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OATH is a word made from vertically symmetrical letters.

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Definition of the noun oath

What does oath mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: oaths

  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
    • example: they took an oath of allegiance
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: promise = a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
    • more specific word: bayat = an oath of allegiance to an emir
    • instance: Hippocratic oath = an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates

Alternative definition of the noun oath


  1. A solemn pledge or promise to a god, king, or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract
  2. the affirmed statement or promise accepted as equivalent to an 'oath'
  3. 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. a curse
  5. [legal] An affirmation of the truth of a statement.

Definition of the verb oath

What does oath mean as a doing word?


  1. (archaic) To pledge.
  2. Shouting out. (as in 'oathing obsenities')


Oath is a hamlet in the English county of Somerset. It is the remnant of a deserted medieval village located in the parish of Aller. Oath is west of Langport and north of Curry Rivel.


  1. Oath a.k.a. Das Oath was a thrashcore band from New York, originating from The Netherlands. They formed in 1999. After two rehearsals the band recorded their 7" eight song debut in Rotterdam. It was not until a year later when Das Oath started to play shows. With only one 7" released the band hit the road and played all over Europe during the fall of 2000. Upon their return to The Netherlands the band went straight into the studio to record songs for what would become their 9" / 10" record. After the recording session the band started to prepare for their first USA tour slated in December 2000. Shows took place on the Westcoast tour in the USA with Total Fury from Japan. One of the highlights was the show at Gilman in Berkeley with Spazz. The tour barely broke even, yet more tours in Europe and the USA. Meanwhile the limited 10" version came out for the spring tour on the Eastcoast. The regular 9" version was finally released late 2001. Shortly upon its released it was banned by the distributor for its controversial artwork.
  2. Oath is a musical group.
    • album: "Compendium of Suffering"

There are other groups with in their name, like Broken Oath, Sacred Oath, Eternal Oath, Malefic Oath, Oath of Cirion, Ceremonial Oath, Darkness by Oath, Oath to Vanquish.


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.


  1. "Oath" is a song by British singer and performer Cher Lloyd, featuring vocals from American rapper Becky G. The track was released on 2 October 2012 as the second single from the American version of Lloyd's debut studio album, Sticks + Stones, and the fourth single overall. "Oath", produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, was played for the first time on New York radio station Z100 FM. The track was released as single in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand only. "Oath" was not as successful as Lloyd's previous single, "Want U Back", in the United States, debuting at #99 and peaking at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100. In New Zealand, following the major success of "Want U Back", which reached number 3, "Oath" made a respectable impact, peaking at number 13, becoming Lloyd's third consecutive Top 20 hit in that country.
  2. "Oath" is a musical album of Strident.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Oath" is a 2012 single album by Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G.
    • released on
  4. "Oath" is a musical album of Oath.
    • released in (9 years ago)


"Oath": Rota is an early 20th-century Polish epic poem, as well as a celebratory anthem, once proposed to be the Polish national anthem. Rota's lyrics were written in 1908 by activist for Polish independence, poet Maria Konopnicka. The music was composed two years later by composer, conductor and concert organist, Feliks Nowowiejski.

  • also known as The Oath, Rota


OATH a.k.a. Object-oriented Abstract Type Hierarchy is a class library for C++ from Texas Instruments.

Phrases with Oath

Phrases starting with the word Oath:

  1. Oath-Ring
  2. Oath of Abjuration

Phrases ending with the word Oath:

  1. Minced oath
  2. hippocratic oath
  3. lying under oath

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Oath

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Google previewJob (2012)

by J. Gerald Janzen

The oath is that moral act which at one and the same time is the most solitary of acts and the most social of acts. For the...

Google previewThe Living Age ... (1886)

An oath is the invocation of God — or of a god — a supernatural being — to witness the truth of the statement made by...

Google previewAquinas Ethicus (1896)

by J. Rickaby

"1 Thus then an oath is a lawful and virtuous thing in itself, as is evident from its origin and its end. From its origin: because the ...

Google previewAn Exposition of the Thirty Nine Articles of the Church of England (1745)

by Gilbert Burnet

AN oath is an appeal to God, either upon a testimony that is given, or a promise that is made, confirming the truth of the one, and the fidelity of the other. It is an appeal to God, who knows all things, and will judge all men : so it is an act that ...

Google previewOf the Law of Natur and Nations (1729)

by Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf

because an Oath is a kind of Torture, or the. and Success of the State, the best Expedient is, not to have recourse to...

An Oath is an additional Bond of an Obligation. vii. Of Oaths obtained by Deceit. viii. Of Oaths obtained by Fear. - ix.

Google previewOaths (1834)

Their Origin, Nature, and History by James Endell Tyler

This corresponds very closely with the authorized definition at the present time in Spain, " An oath is an attestation, or affirmation, on any subject, by the name of God, and some sacred thing. And no one ought to swear by heaven or earth, nor ...

Google previewTheologia Reformata (1713)

Or, The Body and Substance of the Christian Religion, Comprised in Distinct Discourses Or Treatises Upon the Apostles Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; in Two Volumes. The Whole Adjusted to the Sacred Scriptures and the Judgement of the Protestant Reformed Churches ... with Proper Indexes and Tables by John Edwards

And such is this, an Oath is a religious Invoking of God *** in a lawful and very weighty Matter, whereby we appeal to...

An Oath is an appeal to God not only as a Witness of the Truth of what we say, but as an Avenger, if we speak not the Truth.

Google previewSo Help Me God (2005)

A Reflection on the Military Oath by Brian Bohlman

An oath is a form of a loyalty test, in that one swears or affirms to be faithful and committed to fulfill an obligation or...

The military oath is the legal document that requires service members to obey the orders of the president, a governor of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Barbarian Europe (2003)

Society in Transformation by Michael Frassetto

Strasbourg, Oath of (842) An agreement between Charles the Bald and Louis the German, the Oath of Strasbourg solidified an alliance between the two kings during the civil wars following the death of Louis the Pious. Subscribed to by the two ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

oath serment (m) juramento (m) Eid (m) 3959. false oath faux serment; parjure (m) falso juramento; perjurio (m) Falscheid (m); Meineid (m) 3960. oath of allegiance serment d'allégeance (f), de fidélité (f) juramento de fidelidad (f) ...

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Quotes about Oath

Helena: Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of O1A1T1H4

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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