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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 ?
In this strait it occurred to me that these people, however barbarous, have some oath which they keep with an inviolable strictness; the best precaution, therefore, that I could use would be to bind them by this oath to be true to their engagements.
which they never violate) they explain thus: the sheep is the mother of them who swear; the butter betokens the love between the mother and the children, and an oath taken on a mother's head is sacred.
And so Hesiod says that oaths touching the matter of love do not draw down anger from the gods: `And thereafter he ordained that an oath concerning the secret deeds of the Cyprian should be without penalty for men.
But suddenly he roared an oath and advanced upon the rolling fighters.
His small body was writhing in the delivery of great, crimson oaths.
Fellow citizens of the United States: in compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take, in your presence, the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, to be taken by the President "before he enters on the execution of his office.
And should any one in any case be content that his oath shall go unkept on a merely unsubstantial controversy as to HOW it shall be kept?
Father Jove," he cried, "that rulest in Ida, most glorious in power, and thou oh Sun, that seest and givest ear to all things, Earth and Rivers, and ye who in the realms below chastise the soul of him that has broken his oath, witness these rites and guard them, that they be not vain.
Moreover, you shall bid Priam come, that he may swear to the covenant himself; for his sons are high-handed and ill to trust, and the oaths of Jove must not be transgressed or taken in vain.
The trembling clown replied that as he lived and by the oath he had sworn (though he had not sworn any) it was not so much; for there were to be taken into account and deducted three pairs of shoes he had given him, and a real for two blood-lettings when he was sick.
This he bound by an oath too shocking to repeat; and after many violent asseverations, concluded in these words: "I am resolved upon the match, and unless you consent to it I will not give you a groat, not a single farthing; no, though I saw you expiring with famine in the street, I would not relieve you with a morsel of bread.
In both words the underlying idea is that of a body of men united by an oath.