Definitions of woord
  1. n
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify


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    anagram, letterkeer

    a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
    lettergreepraadsel, woordraadsel

    a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades
    diminutief, verkleiningsvorm, verkleinvorm, verkleinwoord

    a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness

    the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    drieletterwoord, schuttingwoord

    any of several short English words (often having 4 letters) generally regarded as obscene or offensive

    a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning

    two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation

    two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

    a word that is more generic than a given word

    a word that is more specific than a given word
    bastaardwoord, leenwoord, lening

    a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz’ is a German word borrowed into modern English

    a word or utterance of one syllable
    munterij, muntslag, neologisme, nieuwvorming

    a newly invented word or phrase

    a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
    anagram, kreeftdicht, letterkeer, omkeerwoord, palindroom, retrograde, spiegelwoord

    a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward
    subst., substantief

    any word or group of words functioning as a noun

    two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
    naamregister, namenregister, nomenclator

    a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
    meervoud, meervoudsvorm, mv., pl., pluralis, pluralisvorm

    the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    enk., enkelvoud, simplex, sing., singularis

    the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

    a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error

    a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
    naamwoord, nomen

    a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
    verbum, werkwoord

    a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

    a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    prepositie, voorz., voorzetsel

    a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
    pronomen, vnw., voornaamwoord

    a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
    conjunctie, conjunctief, koppelwoord, voegwoord

    an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

    a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

    a word or phrase borrowed from French
    abbreviatie, abbreviatuur, afk., afko, afkorting, breviatuur, verkorting

    a shortened form of a word or phrase
    acroniem, initiaalwoord, letterwoord

    a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name

    two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair)

    two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)
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    taal, taaluiting

    one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

    a promise

    bijbeltekst, consigne, erewoord, herkenningswoord, parool, schibbolet, sjibbolet, tekst, wachtwoord
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    belofte, gelofte, toezegging

    a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

    consigne, herkenningswoord, kreet, parool, password, schibbolet, sjibbolet, wachtwoord
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    arcanum, geheim, geheimpje, secreta

    information known only to a special group

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