[wɜːd]     [wɜːrd]    
  • n.单词;消息;话语;诺言
  • v.用词语表达
worded worded wording words



  1. [C] 字,词 the smallest unit of spoken language which has meaning and can stand alone
  2. [C] (说的)话,话语,言语 anything said; remark or statement
  3. [S] 消息,信息; 谣言 piece of news; message; rumour
  4. [S] 口令,号令; 命令 spoken command or signal
  5. [S] 诺言,保证 a promise
  1. vt. 用词语表达; 选用 express (sth) in particular words; phrase sth


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  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"

  2. a brief statement;

    "he didn't say a word about it"

  3. information about recent and important events;

    "they awaited news of the outcome"

  4. a verbal command for action;

    "when I give the word, charge!"

  5. an exchange of views on some topic;

    "we had a good discussion"
    "we had a word or two about it"

  6. a promise;

    "he gave his word"

  7. a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory;

    "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"

  8. the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)

  9. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group;

    "he forgot the password"

  10. the sacred writings of the Christian religions;

    "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

  1. put into words or an expression;

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"



  1. Could we have a word before you go to the meeting?
  2. Tell me what happened in your own words.


用作名词 (n.)
  1. What does this word mean?
  2. I couldn't look up the spelling of the word, as I hadn't a dictionary at hand.
  3. Many English words are derived from Latin.
  4. All the words beside the central idea should be crossed out.
  5. The editor eliminated slang words from the essay.
  6. These words can't be staled by repetition.
  7. He gave me his visiting card, with a few words in pencil.
  8. I don't believe a word of his story.
  9. At the press conference, the reporters copied down every word spoken by the prime minister.
  10. Tell me what happened in your words.
  11. Deeds are better than words when people are in need of help.
  12. I would like a word with you.
  13. After a word with the colonel he went away .
  14. There's been no word from her for weeks.
  15. Word came that I was needed at home.
  16. Word has come that meeting will be held on Tuesday.
  17. Word is that the election will be held in June.
  18. Word is that he's left the country.
  19. Word got round that he had resigned.
  20. Stay hidden until I give the word.
  21. Their word is law.
  22. He gave the word and they let him in.
  23. The word now is “freedom”.
  24. I give you my word I'll go.
  25. Stand by your word.
  26. Hear The Word of God .
用作动词 (v.)
用作及物动词 S+~+ n./pron.
  1. Be careful how you word your answer.
  2. She worded the explanation well.
  3. 用于be ~ed结构
  4. The advice wasn't very tactfully worded.
  5. The suggestion might be worded more politely.
其他 v -ed as Attrib.
  1. This is a carefully worded contract.


用作名词 (n.)
a man of his word
  1. 守信用的人 a person who keeps his promise

    He will surely finish the work in time as he is a man of his word. 他一定会按时做完工作,因为他是一个守信用的人。

at a word
  1. 立刻 right now; immediately

    They will agree at a word from you. 只要你说一句话他们就会同意的。

    At a word the salesgirl brought out three shirts of different sizes for the customer to choose from. 女售货员一听,立即拿出了三件不同尺码的衬衣,任那位顾客挑选。

    At a word from the teacher, the little girl got up and sang for the visitors. 老师一说,这小女孩就站起来为来宾演唱。

be as good as one's word
  1. 说话算数 keep one's promises

    We knew she was as good as her word, so we trusted her. 我们知道她向来是信守诺言的,因此我们信得过她。

    They were as good as their word and arrived at exactly the time they had promised. 他们说到做到,他们正是在他们原来许诺的时间到达的。

break one's word
  1. 食言 fail to keep a promise

    I have promised to take my wife out tonight, and I dare not break my word. 我已答应今晚带妻子出去,因而不敢食言。

eat one's words
  1. 收回前言 take back one's words

    He'll eat his words when he sees this. 他看到这种情况会承认他说错了话。

    The boss was forced to eat his words. 老板被迫收回他所说的话。

    When confronted by such clear evidence, the Senator was forced to eat his words in public. 面对如此明白的证据,那位参议员只得当众收回前言。

    He refused to withdraw the accusation, saying that no all the arguments in the world would make him eat his words. 他拒绝收回控告,说世界上一切理由都不能使他取消前言。

Famous last words!
  1. 你自称的!你说的! So you claim!

