4. news; information; tidings
⇒ no word from home; what's the good word?
b. a command, order, or authorization
⇒ waiting for the word to go ahead
a. [usually pl.] talk; speech
10. to express in words; phrase
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Word origin of 'word'ME < OE, akin to Ger wort < IE *werdh- (extension of base *wer-, to speak, say) > Gr eirein, to speak, L verbum, word