- [C] 字,词 the smallest unit of spoken language which has meaning and can stand alone
- [C] (说的)话,话语,言语 anything said; remark or statement
- [S] 消息,信息; 谣言 piece of news; message; rumour
- [S] 口令,号令; 命令 spoken command or signal
- [S] 诺言,保证 a promise
- vt. 用词语表达; 选用 express (sth) in particular words; phrase sth
- 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"
- a brief statement;
"he didn't say a word about it"
- information about recent and important events;
"they awaited news of the outcome"
- a verbal command for action;
"when I give the word, charge!"
- an exchange of views on some topic;
"we had a good discussion"
"we had a word or two about it"
- a promise;
"he gave his word"
- a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory;
"large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
- the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
- a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group;
"he forgot the password"
- the sacred writings of the Christian religions;
"he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
- put into words or an expression;
"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
- Could we have a word before you go to the meeting?
- Tell me what happened in your own words.
What does this word mean?
I couldn't look up the spelling of the word, as I hadn't a dictionary at hand.
Many English words are derived from Latin.
All the words beside the central idea should be crossed out.
The editor eliminated slang words from the essay.
These words can't be staled by repetition.
He gave me his visiting card, with a few words in pencil.
I don't believe a word of his story.
At the press conference, the reporters copied down every word spoken by the prime minister.
Tell me what happened in your words.
Deeds are better than words when people are in need of help.
I would like a word with you.
After a word with the colonel he went away .
There's been no word from her for weeks.
Word came that I was needed at home.
Word has come that meeting will be held on Tuesday.
Word is that the election will be held in June.
Word is that he's left the country.
Word got round that he had resigned.
Stay hidden until I give the word.
Their word is law.
He gave the word and they let him in.
The word now is “freedom”.
I give you my word I'll go.
Stand by your word.
Hear The Word of God .
Be careful how you word your answer.
She worded the explanation well.
The advice wasn't very tactfully worded.
The suggestion might be worded more politely.
This is a carefully worded contract.
- a man of his word
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。
- 守信用的人 a person who keeps his promise
- at a word
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。
- 立刻 right now; immediately
- be as good as one's word
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。
- 说话算数 keep one's promises
- break one's word
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。
- 食言 fail to keep a promise
- eat one's words
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。
- 收回前言 take back one's words
- Famous last words!
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?
- 你自称的!你说的! So you claim!
- have a word in sb's ear
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?
- 与…说悄悄话 speak to sb in private
- have a word with
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。
- 和…简单谈谈 talk briefly to sb
- have the last〔final〕 word
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。
- 强辩到底 make the final comment in an argument
- have words
They've had words,I hear. 他们有过争吵,我听到的。
- 争吵 quarrel
- in a word
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。
- 总而言之 in brief〔conclusion〕
- in other words
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。
- 换句话说 putting in another way
- in word
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。
- 在口头上 orally
- keep one's word
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。
- 遵守诺言,守信用 keep a promise
- man〔woman〕 of few〔many〕 words
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。
- 沉默寡言〔多言〕的人 sb who says little〔much〕
- my word!
〈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!
- 〈口〉哎呀!天哪!好家伙! (exclamation of surprise)
- not a word
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。
- 什么也别说; 别说 not say anything; be silent
- not in so many words
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。”
- 不明确地 not exactly
- not the word for it
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。
- 不恰当的字眼 an understatement
- operative word
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。
- 最重要的词 most significant word
- pick one's words
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。
- 谨慎措辞 choose those words that express one's meaning best, that will not cause offence, etc.
