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  • 1 Vow — Vow, n. [OE. vou, OF. vou, veu, vo, vu, F. v?u, from L. votum, from vovere, to vow. Cf. {Avow}, {Devout}, {Vote}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or …

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  • 2 vow — 1 n: a solemn promise or statement; esp: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition marriage vow s vow 2 vt 1: to promise solemnly 2: to bind or commit by a vow vi: to make a vow …

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  • 3 Vow — «Vow» sencillo de Garbage del álbum Garbage Lado B Subhuman #1 Crush Vow (Torn Apart) (UK US) Publicación 20 de Marzo, 1995 (RU) 20 de Junio, 1995 (Mundial) …

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  • 4 Vow — Vow, v. i. To make a vow, or solemn promise. [1913 Webster] Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Eccl. v. 5. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Vow — Vow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vowing}.] [OE. vouen, OF. vouer, voer, F. vouer, LL. votare. See {Vow}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise …

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  • 6 VOW — may mean:*Vow *Vow (Garbage song) *Village on Wheels. Exclusive tourist trains in India.(esp.to cater to the budget tourists, and hence the name) *Virtual Office Website …

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  • 7 vow|el — «VOW uhl», noun, adjective, verb, eled, el|ing or (especially British) elled, el|ling. –n. 1. any speech sound produced by not blocking the breath with the lips, teeth, or tongue, with the vocal cords generally but not necessarily vibrating. A… …

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  • 8 vow — [n] promise affiance, assertion, asseveration, oath, pledge, profession, troth, word of honor; concepts 278,689 Ant. breach, break vow [v] make a solemn promise affirm, assure, consecrate, covenant, cross one’s heart*, declare, dedicate, devote,… …

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  • 9 vow — ► NOUN ▪ a solemn promise. ► VERB ▪ solemnly promise to do something. ORIGIN Old French vou, from Latin votum a wish, vow …

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  • 10 vow — [vou] n. [ME vou < OFr < L votum: see VOTE] 1. a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life 2. a solemn promise of love and fidelity [marriage vows] 3. a solemn affirmation …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Vow — A vow (Lat. votum , vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath. Wedding vowsVow with Godwithin the world of monks and nuns, a vow is a transaction between a person and his/her deity whereby the former undertakes in the future to render some… …

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  • 12 vow — vower, n. vowless, adj. /vow/, n. 1. a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment: marriage vows; a vow of secrecy. 2. a solemn promise made to a deity or saint committing oneself to an act, service, or condition. 3. a solemn or earnest… …

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  • 13 vow — I n. 1) to make, take a vow 2) to keep one s vow 3) to break, violate a vow 4) a formal, solemn vow 5) clerical; marriage; monastic; religious vows (priests take religious vows) 6) a vow to + inf. (she made a solemn vow not to smoke again) 7) a… …

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  • 14 vow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ solemn ▪ marriage, wedding ▪ monastic, religious, sacred ▪ final …

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  • 15 vow — /vaʊ / (say vow) noun 1. a solemn promise, pledge, or personal engagement: marriage vows; a vow of secrecy. 2. a solemn or earnest declaration. 3. a solemn, religiously binding promise made to God or to any deity or saint, as to perform some act …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 vow — 1 noun (C) a serious promise: marriage vows | vow to do sth: a vow to avenge his brother s death | take/make a vow: She made a vow never to tell anybody what she had heard. | keep/break a vow (=do or not do what you promised) | vow of silence (=a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 vow — I UK [vaʊ] / US noun Word forms vow : singular vow plural vows 1) [countable] a serious promise make a vow (that): I ve made a vow that I m going to study harder. take a vow (of something): Nuns must take a vow of chastity. 2) vows [plural] a set …

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  • 18 vow — ad·vow·ee; ad·vow·son; vow·el·ize; vow·el·less; vow·ely; vow·er; vow; vow·el; vow·el·ly; …

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  • 19 vow — vow1 [ vau ] noun 1. ) count a serious promise: make a vow (that): I ve made a vow that I m going to study harder. take a vow (of something): Nuns must take a vow of chastity. 2. ) vows plural a set of promises that people make to each other, for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 vow — {{11}}vow (n.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. vou, from L. votum a vow, wish, promise, dedication, noun use of neut. of votus, pp. of vovere to promise solemnly, pledge, dedicate, vow, from PIE root *ewegwh to speak solemnly, vow (Cf. Skt.… …

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