too severe for the man that denies that by word or deed.”
—H.G. (Herbert George)
“Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humoured, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, richthat one word contradicts everything you can say against him.”
—Henry Fielding (17071754)
“All roads are blocked to a philosophy which reduces everything to the word no. To no there is only one answer and that is yes. Nihilism has no substance. There is no such thing as nothingness, and zero does not exist. Everything is something. Nothing is nothing. Man lives more by affirmation than by bread.”
—Victor Hugo (18021885)