(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.
References in classic literature ?
Considering the present shattered condition of my constitution, you couldn't have given her better advice--upon my word of honor, you couldn't have given her better advice!"
"On my word of honor," said Athos, "one must be either a Mazarinist or a Frondeur.
"An inn, Miss Emily; a lonely inn, somewhere in the country; and a comfortless room at the inn, with a makeshift bed at one end of it, and a makeshift bed at the other--I give you my word of honor, that was how your aunt put it.
"Two hours later--I give you my word of honor I am not exaggerating--Mercy Merrick was established at Julian's bedside.
And he has bound me not to tell it, under a promise given on my word of honor. You wished, dear Mrs.
I am not a traitor, I give you my word of honor. Let's talk,' the President said on Tuesday night during the administration party's campaign rally in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan province.
I give you my word of honor. Mag-usap tayo [Stop everything.
You guarantee that you are telling the truth by saying I give my word of honor that such and such is true.
I give you my word of honor that we love you and need you.
I am not a traitor) I give you my word of honor, mag-usap tayo (Let us talk)," Duterte said.
'It's my word of honor. When I sold it to them [PLDT and Globe], I said I will not come back and fight them' Ang said.
I am afraid of ruining my word of honor and destroy that feeling that I have to be proud of-I know how to appreciate debt of gratitude and I have loyalty to those who gave me work and [their] trust)
My word of honor, I had been her fiance, we wrote to each other.
My word of honor is something which I value very much.