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word

1. A message from someone or something. Oh, Diana is fine—I just got word that she landed in New York.
2. slang An expression of affirmation. A: "That concert was amazing!" B: "Word."

*word (from someone or something)

messages or communication from someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; hear ~; receive ~.) We have just received word from Perry that the contract has been signed.

Word

1. and Word up. interj. Correct.; Right. I hear you, man. Word.
2. interj. Hello. (see also What’s the (good) word?.) Word. What’s new? A: Word. B: Word.
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References in classic literature ?
The dictionary must draw the line somewhere--so it leaves this sort of words out.
He spoke with perfect kindness and self-possession of manner -but in fewer and more serious words than usual; and he held his wife's hand tenderly in his own all through the interview.
and he turned to some men who stood behind him, "away swiftly to the regiments that are gathered behind the mountains, away to them, bearing the king's words to the captains.
To proceed, then," continued Cardenio: "all being assembled in the hall, the priest of the parish came in and as he took the pair by the hand to perform the requisite ceremony, at the words, 'Will you, Senora Luscinda, take Senor Don Fernando, here present, for your lawful husband, as the holy Mother Church ordains?
Hearing these words the King advanced towards me with a menacing cry as if to pierce me through the diagonal; and in that same moment there arose from myriads of his subjects a multitudinous war-cry, increasing in vehemence till at last methought it rivalled the roar of an army of a hundred thousand Isosceles, and the artillery of a thousand Pentagons.
All we have got to do is, to keep our own counsel, and remain perfectly quiet, not breathing a word to any living soul; and you will see that the storm will pass away without in the least affecting us.
And to think that to the end I never heard one word of it from Raffles!
Taboo," as word or sound, had no place in Jerry's vocabulary.
The words flowed from his pen, though he broke off from the writing frequently to look up definitions in the dictionary or to refer to the rhetoric.
You appear to be so well acquainted with the favorable opinion which Miss Alicia and I entertain of each other, that I hope it will be no fresh shock to your nerves, if I inform you, in plain words, that I have come to Crickgelly to marry her.
She seized the foolish woman by the shoulders, forced her back in the chair, and looked her straight in the face without uttering a word.
Sad experience has long since warned her that the servants are not to be trusted within hearing of the wild words which Clara speaks in the trance.
Van Brandt's words at our last interview were murmuring in my ears--not a word of my own would come to me!
The Fox replied, "Indeed, I should have thanked you fervently if your deeds had been as good as your words, and if your hands had not been traitors to your speech.
He pronounced those words with a hopeless, heart-broken humility dreadful to see.