    Famous last words! 你很后悔而且永远不再干这件事了?是你说的?

have a word in sb's ear
  1. 与…说悄悄话 speak to sb in private

    May I have a word in your ear? 我和你说句悄悄话行吗?

have a word with
  1. 和…简单谈谈 talk briefly to sb

    I think I'll have a word with the man in private. 我想要和这个人私下谈一谈。

    I want to have a word with you after the meeting. 会后我想跟你讲句话。

have the last〔final〕 word
  1. 强辩到底 make the final comment in an argument

    Linda will agree with you eventually, as long as she has the final word. 琳达最终会同意你的,只要她争到别人不再说话。

    In their family discussions it is always the wife who had the last words. 在他们家的争论中,总是妻子占了上风才算罢休。

have words
  1. 争吵 quarrel

    They've had words,I hear. 他们有过争吵,我听到的。

in a word
  1. 总而言之 in brief〔conclusion〕

    In a word,I don't trust him. 总之,我不信任他。

    In a word, the whole plan fell through. 总之,整个计划都失败了。

    In a word, we've been hearing quite a lot about that young tennis player lately. 总之,最近我们听到不少关于那位年轻的网球选手的事。

    In a word, the firm will head for bankruptcy unless a new manager is elected. 总之,如果再不选出新的经理,这个公司就会破产。

in other words
  1. 换句话说 putting in another way

    In other words, she must give up singing. 换言之,她必须放弃唱歌。

in word
  1. 在口头上 orally

    We should not study for the study in word. 我们不应该只是在口头上说学习。

    We hate people indulging in word. 我们讨厌人们一味空谈。

keep one's word
  1. 遵守诺言,守信用 keep a promise

    It is a great advantage to me that I always keep my word. 我常常守信这一点对我十分有利。

    He kept his word and paid me the money he owed me exactly on time. 他遵守诺言,非常准时地归还了欠我的钱。

    You may depend upon his doing what he says, for he is a person who always keeps his word. 你可以相信,他说过的话就会做到,因为他一向是信守诺言的人。

man〔woman〕 of few〔many〕 words
  1. 沉默寡言〔多言〕的人 sb who says little〔much〕

    He is a man of few words. 他是个沉默寡言的人。

    She is a woman of many words but of little wit. 她爱说话,但头脑简单。

my word!
  1. 〈口〉哎呀!天哪!好家伙! (exclamation of surprise)

    My word!How you've grown! 哎呀!你长这么大了!

    My word, you've got a lot of explaining to do, you know! 天哪!你要多作解释,你是知道的!

not a word
  1. 什么也别说; 别说 not say anything; be silent

    Not a word did they exchange during the meal. 在吃饭时他们一句话也没有交谈。

    Not a word must be breathed to anyone about this. 关于此事不得向任何人吐露一个字。

not in so many words
  1. 不明确地 not exactly

    She didn't say that in so many words, but that's what she meant. 她对这件事并没有说得那么确切,但她意思就是那样。

    “Did she say she liked him?”“Not in so many words.” “她说喜欢他吗?”“说得不明确。”

not the word for it
  1. 不恰当的字眼 an understatement

    They kept me waiting for half an hour—“annoyed” wasn't the word for it,I was livid! 他们让我等了半小时——“生气”这字眼用在这儿还不够,我大发雷霆了。

operative word
  1. 最重要的词 most significant word

    Please leave quietly—“quietly” being the operative word. 请悄悄地离开——“悄悄地”是最重要的。

pick one's words
  1. 谨慎措辞 choose those words that express one's meaning best, that will not cause offence, etc.

    They are touchy on the subject of religion and you have to pick your words carefully when talking about it. 他们对宗教问题很敏感,因此涉及这个问题时你说话要小心。

    As a diplomat, you have to pick your words at a press conference. 作为一位外交官,在记者招待会上必须措辞谨慎。

    When asked about his crime, the defendant picked his words to answer the judge. 当被问到他的罪行时,被告仔细地琢磨词儿来回答法官的审问。

put in a good word for
  1. 为…说好话,为…说情 praise sb/sth; recommend sb/sth

    If you're having lunch with the boss, put in a good word for me. 如果你同老板共进午餐的话,替我美言几句。

    I would aslo like to put in a good word for the catering. 我想替伙食供应说点好话。

swallow one's words
  1. 承认说错了话 admit that one has said sth wrong

    He told me I wouldn't pass the test but I'm determined to make him swallow his words. 他对我说我考不及格,我一定让他承认说错了。

    You could hardly understand him because he had the habit of swallowing his words. 他说话总是那么含含糊糊,所以很难听懂。

take at sb's words
  1. 相信…的话; 照…的话做 believe sb without question; do sth at sb's words take sb at sb's words

    When the hotel manager promised us a first-class dinner, we foolishly took him at his words.当旅馆经理许诺说给我们提供一流的饭菜时,我们傻乎乎地对他的话信以为真。

    He suggested that if I was not satisfied I should leave, so I took him at his words.他暗示说,如果我不满意就离开,于是我就照他的话做了。

take the words out of sb's mouth
  1. 抢先讲出某人要讲的话 anticipate what sb is about to say

    I was going to say that it had been a great mistake to come here, but then she turned towards me and took the every words out of my mouth. 我正打算说到这里来是犯了个大错误,但就在这时候,她向我转过身来说出了我正想说的话。

upon my word
  1. 的确,真的 on my honour

    Upon my word, the road's pretty bumpy just here. 哎呀,这儿的路真不平。

    Upon my word,I have never heard of such a thing. 的确,我从来没有听说过这样一件事。

with this〔these〕 words
  1. 说着就… as saying

    With this words he shut the book and left the room. 说着他就合上书走出房去。

    With these words I entered the house. 说了这些话我就走进屋里。

word for word
  1. 一字不变地 exactly as spoken or written

    That's word for word what she told me. 那是她一字不变地告诉我的事情。

words fail
  1. 无法用语言来表达,激动得说不出话来 be unable to find words to express one's feelings

    You have been so stupid about the whole thing, words fail me. 整个这件事你这么傻,我无话可说了。

    Here words failed his master who went red in the face and said no more. 他的老板这时不知说什么好,面红耳赤,一声不吭。


用作名词 (n.)
动词+~ 形容词+~ 名词+~ 介词+~ ~+介词
用作动词 (v.)
~+名词 ~+副词


  • Rome shall perishswrite that word In the blood that she has spilt.

