give someone one's word

Definition of give someone one's word

:to swear or promise
  • I give you my word, I knew nothing about their plans.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

word play
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


give (someone) one's word

Definition of give (someone) one's word

:to promise something
  • I'll be there. I give you my word.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

word play
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up give someone one's word? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!