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Monosyllabic or polysyllabic independent linguistic unit with a specific meaning
a monosyllabic, three-syllable, polysyllabic, short, long, compound, new, obsolete, ambiguous, colloquial, technical, foreign, unknown, difficult, coarse word
a word from the hunter's language, children's language, a technical language, English
Russian, French words
the word 'biology' comes from the Greek and has been borrowed from the Greek language
this word is written with ›v‹, with a capitalized first letter
colloquial this word is capitalized
the meaning, intonation, the sound of a word
a word with six letters, three syllables
the second syllable of this word has the main accent
this word has several meanings that cannot be translated
What does that word mean?
I don't understand the meaning of this word
the meaning of this word has changed
it is generous in the truest, proper, fullest sense of the word, in the truest, most intrinsic meaning of the word
looking for a fitting word
he answered with one (single) word: Yes!
hear, read, speak, write, understand, use a word
pronounce a word correctly, apply it
accentuate a word incorrectly, write
the deaf and mute read every word from the speaker's lips
Copy a text word for word, translate it
repeat a sentence word for word
write a word on the board
underline a word in red
Block certain words, put them in italics
this dictionary contains about 22,000 words
this sentence consists of six words
Colloquially, this sentence consists of six words
a telegram with 12 words
Colloquially a telegram with 12 words
omit words when writing
he swallowed (= suppressed) the rest of the word
colloquial this word (only) slipped out of my mind (= I pronounced it rashly, hastily, slipped away from me)
Colloquial I have the word on my tongue, the word is on my tongue (= I think of it, but I can't think of it at the moment)
I don't put a vulgar word in my mouth (= I don't pronounce it)
Exact science - what's in these two words! [↗PlanckSinn3]
with these words one could express what otherwise could not be expressed [↗BöllHaus173]
⟨In words (= not written in numbers, but with letters)⟩
3,000 euros, in words: three thousand euros
Oral or written, meaningful statement, comment
Grammar: plural words ’
the spoken, written, printed word
wise, witty, sensible, clear, distinct, unmistakable, explanatory, prophetic, directional words
gripping, rousing, admonishing, soothing, comforting words
polite, kind, loving, heartfelt words
angry, violent, sharp, scornful, biting, insulting words
rough, strong, big words
slender words
mocking anointing words
know how to find the right, right, right words
one cannot understand one's own word (because of the noise)
golden (= valuable, worthy of heed) words
these are just beautiful, empty words (= empty promises)
that was the right word at the right time (= sb. said the right thing at the right moment)
that is a true word! (= what you say is absolutely correct!)
you spoke a true word
colloquial leads, has the big word (= sets the tone in the conversation)
gives sb. good words (= talks to sb.)
Religion the word of God (= Bible)
on a word! (= I would like to speak to you for a moment!)
one word is enough and I know (= a hint is enough and I know)
this is the first word that I hear about it (= I hear about it for the first time)
his final words were drowned out by applause
those were his last words (= he said that at the end)
sb. always wants the last word (= sb. does not tolerate contradiction)
sb. always wants to keep the last word (= sb. does not tolerate contradiction)
The last word has not yet been spoken on this matter (= this matter has not yet been concluded, not yet finally decided)
this is my last word! (= with this decision, I remain of the opinion!)
with him every second or third word is "my car" (= he often speaks of his car)
sth. cannot be said or explained in a few words
exchange a few (friendly) words with sb
speak a few words to those present
can I speak a few words (= briefly) to you?
After just a few words he understood what was at stake for him
it only took a few words to make her understand that
he was a man of few words (= did not speak much, was taciturn)
she doesn't do much, many words (= acts without talking about it for long, she is taciturn)
she helped without many words
when these words were uttered, a tumult broke out in the hall
the words gush out of sb.'s mouth (s)
the words flowed easily from his lips (= he spoke without effort, without further hesitation)
colloquial these words (only) slipped out of my mind (= I pronounced it rashly, hastily, it slipped away from me)
colloquial the word stays in somebody's throat (s), mouth (s), in the throat (= somebody suddenly cannot continue speaking)
Colloquially, the words stuck in my mouth with shock
upscale the word dies in the mouth (= sb. stops talking)
her words sat, met (= what she said had an effect)
his word weighs heavily, has weight (= is of great importance, very important)
One word gave the other (= the utterance of one resulted in an utterance by the other, an argument broke out, the exchange of words became more and more violent)
those were your words (= you said that literally)
I don't have the words to describe this scene (= this scene can hardly be described)
I am (simply) lacking the words (= I am so amazed, surprised, scared, indignant that I cannot speak at first)
use foul words
she was hardly able to speak (because of excitement, fear) (= she could hardly speak)
to fight for a just cause with the weapon of the word
I don't trust his (beautiful) words
say a word of thanks, consolation, and appreciation to sb
speak the redeeming word
Utter words of blame, regret, words of appreciation
then he spoke the words ...