    出自:W. Cowper
  • We have striven..to draw some word from her; but she..answers nothing.

    出自:G. P. R. James
  • To use his own words, he was in a cleft stick.

    出自:H. Conway
  • Actions speak louder than words.

  • He words me, girls, he words me, that I should not Be noble to myself.

    出自:Anthony Cleopatra,Shakespeare



  1. word的基本意思是“单词”,指语言中能独立存在的最小表意单位,也可指“(说的)话,话语,言语,谈话”等,是可数名词。
  2. word也可作“消息,信息,谣言”“口令,号令,命令”等解,通常用作单数形式,作“消息,信息,谣言”解时,一般不与冠词连用,但作“口令,号令,命令”解时,可与定冠词the连用。
  3. word还可作“诺言,保证”解,通常用作单数形式。
  4. word还可指《圣经》,尤指“福音”,作此解时通常用作单数形式,并与定冠词the连用,首字母大写。
  1. word用作动词的意思是“用词语表达”,也可作“选用”解。
  2. word是及物动词,接名词或代词作宾语,可用于被动结构。
  3. word的过去分词worded可用作形容词,在句中作定语。


at a word, in a word
这两个短语意思不同:at a word的意思是“一口气”“立刻”,用来加强谓语的语气; in a word的意思是“一句话”“总而言之”,用来总结全部意见,常放在句首。
in a word, in word
这两个短语意思不同:in word的意思是“口头上”“表面上”, in a word是“总而言之”的意思。
  • He was at a loss for word.
  • 他一时找不到一个合适的词。
  • He was at a loss for words.
  • 他不知如何表达。
word vocabulary language term lexicon
  • word:word普通用词,指语言的最小单位的单词、字,也可指话、整句话或一段话。
  • vocabulary:vocabulary集合名词,指词汇、语汇或词汇量。
  • language:language普通用词,指国家、民族或种族内部使用,已经系统化的语言。
  • term:term指专业术语。
  • lexicon:lexicon指某种语言、某人或某一知识领域的全部词汇。


  1. 我要跟他说句话。

    I should like to have word with him.

    I should like to have a word with him.

  2. 他们听到消息说足球比赛将在今晚电视实况转播。

    They had a word that the football match would be televised live this evening.

    They had word that the football match would be televised live this evening.

    have word是“听到消息〔新闻〕”的意思,“说句话”是have a word。

  3. 对逐词背课文,我感到厌倦。

    I was tired of reciting the texts word after word.

    I was tired of reciting the texts word for word.

    “一字不变地,逐字(背诵或翻译)”是word for word,不是word after word。

  4. 我说了什么错话吗?

    Have I said any wrong words?

    Have I said anything wrong?


  5. 他不遵守诺言。

    He broke his words.

    He broke his word.

    break one's word意为“不遵守诺言”, word在此短语中不用复数形式。

  6. 我刚得知他到达的消息。

    I have just received the word of his arrival.

    I have just received word of his arrival.

  7. 有消息传来说我们的篮球队赢了这场比赛。

    The word came that our basketball team had won the match.

    Word came that our basketball team had won the match.

    作“消息”“信息”解时, word前不加冠词。

  8. 他大约是30年前开始当教师的,换句话说,他当教师已经有30年了。

    He began to work as a teacher some thirty years ago, in another word, he has been a teacher for thirty years.

    He began to work as a teacher some thirty years ago, in other words, he has been a teacher for thirty years.

    in other words是固定短语,意为“换句话说”。

  9. 他带信给我说怀特先生不久将动身去美国。

    He carried me words that Mr.White would soon leave for America.

    He carried me word that Mr. White would soon leave for America.


  10. 今晨我们争吵了。

    We had a word this morning.

    We had words this morning.

  11. 他们曾为鸡毛蒜皮的小事同邻居吵过嘴。

    They had word with their neighbour over some trifles.

    They had words with their neighbours over some trifles.

    表示“同某人发生口角”时,用have words with sb, words用复数形式。

  12. 他说的大话使我们都感到惊讶。

    His big word surprised us all.

    His big words surprised us all.

  13. 我们绝不收回前言。

    We should on no account eat our word.

    We should on no account eat our words.

    习语big words, eat one's words中, words词尾的s不可省。


  • ☆ 直接源自古英语的wrod,意为演讲,谈话;最初源自原始日耳曼语的wurden,意为说。



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