receive word

receive word (from someone or something)

To get or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're receiving word that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. I received word from my brother that his flight will be delayed. He's received word from a higher authority to begin the evacuation.
See also: receive, someone, word

receive word

(from someone or something) Go to word (from someone or something).
See also: receive, word
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From her girlhood upwards she had had experience among the sick and the mourning, among minds hardened and shrivelled through poverty and ignorance, and had gained the subtlest perception of the mode in which they could best be touched and softened into willingness to receive words of spiritual consolation or warning.
Our SERPA holster system was seriously tested and evaluated for much of the year and we are very pleased to receive word that we have been awarded the tender with this German agency," said Mike Noell, BlackHawk president and CEO.
She says they expect to have the application for funding finished by the end of September and hope to receive word on funding by the end of the year.
The most moving scenes come when the wives receive word that their men have fallen in action.
THREE AGAINST ONE: A North Shields Under-11s player finds himself outnumbered by Plymouth DC Elite players (above) while he and his team-mates receive words of advice from their coach (below); DERBY BATTLE: Whitley Bay (on left) take on neighbours Cullercoats in the tournament's under-11 competition; WALL TO PLAY FOR: A close battle (right) for the ball in the under-12 clash between Wallsend BC (stripe on strip) and Jarrow; ABOVE AND RIGHT: Action from the tournament's under-11 clash between Wallsend BC (plain strip) and Cramlington Juniors at the Churchill Playing Fields in Whitley Bay North Tyneside Tournament pictures: DAVE CHARLTON, STEVE MILLER and RWT PHOTOGRAPHY
However, two police officers are to receive "words of advice" about the way Mr Lea was physically handled during his arrest and six officers will receive words of advice for failing to secure Mr Lea's car.