a bond is a financial guarantee in many case. Such as, a contractor must be bonded t insure the completion of the job. A good man's word will act as that - you will only has to trust the good man's word.
What is the root of the word bond?
Originally an old English saying "My word is my bond" basically meaning you're a man or woman who doesn't go back on their word or promise. In the East Coast hip hop community it is a slang word for saying you can trust me. EX: "That girl is cheating on you, word is bond ...
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Who invented the slang word word?
The Slang word... 'Word' comes from the shortening of 'My Word Is My Bond' or 'Word Is Bond' meaning you are serious, or yes it's true. You can use it in various ways but two of the most common are... In agreement, "That was fun"... "Word!" Or in disbelief, "I dropped that bottle of Henny"... "Word?" A maritime brokers' motto. Since 1801 the motto of the London Stock Exchange (in Latin "dictum meum pactum") where bargains are made with no exchange of documents...
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
What you know as an inch was originally what?
The English word inch comes from ther Latin uncia, meaning one twelfth part. In some languages the word inch is similar to the word thumb. So in English the word 'ynche' was defined as the width of an average mans thumb ...
What is the meaning of the word meaning?
'MEANING' in other words can be the 'vocabulary' of a word or the 'essence' of the word as to what the word precisely means. OR meaning is the meaning of meaning what you just said meaning ...
Asked in Nouns
Is the word man a noun?
Yes, the word 'man' is a noun, a singular, common, concrete noun; a word for an adult human male; a word for a person. The word 'man' is also a verb (man, mans, manning, manned); meaning to provide something with the people needed to operate it. The word 'man' is also used as an interjection. ...
What is the meaning of the phrase 'one man's food is another man's poison'?
Similar to the phrase 'one mans rubbish is another mans treasure' Meaning, whats good for you may not be good for another...what worked for them may not work for you :D ...