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OATH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oath mean? 

OATH (noun)
  The noun OATH has 3 senses:

1. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
2. 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. a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior

  Familiarity information: OATH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OATH (noun)


Sense 1oath [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

swearword; swearing; oath; expletive; curse word; curse; cuss

Context example:

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

profanity (vulgar or irreverent speech or action)


Sense 2oath [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

oath; swearing

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

commitment; dedication (a message that makes a pledge)


Sense 3oath [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they took an oath of allegiance

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

promise (a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oath"):

bayat (an oath of allegiance to an emir)

Instance hyponyms:

Hippocratic oath (an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates)


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