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get word


Definitions from WordNet

Verb get word has 1 sense
  1. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
    Sample sentence:
    They get word that there was a traffic accident

Definitions from the Web


get word: a phrase used to describe the act of receiving or learning information or news, often through informal means.

Part of Speech

Noun, verb

Sense 1


Definition: The act of receiving or learning information in an informal manner.

Example sentences:

  • She got word of the party through a friend.
  • He finally got word about his acceptance into the university.

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Sense 2


Definition: To receive or obtain information or news through informal means.

Example sentences:

  • He got word that his flight was delayed.
  • We need to get the word out about the upcoming event.

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