The fact or action of speaking
, as opposed to writing or to action.
(something) using particular words.
"I’m not sure how to word this letter to the council."
°(slang urban) or to speak the truth; the shortened form of the statement, "My word is my bond," an expression eventually shortened to "Word is bond," before it finally got cut to just "Word," which is its most commonly used form.
°(slang emphatic stereotypically urban) An abbreviated form of a statement of the acknowledgment of fact with a hint of nonchalant approval.