words Definition

  • 1a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning
  • 2speech or talk: he was at a loss for words

Using words: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "words" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He spoke the words slowly and clearly.

  • Example

    She wrote down the words to the song.

  • Example

    I don't have the words to express my gratitude.

  • Example

    His words were full of wisdom.

words Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for words

Phrases with words

  • used to introduce a different way of saying or explaining something


    He's not very good-looking. In other words, he's ugly.

  • have a word with someone

    to speak briefly to someone in order to give them advice or information


    I need to have a word with you about your behavior.

  • to say something positive about someone to another person


    Can you put in a good word for me with the boss?


Summary: words in Brief

The term 'words' [wɜːrdz] refers to units of language, spoken or written, that carry meaning. It encompasses speech, writing, and phrases like 'in other words,' which introduce alternative expressions. 'Words' also appears in idioms like 'have a word with someone,' meaning to give advice, and 'put in a good word for someone,' meaning to speak positively about someone.