of word

be a man/woman of his/her word

To be known for upholding one's promises. If Ted said that he'll help you move, then he'll definitely be here—he's a man of his word.
See also: man, of, woman, word

of (one's) word

Displaying personal dependability: a woman of her word.
See also: of, word
References in classic literature ?
The dictionary must draw the line somewhere--so it leaves this sort of words out.
This paper presents two case studies that illustrate the multiple uses of word sorts, a word study phonics technique.
One method works in all editions of Word editions; and starting with the 2000 edition, you have an additional option.
However, who back in 1947 would have envisioned experiencing a Jamaican-Chinese, lesbian wordsmith fire spitting love songs from a Broadway stage, joined by a multicultural crew of word slingers in a United Nations summit of syllables?
Through analysis of word position and sentence structure, the voice recognition system's language component determines the final selection of words and ultimately what they mean.
Also published this year is The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories: The Life Stories of Over 12,000 Words, edited by Glynnis Chantrell.
Links are the Internet equivalent of word of mouth.
The sacraments and scripture, the formal faith of the church enshrined in the creeds, the cumulative experience of the Christian community that we call tradition are all expressions of word.
With large vocabularies, speaker training time becomes a problem since a tradeoff exists between the amount of word training required and the accuracy of recognition.
computer researcher Simon Byers conducted a survey of Word documents available on the Internet and found that many contain sensitive information.
The search for a universally acceptable 10-square is still one of the Holy Grails of word play.
At the end of Hoven's Lexique, the reader will find a series of word lists including "mots d'origine non-latine," "diminutifs," and "mots classes d'apres divers suffixes ou terminaisons.