(one's) word (of honor)

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(one's) word (of honor)

One's sincere promise or vow (about or to do something). I will be in that court to stand by your side during the trail—I give you my word of honor. After the president broke his word about lowering taxes for middle-class earners, I vowed never to vote for him again.
See also: word


1. A message from someone or something. I just got word that Diana landed in New York.
2. slang An expression of affirmation. A: "That concert was amazing!" B: "Word."

*word (from someone or something)

messages or communication from someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; hear ~; receive ~.) We have just received word from Perry that the contract has been signed.

someone's word of honor

someone's trustworthy pledge or promise. He gave me his word of honor that he would bring the car back by noon today.
See also: honor, of, word

word of honor

A pledge of one's good faith, as in On his word of honor he assured us that he was telling the truth. [Early 1800s]
See also: honor, of, word

your, his, etc. ˌword of ˈhonour

(British English) (American English your, his, etc. ˌword of ˈhonor) used to refer to somebody’s sincere promise: He gave me his word of honour that he’d never drink again.
See also: honour, of, word


1. and Word up. interj. Correct.; Right. I hear you, man. Word.
2. interj. Hello. (see also What’s the (good) word?.) Word. What’s new? A: Word. B: Word.
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