2018년 5월 28일 월요일

Dic:// (COUNTABLE) 'word of sth' as what you say vs. (UNCOUNTABLE) 'word' as news


word:


─. 5. [N-COUNT. N of n] If you offer someone a word of something such as warning, advice, or praise, you warn, advise, or praise them.

  • A word of warning. Don't stick too precisely to what it says in the book.
─. 7. [N-UNCOUNT. also the N] If there is word of something, people receive news or information about it.
  • There is no word from authorities on the reported attack.
  • Word has been spreading fast of the incidents on the streets.

─. 3) an utterance or expression, esp a brief one: a word of greeting.
─. 4) news or information: he sent word that he would be late.


─. 8) a word of warning/caution/advice/thanks etc: something you say that warns someone, thanks them etc.
  • It is a beautiful city, but a word of warning: street robberies are very common.
  • He left without a word of apology.
─. 13) [News/Information] [Singular, U] a piece of news or a message.
  • Word came that our duties would be changed.
  • "Have you heard from Ann?" "No, not a word."
  • There was still no word from John.
  • word gets out, word gets around (= people hear about something): It's a very small town and if you do something bad, word gets around.
  • the word is (that), word has it (that) (= people are saying that): The word is that the two companies are planning a merger.
  • spread the word, pass the word (= tell other people some information or news): Health officials are encouraging people to spread the word about the benefits of exercise.
  • send word, bring word: old-fashioned formal (= send or bring a message): The mayor sent word he'd be late.
  • Word of mouth (= information you get by someone telling you) is one of the best way of getting business.
  • by word of mouth: Much of this informatin is picked up by word of mouth from previous students.

....... Cobuild, Collins, LDOCE

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