word-for-word
adjective Date: circa 1611 being in or following the exact words ; verbatim <
a word-for-word translation
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  • Word for word — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • word for word — {adv. phr.} In exactly the same words. * /Mary copied Sally s composition word for word./ * /Joan repeated the conversation word for word./ * /She learned the poem many years ago but she recited it word for word./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • word for word — {adv. phr.} In exactly the same words. * /Mary copied Sally s composition word for word./ * /Joan repeated the conversation word for word./ * /She learned the poem many years ago but she recited it word for word./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • word for word — word for word, adj. 1. in exactly the same words; verbatim. 2. one word at a time, without regard for the sense of the whole: She translated the book word for word. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • word for word — word′ for word′ adv. 1) in exactly the same words; verbatim 2) one word at a time, without regard for the sense of the whole • Etymology: 1350–1400 word′ for word′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • word-for-word — [wʉrdfər wʉrd′] adj. in exactly the same words * * * See word for word. * * * …   Universalium

  • word for word — ► word for word in exactly the same or, when translated, exactly equivalent words. Main Entry: ↑word …   English terms dictionary

  • word for word — index faithfully, literal, verbatim (adjective), verbatim (adverb) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • word-for-word — [wʉrdfər wʉrd′] adj. in exactly the same words …   English World dictionary

  • word for word — adverb using exactly the same words he repeated her remarks verbatim • Syn: ↑verbatim * * * 1 they took down the speeches word for word: VERBATIM, letter for letter, to the letter; exactly, faithfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • word-for-word — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: word for word : being in or following the exact words a word for word translation : verbatim the word for word transmission of legends George Grey * * * word for word «WURD fuhr WURD», adjective. = verbatim.… …   Useful english dictionary

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