Word Word, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wording}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To express in words; to phrase. [1913 Webster]

The apology for the king is the same, but worded with greater deference to that great prince. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words. [Obs.] --Howell. [1913 Webster]

3. To flatter with words; to cajole. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To word it}, to bandy words; to dispute. [Obs.] ``To word it with a shrew.'' --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • worded — word|ed [ˈwə:dıd US ˈwə:r ] adj carefully/clearly/strongly etc worded using words that express an idea carefully or clearly ▪ a carefully worded question ▪ a strongly worded letter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • worded — word|ed [ wɜrdəd ] adjective expressed in a particular way: a politely worded letter of rejection a strongly worded statement …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worded — adjective carefully /clearly/strongly etc worded using words that express an idea carefully or clearly: a carefully worded question …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • worded — UK [ˈwɜː(r)dɪd] / US [ˈwɜrdəd] adjective expressed in a particular way a strongly worded statement a politely worded letter of rejection …   English dictionary

  • worded — /ˈwɜdəd/ (say werduhd) adjective expressed by words selected in a specified way: a carefully worded report …   Australian English dictionary

  • worded — wÉœrd /wɜːd n. unit of language with meaning; speech, talk; short conversation; utterance; order, command; news, notice; commitment, promise; password, watchword v. phrase, draft; style, formulate; express in words; choose words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • worded — wordˈed adjective Expressed in words • • • Main Entry: ↑word …   Useful english dictionary

  • strongly worded — adj. Strongly worded is used with these nouns: ↑letter …   Collocations dictionary

  • well-worded — /ˈwɛl wɜdəd/ (say wel werduhd) adjective expressed in proper terms. Also, (especially in predicative use), well worded /wɛl ˈwɜdəd/ (say wel werduhd) …   Australian English dictionary

  • sharp-worded — adjective harsh (Freq. 1) sharp criticism a sharp worded exchange a tart remark • Syn: ↑sharp, ↑tart • Similar to: ↑unpleasant …   Useful english dictionary

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