word for word
adverb Date: 14th century in the exact words ; verbatim

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

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

  • word for word — 1. adjective In exactly the same words (as were originally used). The two essays were the same, word for word. Syn: verbatim 2. adverb In exactly the same words (as were originally used) …   Wiktionary

  • word for word — Synonyms and related words: absolutely, authentic, bona fide, candid, card carrying, dead, definitely, dinkum, direct, directly, even, exactly, expressly, faithfully, following the letter, genuine, good, honest, honest to God, in all respects, in …   Moby Thesaurus

  • word-for-word — adjective Date: circa 1611 being in or following the exact words ; verbatim < a word for word translation > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • word-for-word — adjective Using exactly the same words (as were originally used). His essay was a word for word copy of one on the Internet. Syn: exact, verbatim …   Wiktionary

  • word-for-word — adj. Word for word is used with these nouns: ↑translation …   Collocations dictionary

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