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word for word

adv.
In exactly the same words; verbatim.

word′-for-word′ adj.
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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.
[1350–1400]
word′-for-word′, adj.
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Adv.1.word for word - using exactly the same words; "he repeated her remarks verbatim"
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Translations
كَلِمَه بِكَلِمَه
orî fyrir orî
slovo za slovom
aynenkelimesi kelimesine

word

(wəːd) noun
1. the smallest unit of language (whether written, spoken or read).
2. a (brief) conversation. I'd like a (quick) word with you in my office.
3. news. When you get there, send word that you've arrived safely.
4. a solemn promise. He gave her his word that it would never happen again.
verb
to express in written or spoken language. How are you going to word the letter so that it doesn't seem rude?
ˈwording noun
the manner of expressing something, the choice of words etc.
ˈword processor noun
a program for writing or editing texts, letters etc and storing them in the computer's memory; a computer used for doing this.
ˈword processing noun
ˌword-ˈperfect adjective
repeated, or able to repeat something, precisely in the original words. a word-perfect performance; He wants to be word-perfect by next week's rehearsal.
by word of mouth
by one person telling another in speech, not in writing. She got the information by word of mouth.
get a word in edgeways
to break into a conversation etc and say something.
in a word
to sum up briefly. In a word, I don't like him.
keep/break one's word
to keep or fail to keep one's promise.
take (someone) at his/her word
to believe (someone) without question and act according to his words.
take someone's word for it
to assume that what someone says is correct (without checking).
word for word
in the exact, original words. That's precisely what he told me, word for word.
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References in classic literature ?
"This was the letter, word for word. Guess, my dear girl--guess how this letter affected me.
I looked back at the letter, and repeated the form of message contained in the latter part of it, word for word:
"There is something so enchanting in the smile of melancholy," she said to Boris, repeating word for word a passage she had copied from a book.
For verses, though never so well composed, cannot be literally (that is word for word) translated out of one language into another without losing much of their beauty and loftiness."*
But instead of adopting this course of retaliation, Mrs Jarley, on second thoughts, brought out the suspicious bottle, and ordering glasses to be set forth upon her favourite drum, and sinking into a chair behind it, called her satellites about her, and to them several times recounted, word for word, the affronts she had received.
I will translate that child-murder word for word, to give the reader a realizing sense of what a fifth part of the reading-matter of a Munich daily actually is when it comes under measurement of the eye: