votary

  • 1 Votary — Vo ta*ry, n.; pl. {Votaries}. One devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise; hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some particular service, worship, study, or state of life. You are already love s firm votary. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Votary — Vo ta*ry, a. [From L. votus, p. p. vovere to vow, to devote. See {Vote}, {Vow}.] Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised. [1913 Webster] Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 votary — index addict, advocate (counselor), advocate (espouser), colleague, disciple, partisan, proponent …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 votary — (n.) 1540s, one consecrated by a vow, from L. votum (see VOW (Cf. vow)). Originally a monk or nun, general sense of ardent devotee of some aim or pursuit is from 1591 (in Shakespeare, originally in reference to love) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 votary — *addict, devotee, habitué Analogous words: *enthusiast, fanatic, zealot, bigot …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 votary — ► NOUN (pl. votaries) 1) a person who has made vows of dedication to religious service. 2) a devoted follower, adherent, or advocate. ORIGIN from Latin vovere vow …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 votary — [vōt′ə rē] n. pl. votaries [< L votus, pp. of vovere, to vow (see VOTE) + ARY] 1. a person bound by a vow or promise, esp. one bound to religious vows, as a monk or nun 2. a person devoted to a particular religion or object of worship; devout… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 votary — UK [ˈvəʊtərɪ] / US [ˈvoʊtərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms votary : singular votary plural votaries formal someone who is a very keen follower of a particular religion …

    English dictionary

  • 9 votary — /voh teuh ree/, n., pl. votaries, adj. n. Also, votarist. 1. a person who is bound by solemn religious vows, as a monk or a nun. 2. an adherent of a religion or cult; a worshiper of a particular deity or sacred personage. 3. a person who is… …

    Universalium

  • 10 votary — noun a) A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made Gerty was dressed simply but with the instinctive taste of a votary of Dame Fashion for she felt that there was just a might that he might be out …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 votary — vo•ta•ry [[t]ˈvoʊ tə ri[/t]] also vo′ta•rist n. pl. ries also rists 1) rel a devoted worshiper of a deity, saint, etc., or a devout adherent of a religion 2) a person who is devoted to some subject or pursuit; devotee: a votary of jazz[/ex] 3) a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 votary — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Latin votum vow Date: 1546 1. archaic a sworn adherent 2. a. enthusiast, devotee b. a devoted admirer 3. a. a devout or zealous worshipper …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 votary — Synonyms and related words: Christian, God fearing man, Maecenas, abettor, accepter, addict, adherent, admirer, adorer, advocate, aficionado, amateur, angel, apologist, appendage, aspirant, aspirer, attendant, backer, beadsman, believer, booster …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 votary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. votarist, devotee, disciple, follower, enthusiast, adherent, zealot, fan (inf.). adj. votive, dedicated; consecrated; pledged; devoted. See desire, auxiliary. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. monk,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 votary — vo|ta|ry [ˈvəutəri US ˈvou ] n plural votaries [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: votum; VOTE2] old fashioned someone who regularly practises a particular religion …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 votary — vo|ta|ry [ voutəri ] noun count FORMAL someone who is a very enthusiastic follower of a particular religion …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 votary — vo·ta·ry || vəʊtÉ™rɪ / trɪ n. admirer, devotee; worshiper …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 votary — [ vəʊt(ə)ri] noun (plural votaries) 1》 a person, e.g. a monk or nun, who has made vows of dedication to religious service. 2》 a devoted follower, adherent, or advocate. Derivatives votarist noun Origin C16: from L. vot , vovere vow + ary1 …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 votary — n. Devotee, votarist …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 votary — noun (C) formal someone who regularly practises a particular religion …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English