someone's word is his/her bond

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of someone's word is his/her bond

used to say that someone always keeps his/her promises

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she

bond play
  1. : something that binds or restrains : fetter

  2. : a binding agreement : covenant

  3. : a band or cord used to tie something

  1. : to lap (a building material, such as brick) for solidity of construction

  2. : to secure payment of duties and taxes on (goods) by giving a bond (see 1bond 5a)

  3. : to convert into a debt secured by bonds (see 1bond 5a)

  1. : bound in slavery


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