Definitions for oathoʊθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a solemn appeal to a deity or to some revered person or thing to witness one's determination to speak the truth or keep a promise.
any statement, promise, or affirmation accepted as the equivalent of such an appeal.
the form of words in which an oath is made.
an irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or anything sacred.
any profane expression; curse; swearword.
Idioms for oath:
take an oath,to swear solemnly; vow.
under oath,solemnly bound by the obligations of an oath.
* (ōtz, ōths)..
Origin of oath:
bef. 900; ME ooth, OE āth; c. OFris, OS ēth, OHG eid (G Eid), ON eithr, Go aiths
curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss(noun)
profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
"expletives were deleted"
a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior
"they took an oath of allegiance"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an official promise
The prime minister will take the oath of office.
having legally promised to tell the truth
He swore under oath that he never took the drugs.
A solemn pledge or promise to a god, king, or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract
the affirmed statement or promise accepted as equivalent to an oath
A light or insulting use of a solemn pledge or promise to a god, king or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract the name of a deity in a profanity, as in swearing oaths
An affirmation of the truth of a statement.
(archaic) To pledge.
Shouting out. (as in 'oathing obsenities')
Origin: From aþ.
a solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed
a solemn affirmation, connected with a sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the temple, the altar, the blood of Abel, the Bible, the Koran, etc
an appeal (in verification of a statement made) to a superior sanction, in such a form as exposes the party making the appeal to an indictment for perjury if the statement be false
a careless and blasphemous use of the name of the divine Being, or anything divine or sacred, by way of appeal or as a profane exclamation or ejaculation; an expression of profane swearing
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A form of speech that has many trials in court, but is never tried in Sunday School.
Translations for oath
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a solemn promise
He swore an oath to support the king.
- يَمين، قَسَمArabic
- juramentoPortuguese (BR)
- der EidGerman
- 서약, 맹세Korean
- клятва; присягаRussian
- คำสาบาน; คำปฏิญาณThai
- yemin, antTurkish
- 誓言Chinese (Trad.)
- присяга, клятваUkrainian
- lời tuyên thệVietnamese
- 誓言Chinese (Simp.)
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