What does oath mean?

Definitions for oathoʊθ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oath.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss(noun)

    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

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  2. oath, swearing(noun)

    a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

  3. oath(noun)

    a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior

    "they took an oath of allegiance"


  1. oath(Noun)

    A solemn pledge or promise to a god, king, or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract

  2. oath(Noun)

    the affirmed statement or promise accepted as equivalent to an oath

  3. oath(Noun)

    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

  4. oath(Noun)

    a curse

  5. oath(Noun)

    An affirmation of the truth of a statement.

  6. oath(Verb)

    (archaic) To pledge.

  7. oath(Verb)

    Shouting out. (as in 'oathing obsenities')

  8. Origin: From aþ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Oath(noun)

    a solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed

  2. Oath(noun)

    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

  3. Oath(noun)

    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

  4. Oath(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [OE. othe, oth, ath, AS. ; akin to D. eed, OS. , G. eid, Icel. eir, Sw. ed, Dan. eed, Goth. ais; cf. OIr. oeth.]


  1. Oath

    Oath is a retired Thoroughbred race horse, bred in Ireland and trained in the United Kingdom, best known for winning the 1999 Epsom Derby. He was injured in his next race and never ran again. He is currently an active sire in India.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oath

    ōth, n. a solemn statement with an appeal to God as witness, and a calling for punishment from Him in case of falsehood or of failure, also the form of words in which such is made—oath of abjuration, allegiance, &c.: an irreverent use of God's name in conversation or in any way: any merely exclamatory imprecation, &c.:—pl. Oathsthz).—adj. Oath′able (Shak.), capable of having an oath administered to.—n. Oath′-break′ing (Shak.), the violation of an oath, perjury.—Upon one's oath, sworn to speak the truth. [A.S. áth; Ger. eid, Ice. eithr.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. OATH

    A form of speech that has many trials in court, but is never tried in Sunday School.

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  1. OATH

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oath in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plato:

    There is no such thing as a lover's oath.

  2. Frank Lloyd:

    I had no choice, Olgivanna, i was under oath.

  3. Norman Douglas:

    Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.

  4. Solon:

    Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

  5. Aeschylus:

    It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

Images & Illustrations of oath

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