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COVENANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does covenant mean? 

COVENANT (noun)
  The noun COVENANT has 2 senses:

1. a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
2. (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return

  Familiarity information: COVENANT used as a noun is rare.


COVENANT (verb)
  The verb COVENANT has 2 senses:

1. enter into a covenant
2. enter into a covenant or formal agreement

  Familiarity information: COVENANT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COVENANT (noun)


Sense 1covenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

concordat; covenant; compact

Hypernyms ("covenant" is a kind of...):

written agreement (a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties)

Instance hyponyms:

Lateran Treaty (the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state)


Sense 2covenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("covenant" is a kind of...):

agreement; understanding (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises)

Domain category:

Bible; Book; Christian Bible; Good Book; Holy Scripture; Holy Writ; Scripture; Word; Word of God (the sacred writings of the Christian religions)


COVENANT (verb)


Sense 1covenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter into a covenant

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "covenant" is one way to...):

pledge; plight (promise solemnly and formally)

Domain category:

faith; organized religion; religion (an institution to express belief in a divine power)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "covenant"):

confirm (administer the rite of confirmation to)

bar mitzvah (confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith)

bat mitzvah (confirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2covenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter into a covenant or formal agreement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver / The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world

Hypernyms (to "covenant" is one way to...):

pledge; plight (promise solemnly and formally)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "covenant"):

commune; communicate (receive Communion, in the Catholic church)

communicate (administer communion; in church)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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