- put in a good word for
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。
- 为…说好话,为…说情 praise sb/sth; recommend sb/sth
- swallow one's words
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。
- 承认说错了话 admit that one has said sth wrong
- take at sb's words
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。
- 相信…的话; 照…的话做 believe sb without question; do sth at sb's words take sb at sb's words
- take the words out of sb's mouth
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。
- 抢先讲出某人要讲的话 anticipate what sb is about to say
- upon my word
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。
- 的确,真的 on my honour
- with this〔these〕 words
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。
- 说着就… as saying
- word for word
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。
- 一字不变地 exactly as spoken or written
- words fail
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。
- 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
- address a few words 讲几句话
- await word from sb 等待某人的消息
- break one's words 食言
- breathe a word 走漏消息
- bring word 带来消息
- choose a word 选择词
- coin a word 杜撰一个词
- cook up words 造新词
- cross out a word 划掉一个词
- cut out many words 删掉许多词
- digest a word 消化一个词
- doubt sb's words 怀疑某人的话
- drink in all the words 吸收所有的词语
- eat one's words 收回前言,认错,道歉
- exchange angry words 发生口角
- find words 找出言语(来表达)
- gain the good word of 博得…的赞扬
- get word 得到消息
- get a word 插嘴
- give one's word 保证,允许
- give the word 发出命令
- have words together 争吵
- have words with sb 与某人吵嘴
- have a word with sb 同某人谈一谈
- hunt up a word 查一个词
- keep one's word 信守诺言
- leave word 留言
- leave out a word 省略一个词,丢掉一个词
- look up a word (在词典里)查一个词
- memorize words 记单词
- play on words 玩弄字眼
- pronounce a word 读一个词
- put in words for 为…说几句话
- put the words into sb's mouth 教某人怎么讲
- quote a word 引用一个词
- receive word of 收到…消息
- regret one's words 为说过的话而后悔
- respect one's word 遵守自己许下的诺言
- say a word 说句话,进一步,走漏消息
- say a few words 说几句话
- say a good word for sb 为某人说好话
- send sb a word 给某人捎个信儿
- spell a word 拼写一个词
- stress the word 重读那个词
- take back one's word 收回自己的话
- take sb's word for it 相信了某人的话
- understand a word 理解某个词的意思
- use words 用词
- waste one's words 白费口舌
- weigh words 斟酌词句
- write a word 写一个词
- advance word 事先传出的消息
- angry words 气话
- beautiful words 优美的言辞
- big words 大话
- borrowed word 外来词
- broken words 断断续续的话
- burning words 热情洋溢的话
- choice words 精选的词句
- colorful words 丰富的言辞
- cross words 气话
- empty words 空洞的话,无意义的话
- everyday word 日常用语
- farewell words 送别词
- fighting words 容易引起争论的话,挑战性的话
- foreign word 外来词
- hard words 愤怒的话,激烈的话
- heated word 激烈的言词,争吵时使用的话
- high words 愤怒的话,激烈的话
- hollow words 虚假的言语
- honeyed words 甜言蜜语
- hot words 激烈的言词,争吵时使用的话
- household word 家喻户晓的词
- irresponsible words 不负责任的话
- key words 关键的字眼
- last words 临终遗言
- living words 现代语
- meaningful words 意味深长的言语
- meaningless words 无意义的话
- misspelled word 拼错的词
- native word 本国词,本地词
- pleasant words 动听的语言
- regional word 方言
- scientific word 科学用语
- semi-technical words 半科技词
- sharp words 愤怒的话,激烈的话
- simple word 简单的词
- sincere words 真诚的话
- small word 小词
- spoken words 口头语
- suggestive words 含蓄的话
- sweet words 甜言蜜语
- tearful parting words 伤感的离别之言
- the latest word 最新消息,最后消息
- uncleanly words 下流话
- unfamiliar word 生词
- unusual word 冷僻词
- warm words 忿怒的话,激烈的话
- written words 书面语
- wrong words 错词
- at a word 立即,立刻
- in a word 简言之,总之
- in one's own words 用自己的话说
- in other words 换言之
- upon my word 的确,真的
- without a word 一声没吭
- word in heavy type 黑体字
- words in season 时宜的话
- words of comfort 安慰的话
- words of command 命令
- words of complaint 怨言
- the W- of God 圣经
- words of praise 表扬的话
- word of six letters 六个字母的词
- words of thanks 感谢的话
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.出自：Proverb
He words me, girls, he words me, that I should not Be noble to myself.出自：Anthony Cleopatra,Shakespeare
- 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.
- He was at a loss for words.
误 I should like to have word with him.
正 I should like to have a word with him.
误 They had a word that the football match would be televised live this evening.
正 They had word that the football match would be televised live this evening.
析 have word是“听到消息〔新闻〕”的意思,“说句话”是have a word。
误 I was tired of reciting the texts word after word.
正 I was tired of reciting the texts word for word.
析 “一字不变地,逐字(背诵或翻译)”是word for word,不是word after word。
误 Have I said any wrong words?
正 Have I said anything wrong?
误 He broke his words.
正 He broke his word.
析 break one's word意为“不遵守诺言”, word在此短语中不用复数形式。
误 I have just received the word of his arrival.
正 I have just received word of his arrival.
误 The word came that our basketball team had won the match.
正 Word came that our basketball team had won the match.
析 作“消息”“信息”解时, word前不加冠词。
误 He began to work as a teacher some thirty years ago, in another word, he has been a teacher for thirty years.
正 He began to work as a teacher some thirty years ago, in other words, he has been a teacher for thirty years.
析 in other words是固定短语,意为“换句话说”。
误 He carried me words that Mr.White would soon leave for America.
正 He carried me word that Mr. White would soon leave for America.
误 We had a word this morning.
正 We had words this morning.
误 They had word with their neighbour over some trifles.
正 They had words with their neighbours over some trifles.
析 表示“同某人发生口角”时,用have words with sb, words用复数形式。
误 His big word surprised us all.
正 His big words surprised us all.
误 We should on no account eat our word.
正 We should on no account eat our words.
析 习语big words, eat one's words中, words词尾的s不可省。
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