n. 25B6; noun
the Italian word for ham : TERM, name, expression, designation, locution, vocable; formal appellation.
his words were meant kindly : REMARK, comment, observation, statement, utterance, pronouncement.
I've got three weeks to learn the words : SCRIPT, lyrics, libretto.
I give you my word : PROMISE, word of honour, assurance, guarantee, undertaking; pledge, vow, oath, bond; formal troth.
I want a word with you : TALK, conversation, chat, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, one-to-one; discussion, consultation; informal confab, powwow; formal confabulation.
there's no word from the hospital : NEWS, information, communication, intelligence; message, report, communiqué, dispatch, bulletin; informal info, gen, dope; poetic/literary tidings.
word has it he's turned over a new leaf : RUMOUR, hearsay, talk, gossip; informal the grapevine, the word on the street.
I'm waiting for the word from HQ : INSTRUCTION, order, command; signal, prompt, cue, tip-off; informal go-ahead, thumbs up, green light.
his word was law : COMMAND, order, decree, edict; bidding, will.
our word now must be success : MOTTO, watchword, slogan, catchword, buzz word.
25B6; verb the question was carefully worded : PHRASE, express, put, couch, frame, formulate, style; say, utter.
25A0; have words QUARREL, argue, disagree, squabble, bicker, fight, wrangle, dispute, fall out, clash; Brit. informal row.
25A0; in a word BRIEFLY, to be brief, in short, in a nutshell, to come to the point, to cut a long story short, not to put too fine a point on it; to sum up, to summarize, in summary.
25A0; word for word
they took down the speeches word for word : VERBATIM, letter for letter, to the letter; exactly, faithfully.
a word-for-word translation : VERBATIM, literal, exact, direct, accurate, faithful; unadulterated, unabridged.