(incomprehensible, hoarse) words utter, poke out, mumble, stammer
he uttered these words hesitantly, without hesitation
exchange friendly, polite words with sb
to speak a word with sb. privately (= to speak with sb. without witnesses)
to speak a word with sb. in confidence (= speak confidently)
to speak an open, sensible, serious word with sb. (= to speak openly, sensibly, seriously)
to speak a (strong) word with sb. in a colloquial manner (= vigorously and clearly make one's point of view clear to sb.)
to have a say in a decision (= have a say in the decision-making process)
colloquial, I also have a say!
address the word to sb. (= address sb.)
to cut off the word of sb. (= interrupt sb.)
to speak up for sb., something (= stand up for sb., sth.)
take the word out of sb. (= say sth. before the other utters it)
colloquial turn the word in the mouth (e) around, twist (= reverse the meaning of sb. utterance)
it can be more colloquial, you have to pull out every word from him (= he is difficult to get to speak)
casually don't pull every word out of your nose! (= finally talk!)
colloquial every word that put words on the gold scales (= taking what is said over precisely, as it was not meant at all)
colloquial people put words in my mouth that I have not said (= someone incorrectly ascribes an utterance to me, assuming utterances)
The defense attorney literally put the words in the mouth of his witness (= suggested a certain statement to the witness, caused the witness to make certain statements)
I have no words! (= I am stunned, that is unheard of!)
colloquial do you have words (= I am stunned, that is unheard of!)
[dative] to work out a few words (= think about what to say beforehand)
put on a few words (= formulate sth. in writing)
drop a word here and there (= comment casually about something)
we don't want to say a word about it (= we don't want to talk about it)
he never said a word on the matter again
insert a (good) word for sb with sb. (= ask sb. for sb.)
to speak for others (= speak for others)
consider, weigh your words! (= think about what you say!)
you can save every (further) word (= everything you say is superfluous, cannot influence me, change my mind)
colloquially save your words!
sb. uses his words carefully, cautiously, cleverly (= sb. speaks slowly, cautiously, cleverly)
more upscale knows how to put the words (= he formulates well, aptly)
let your thoughts, feelings, ideas (in a conversation, letter) be expressed (= express, express)
You pronounce a big word calmly [.] [↗GoetheIphigenieI 3]
The words have changed enough [.] [↗GoetheFaustI 214]
⟨In one word (= in short)⟩ summarizes what has been said before and brings it to a conclusion
He is a master of his subject, speaks several languages, knows his way around literature and art, plays tennis and skis, in a word: he is very versatile
⟨No (single) word⟩, ⟨not a word (= nothing)⟩
You didn't say a single word to me about it
she has not spoken a word or a word all evening
not a word was said about it
There was not a word or a word about it in his letter
she couldn't utter a word for excitement
not a word escapes sb. (= sb. pays attention to every utterance)
not a word of it is true, there is no true word in it (= that is not true)
there was not a single word (= not) about it
I don't want to be reminded of it by a single word
not to mention sth
do not contradict with a word
not a word was uttered (= nobody said anything)
Grammar: in connection with "an"
Grammar: in connection with "on"
you should listen to his word, his words (= you should follow what he says)
I believe you every word (= I believe everything you say)
obey every word, follow (= follow every order, follow orders immediately and precisely)
parry on the word in colloquial terms (= follow every order, follow orders immediately and precisely)
Grammar: in connection with "at"
take sb. by his or her word (= to ask sb. to carry out what has been said, promised)
Grammar: in connection with "for"
sb. stands for his words (= sb. stands for his utterance)
also, even for money and good words he doesn't do that (= he definitely doesn't)
Grammar: in connection with "in"
to communicate sth. in brief words
to describe sth. in impressive words
thank so. in moving words
complain in bitter words
a letter of congratulations in warm words
an explanation in precise words
colloquial to interrupt the word (= to interrupt someone, to prevent someone from speaking)
Grammar: in connection with "with"
thank so. with warm words
to abuse sb. with mean words
to reprimand so. with harsh words
to comfort so. with tender words
stand up for sth. with word and deed
advocate sth. with words and deeds
a game with words (= a play on words)
with these words he left the room (= when he uttered this, after this utterance he left the room)
⟨In other words (= in other words)⟩ expresses something previously said differently
in other words: I'm supposed to lend you 2,000 euros
Grammar: in connection with "after"
look for (fitting, fitting) words
according to his words (= when he had said this) there was an icy silence
Grammar: in connection with "von"
a flood of empty, meaningless, resounding words
he received us with a torrent of words (= he received us with a torrent of words)
Grammar: in connection with "to"
sb. stands by his word, his words (= sb. sticks to his statement, keeps his promise)
not letting sb. have their say (= preventing sb. from speaking, speaking)
Oral statement, expression of thoughts on a specific topic in front of a specific audience
Grammar: only in the singular
to speak up (in a meeting, discussion) (= show with a show of hands that one would like to speak on the matter)
I ask for the floor! (= for permission to speak to the matter!)
to give the floor to so
colleague R now has the floor!
At the meeting, many younger scientists also took the floor
the chairman of the meeting interrupted him and withdrew from him the word (= permission to speak)
Grammar: plural words ’
a well-known, classic word
a winged word (= utterance of a well-known person who was often quoted and has become so proverbial)
a word from Goethe, Marx