What is word counter?

This online word counter counts words in a text as you type. You will see that the counter will increase or decrease as you type.

Use cases for word counter

Word counter can be used when minimum or maximum number of words are needed for a text such as article, essay, paper, story, book or report. This tool will help you to make sure word count reaches a specific requirement or stays within a certain limit.

What is a word?

In general, a word is a unit of language that can be spoken or written and that carries a specific meaning. Words are the basic building blocks of language, and they can be combined in various ways to create sentences, paragraphs, and other forms of communication.

There are many different types of words, including nouns (e.g., house, dog, computer), verbs (e.g., run, swim, think), adjectives (e.g., red, tall, happy), and adverbs (e.g., quickly, loudly, carefully). Words can also be classified based on their function in a sentence, such as subject, object, and predicate.

In computing, the term "word" can also refer to a group of bits that are processed together by a computer's central processing unit (CPU). The size of a word (in bits) is determined by the architecture of the CPU and can range from 8 bits to 64 bits or more.


The English language currently has 171,476 words and most adult native speakers know 20,000–35,000 words.