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Related to oath: Hippocratic oath, Oath of allegiance

oath

 (ōth)
n. pl. oaths thz, ōths)
1.
a. A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
b. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
c. Something declared or promised.
2. An irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or something held sacred.
3. An imprecation; a curse.
Idioms:
take an oath
To agree to a pledge of truthfulness or faithful performance.
under oath
Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.

[Middle English oth, from Old English āth.]

oath

(əʊθ)
n, pl oaths (əʊðz)
1. a solemn pronouncement to affirm the truth of a statement or to pledge a person to some course of action, often involving a sacred being or object as witness.
2. the form of such a pronouncement
3. an irreverent or blasphemous expression, esp one involving the name of a deity; curse
4. under the obligation of an oath
5. (Law) law having sworn to tell the truth, usually with one's hand on the Bible
6. (Law) take an oath to declare formally with an oath or pledge, esp before giving evidence
[Old English āth; related to Old Saxon, Old Frisian ēth, Old High German eid]

oath

(oʊθ)

n., pl. oaths (ōtz, ōths).
1. 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.
2. any statement, promise, or affirmation accepted as the equivalent of such an appeal.
3. the form of words in which an oath is made.
4. an irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or anything sacred.
5. any profane expression; curse; swearword.
Idioms:
1. take an oath, to swear solemnly; vow.
2. under oath, solemnly bound by the obligations of an oath.
[before 900; Middle English ooth, Old English āth; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon ēth, Old High German eid (German Eid), Old Norse eithr, Gothic aiths]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oath - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or angeroath - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
2.oath - a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)oath - a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
dedication, commitment - a message that makes a pledge
3.oath - a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavioroath - a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior; "they took an oath of allegiance"
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
bayat - an oath of allegiance to an emir

oath

noun
1. promise, bond, pledge, vow, word, compact, covenant, affirmation, sworn statement, avowal, word of honour a solemn oath by members to help each other
2. swear word, curse, obscenity, blasphemy, expletive, four-letter word, cuss (informal), profanity, strong language, imprecation, malediction, vulgarism Weller let out a foul oath and hurled himself upon him.
Related words
adjective juratory
Quotations
"He who cheats with an oath acknowledges that he is afraid of his enemy, but that he thinks little of God" [Plutarch Lives: Lysander]
"Oaths are but words, and words but wind" [Samuel Butler Hudibras]
"Let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay" Bible: James

oath

noun
A profane or obscene term:
Informal: cuss.
Translations
تَجْديفقَسَمٌيَمين، قَسَم
přísahaslib
ed
valakirosanalupaus
prisega
eskü
blótsyrîieiîur
誓い
서약
keiksmažodispriesaikaprisaikdintasprisiekęs
lāstszvērests
prísaha
prisegakletvica
ed
คำปฏิญาณ
lời tuyên thệ

oath

[əʊθ] N (oaths (pl)) [əʊðz]
1. (= solemn promise etc) → juramento m
under oath; on oathbajo juramento
to administer an oath to sbtomar juramento a algn
to break one's oathromper su juramento
to put sb on oathhacer prestar juramento a algn
to swear on (one's) oathjurar
to take the oathprestar juramento
to take an oath thatjurar que ...
to take an oath of allegiance (Mil) → jurar la bandera
2. (= swear word) → palabrota f, grosería f (esp LAm), lisura f (Andes, S. Cone); (= curse) → blasfemia f, maldición f

oath

[ˈəʊθ] n
(= formal promise) → serment m
to swear an oath → prêter serment oath of allegiance
[witness] on oath (British)sous serment
Witnesses sometimes lie on oath → Les témoins mentent parfois sous serment.
to be on oath → être sous serment
under oath → sous serment
to take the oath → prêter serment
(= swear word) → juron moath of allegiance nserment m d'allégeance

oath

n
Schwur m; (Jur) → Eid m; to take or make or swear an oathschwören; (Jur) → einen Eid ablegen or leisten; he took an oath of loyalty to the governmenter schwor der Regierung Loyalität; to declare under oath or on oath (Jur) → unter Eid aussagen; to be under oath (Jur) → unter Eid stehen; to break one’s oathseinen Schwur brechen; to put somebody on oath (Jur) → jdn vereidigen; to take the oath (Jur) → vereidigt werden; he refused to take the oath (Jur) → er verweigerte den Eid; on my oath! (obs)bei meiner Seele! (obs)
(= curse, profanity)Fluch m

oath

[əʊθ] n
a. (solemn promise) → giuramento
under or on oath → sotto giuramento
to put sb on or under oath to do sth → far giurare a qn di fare qc
to take the oath → giurare
to swear on oath or on one's oath → giurare solennemente
b. (swear word) → imprecazione f

oath

(əuθ) plural oaths (ouθs ouðz) noun
1. a solemn promise. He swore an oath to support the king.
2. a word or phrase used when swearing. curses and oaths.
on/under oath
having sworn an oath to tell the truth in a court of law. The witness is on/under oath.

oath

قَسَمٌ přísaha ed Eid όρκος juramento vala serment prisega giuramento 誓い 서약 eed ed przysięga juramento клятва ed คำปฏิญาณ yemin lời tuyên thệ 誓言

oath

n. juramento, promesa;
Hippocratic ______ hipocrático;
under ___bajo ___;
v.
to take an ___jurar, prestar ___.
References in classic literature ?
There had been an oath, the nervous giggle of old Edward King, and then silence.
Well, ma'm, I found Krajiek's axe under the manger, and I picks it up and carries it over to the corpse, and I take my oath it just fit the gash in the front of the old man's face.
Yet was there a sort of indefinite, half-attained, unimaginable sublimity about it that fairly froze you to it, till you involuntarily took an oath with yourself to find out what that marvellous painting meant.
So each man in turn took an oath of which he did not understand a word, and then was presented with a handsome ornamented document with a big red seal and the shield of the United States upon it, and was told that he had become a citizen of the Republic and the equal of the President himself.
Blank-blank-blank him," said Sir Madok, "an I do not stove-polish him an I may find him, leave it to me; for never no knight that hight Ossaise or aught else may do me this disservice and bide on live, an I may find him, the which I have thereunto sworn a great oath this day.
and I don't need to take any oath to that, for you to believe it.
So he exacted a solemn oath from a Candian noble named Crioni, then led him to his lodgings and nearly took his breath away with a sight of his glittering hoard.
Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood.
Anyway, I won't while he lives, I make oath to that.
Then he showed Huckleberry how to make an H and an F, and the oath was com- plete.
Scarce a sentence escaped him but that was commenced or concluded by some hor- rid oath.
From that moment, Emma could have taken her oath that Mr.